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Old 07-27-2010, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Buffalo, trying to leave
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NYC and state FTW by far!
Not the whole state is rude! It's the city folks, and everyone downstate that gives us a bad name. I totally agree about NYC, but folks around where I was at see things in a different way that NYCers. Much more polite and caring of strangers.

In NYC everyone seemed so caught up in their own world. I swear I saw a lady get her purse stuck in a the escalator handle and wasn't strong enough to pull it out. No man would help her! Just passed her and looked away. I yanked it out for here.

IMO NYC and downstate give NY a very bad name.
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Old 07-27-2010, 08:46 AM
 
Location: where my heart is
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Not the whole state is rude! It's the city folks, and everyone downstate that gives us a bad name. I totally agree about NYC, but folks around where I was at see things in a different way that NYCers. Much more polite and caring of strangers.

In NYC everyone seemed so caught up in their own world. I swear I saw a lady get her purse stuck in a the escalator handle and wasn't strong enough to pull it out. No man would help her! Just passed her and looked away. I yanked it out for here.

IMO NYC and downstate give NY a very bad name.

New York (!) named politest city - U.S. news - Life - msnbc.com
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Old 07-27-2010, 12:24 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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nyc was the only u.s. city that was polled...
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Old 07-27-2010, 12:32 PM
 
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Data City
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Old 07-28-2010, 12:01 AM
 
Location: NC
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Everyone I have met from Minnesota seems to be very down to earth and enjoyable to be around. I've heard people from the Midwest in general are this way. Maybe I need to plan a road trip
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Old 07-28-2010, 12:13 AM
 
Location: Pasadena
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Such an absurd thread!
We all know (or should) that all rude people live in France.All Americans are always nice, kind and courteous. Why, in America it's impossible to encounter rude people.
so true. What is it about the French that make them rude? I've heard however that the French Canadians in Quebec are very friendly.
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Old 07-28-2010, 10:26 AM
 
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I will say one thing about NYC from what little experience I have.

People there do an amazing job at keeping things flowing smoothly given the amount of people. One thing I notice is that people accustom to being in crowds and densly populated areas tend to conform to the etiquette of that reality a lot better than others. People know to get out of the way, hold the door, stay out of people's space, don't hold up the line, etc.

People from more rural areas who don't know the etiquette often have issues with this. I am always amazed at how some people feel comfortable just walking right up into my personal space. One great example are the people who approach a sales counter and begin their transaction while I am counting my change and have not yet stepped away or put my change away. I often want to say "excuse me but WTF do you think you are doing!" After all, how do I know they aren't going to grab the money from my hand? Now to me, that is rude. When I am finished with my transaction and step away from the counter you may begin yours.
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Old 07-28-2010, 08:51 PM
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In San Diego and Seattle you will find the friendliest people.
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Old 07-31-2010, 09:39 PM
 
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Everyone says New Yorkers are rude but they ain't so bad. If you really want rude, go to Chicago.
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:57 AM
 
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I live in Hagerstown, Maryland, and find that while there are some lovely people here, there are quite a few really rude, awful people. Just today I saw an uncouth local letting his dogs run free through the cemetery!! Hagerstown is close to West Virginia and the people from there by and large, seem to be a lot better mannered and friendlier, even if just across our border. I went traveling in that state and didn't have a single unpleasant encounter. Maybe it's just that the grass is greener on the other side of the Potomac River.
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