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Old 03-22-2007, 05:24 PM
 
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I know it's a broad statement but....Someone commented to me to stay in NY. I just wondered how do Charlotte natives generally really feel about so many northerners moving there. Personally I think it's flattering and ofcourse makes Charlotte a very desirable location, also seems like Charlotte and the outskirts are handling the influx as well as could be expected.

 
Old 03-22-2007, 05:29 PM
 
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You'll be hard pressed to find actual "Charlotte Natives" in Charlotte. Most people here are from other places it seems. I haven't run into many southerners who absolutely dislike Notherners. They may have problems with the comments like "Well, in NY we did it this way". This has led to the "We don't care how you did it up north" bumper sticker!!!
 
Old 03-22-2007, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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I've lived in the area all of my life, and I'd say most natives are fine with most of the new arrivals. The only problem I would see is if someone comes here and starts, "Well, this is how we did ____ in NY, NJ, CA, ect....." or acting as if Charlotte was a hellhole until they got here. That's a BIG no no here. Considered extremely insulting. The Charlotte was a great area before the influx took place, and I think it still is a great place. As long as you are friendly and respect who we are, you'll have no problem. Most of the newbies have been wonderful. Come on down!!!
 
Old 03-22-2007, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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You'll be hard pressed to find actual "Charlotte Natives" in Charlotte.
So true.

But I've grown to loathe many of these folks, as they sometimes tend to adopt the "I liked Charlotte better in 1965" mantra and oppose any sort of development.
 
Old 03-22-2007, 05:46 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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So far, everyone has been the most friendly here in Charlotte. I haven't had a problem with anyone. My co-workers and I exchange "culture shock" stories. I would tell them how I wouldn't have to pump my own gasoline in NJ and they would tell me about how hot in gets and the summertime storms. It's all good.
 
Old 03-22-2007, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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So far, everyone has been the most friendly here in Charlotte. I haven't had a problem with anyone. My co-workers and I exchange "culture shock" stories. I would tell them how I wouldn't have to pump my own gasoline in NJ and they would tell me about how hot in gets and the summertime storms. It's all good.
That not be allowed to pump your own gas thing in NJ just floors me! Couldn't believe it the first time I was thru there and found this out. Just a great example of another way I think unions make sure people get ripped off.
 
Old 03-22-2007, 06:41 PM
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Location: Gaston County
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That not be allowed to pump your own gas thing in NJ just floors me! Couldn't believe it the first time I was thru there and found this out. Just a great example of another way I think unions make sure people get ripped off.
Unions have nothing to do with it. Actually, if memory serves correct, the law was drafted in the mid to late 70's, as today's corporate mega gas stations started popping up. The thinking was that by mandating full service, Mom & Pop stations would stay (remain) in business, as corporate giants would find it cost prohibitive, to have several attendants working per shift.

I lived in Jersey for a bit. And I found the attitudes of New Jerseyans interesting; specifically that most 40-somethings, have never pumped their own gas. It is in fact, against the law, to dispense gas yourself.

After all is said and done, the thing I miss most, is the nominal 14-cents-per-gallon tax .
 
Old 03-22-2007, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Trinity Florida
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This will be a problem for me..LOL....pumping my own gas......this should be interesting, Ive done it a few times in the freezing cold and would honestly rather not do it again, however unless I want to drive my car I will have to start Pumping Again...LOL>>>>>>>>heeeeeheee
 
Old 03-22-2007, 08:01 PM
 
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This will be a problem for me..LOL....pumping my own gas......this should be interesting, Ive done it a few times in the freezing cold and would honestly rather not do it again, however unless I want to drive my car I will have to start Pumping Again...LOL>>>>>>>>heeeeeheee
Wow, this is just SOOOO foreign to me, that you would find it strange to have to pump your own gas!! Of course my boys are older, I just get them to do the pumping now
 
Old 03-22-2007, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Trinity Florida
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ahh lucky you, can I hire one of them????ROFLMAO..Loves one day I will tell why, Im not going to say it here
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