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Old 04-03-2009, 10:31 AM
 
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Ani, I understand most of what you are saying. But heres the thing. When someone leaves something they are familiar with for there entire lives, there is going to be a big change to undergo. Some will never accept it, and those people have to either move back, or learn to accept the changes.

It may be a joke to most on this board, but bagels and pizza are something that can be found every 2 miles in New York. It's something all we are used to. Of course I liked those things to, but I will certainly not complain about it here, becasue quite frankly I didnt move here for pizza.

People do have a right to voice their opinion if some schools here dont stack up to schools back from where they are from. If Winget Park Elementary was the greatest school in the country and than you moved to NY for economic reasons, and sent your kid to a school that you thought was not nearly as good, are you saying you wouldnt complain?? Of course you would.

As far as the "I don't want my kid to talk like a hick", thats pretty brazen. Have you ever actually heard someone say that? If so, than those people deserve to be treated with every negative stereotype associated with being a rude New Yorker because thats exactly what they are.

My point is, not every NY'er is that person.
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Old 04-03-2009, 10:32 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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I just 'spect she does now.

I am the redhead who will be bringing Kim a map this evening.
May I help, Ani? Please Pretty please
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Old 04-03-2009, 10:32 AM
 
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On second thought Kim have you ever heard of the expression "putting lipstick on a pig"? Maybe thats the deal on the "nice" house that the transplant bought?
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Old 04-03-2009, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Some got six month some got one solid. But me and my buddies all got lifetime here
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I find it interesting that you choose this thread to make your first post. Where have you been to date? If you have been so concerned about zoning, which BTW I find to be a facinating subject, why have you not participated before? Just curious.

And what are your thoughts about a person that puts"a nice house" next door to "a piece of crap house", 2 doors down from a "mobile home". I'll bet $10 to your 10 cents that "nice" home is owned by a transplant. Maybe...you?

Don't even bother. Kimh just registered today, probably for the sole purpose of telling Ani off. She may never be back.

I suspect if she knew Ani the way we do, she'd never post here again without a big flaming apology.
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Old 04-03-2009, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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It's people like you that give the rest of us Yankees one of those labels of being aggressive, knee-jerk reactionary people.

I think you should do a little homework as far as to whom you're responding to on here, especially with this post being your first. Hopefully that foot tastes good.

And I always thought it was all these bloody foreigners causing trouble
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Old 04-03-2009, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Some got six month some got one solid. But me and my buddies all got lifetime here
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And I always thought it was all these bloody foreigners causing trouble

Dress wearin', bagpipe blowin', Roddy Piper cheerin'....
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Old 04-03-2009, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Dress wearin', bagpipe blowin', Roddy Piper cheerin'....
& carrying an american passport!!!



















































Next to my british one
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Old 04-03-2009, 10:39 AM
 
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I hope you are not living here, b/c if you are, you need to be escorted to I-95 N and given directions back "home."

Last time I checked, Southerners did NOT invite you people here. Life here is as it is b/c of a long history of independence and recognition of individual rights. We did not create a life here to meet with your approval. Life evolved here b/c this is how the citizens here wanted it to be.
Well, with all due respect from a New Yorker who is not moving to your town but had a link to this thread sent to me this morning... Nobody needs an invitation to move to your town, live on your street, or move right next door to you. People are people. They can live where they want, vote as they wish, and chase their dreams wherever life takes them. Life changes. Towns change. It's the way of the world. Your town isn't the first one that experienced a shift in demographics.

The only other thing from this thread that I will address is the myth of the rude New Yorker. I live just steps away from a major hotel that brings in nothing but tourists. I help visitors find their way around NYC day and night, and it's not always convenient for me. People who come here from other places tend to forget that we have jobs here and places we need to be too. But I help people who come here, and all I see around me is other New Yorkers helping people who come here. We're nice people, we just happen to live life at a different pace than you do. If one of my neighbors becomes one of your neighbors, they don't have to become a clone of you and your lifestyle. If they maintain their home and pay their bills, they don't owe anyone any kind of explanation about who they are, where they came from, or where they're going.

I'm really not trying to start anything here, but it's worth mentioning... You can't stop any of the changes coming your way. You might not like it, and it might make you angry, but what can you actually do about it?

Believe me, I'm posting this with no bad intentions, and I hope it will be accepted that way.
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Old 04-03-2009, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Some got six month some got one solid. But me and my buddies all got lifetime here
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Does anybody here want to fill a few people in on the what the whole idea of this thread really is?

Or should we just let 'em hang for a little while...
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Old 04-03-2009, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Findlay, OH
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Does anybody here want to fill a few people in on the what the whole idea of this thread really is?

Or should we just let 'em hang for a little while...
Let 'em hang; I've just made popcorn.

Last edited by Art1979; 04-03-2009 at 10:46 AM.. Reason: Ahh! Comma splices!
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