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Old 08-01-2013, 02:06 PM
 
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Let me share with you my philosophy of life. People are the same everywhere. You are going to find what you are looking for. If you look for rude people that is what you will find. So look for nice people.
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Old 08-01-2013, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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Northerners may seem rude to native southerners but to most it is just a way of life. When I've gone back to my native Cleveland with Floridians they ask why the people are so rude. I find myself explaining its just because life moves a little faster up there. No one wants to hold the door open for you when its 13 degrees outside, this becomes habit and then happens year round. Servers don't feel the need to smile and ask how you're doing every 5 minutes because they aren't expected to, the average northerner just wants them to take their order and bring them their food.

I think northerners come down here and bring that way of life with them, but they are not realizing it may seem rude to some, and they certainly aren't aiming to be rude.
Exactly! I never knew why people think midwesterners are so nice, lol, at least in the city they are pretty rude up here. Now you go into the country and the burbs and attitudes change a little toward the better
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Old 08-01-2013, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Downtown St. Pete
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Let me share with you my philosophy of life. People are the same everywhere. You are going to find what you are looking for. If you look for rude people that is what you will find. So look for nice people.
I've been looking for a woman that looks like Salma Hayek, loves football, and is a master chef. So far your philosophy is failing me.
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Old 08-01-2013, 03:20 PM
 
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Let me share with you my philosophy of life. People are the same everywhere. You are going to find what you are looking for. If you look for rude people that is what you will find. So look for nice people.
That works only if you are a cave dweller.. some of us have to serve the community if different ways, and we do NOT have a choice of who we encounter as it is the general public. Again -just don't yell at me, throw things, curse and act like I am less than you, and we shall get along splendidly. I can say, at least once a week, I must defend my turf or a coworkers. Your money, age, education or status means nothing to me when you need my assistance, so leave it at the main door, and I don't p/t at a bar.
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Old 08-01-2013, 03:24 PM
 
Location: North of South, South of North
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How rude are people in Tampa, compared to Miami?
Mixed bag. I am finding wonderful, wonderful people in the medical facilities. Far superior to up north.

Drivers here are horrible, lot's of finger waving and horns.

Neighbors are not the waving type for the most part. The neighbors in NC were always waving and hanging out talking. People are super active here, but I rarely see groups of people talking. Usually just individuals doing their own things.
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Old 08-01-2013, 03:27 PM
 
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100 right PriusH8r-- great observation! by the way--
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Old 08-01-2013, 04:03 PM
 
Location: North of South, South of North
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100 right PriusH8r-- great observation! by the way--
Hey Tiny. Trying to contribute here when my energy level is high enough and I can move my arms and fingers.
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Old 08-01-2013, 05:53 PM
 
Location: On the west coast of the east coast
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I'd say more people wave in my 'hood than not. Overall I don't find people rude here.
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:32 PM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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That works only if you are a cave dweller.. some of us have to serve the community if different ways, and we do NOT have a choice of who we encounter as it is the general public. Again -just don't yell at me, throw things, curse and act like I am less than you, and we shall get along splendidly. I can say, at least once a week, I must defend my turf or a coworkers. Your money, age, education or status means nothing to me when you need my assistance, so leave it at the main door, and I don't p/t at a bar.
In response to the OP's question, we have never been to Miami, but we've been to Tampa a few times and enjoyed the company of everyone we met there. It seemed like a very friendly city. We got lost once and actually had a good time chatting with folks who were waiting in line for an office to open so they could renew their drivers' licenses. We just saw people standing around and asked for directions and were pleasantly surprised at the cool conversation and laughs we ended up having. Pretty unexpected place to have fun, huh?

Tiny, I'm a Midwesterner and I want to say that I'm sorry you've encountered some very rude and hurtful people from this direction. I'm sorry they went out of their way to make you feel inferior and ruin your day. Just know that the majority of us aren't like that. We may not say, "Ma'am" when we answer someone, but most of us have manners and show respect toward others.
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:08 PM
 
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the % is most people are friendly and cordial.., to a point, they just NOT inviting as in SFL. there one starts a BBQ and the whole neighborhood is there before its over.
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