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Old 08-02-2013, 03:35 AM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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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.
I always hear this variations of this excuse but it is just bull****, rude is rude no matter where you are. When I lived up north I held the door for people and I expected the same, just because it becomes habit not to does not mean it is not rude. My server, I don't expect them to come by every 5 minutes whether I am at a restaurant here or in NY but they better check now and then to make sure I don't need another beer or anything else.
That being said, I have lived in NYC, and worked all around the NYC metro are, I have lived in Ft.Lauderdale and Davie and worked around the Miami area and I have also lived and worked all around the Tampa area, there is not any big difference in the number of rude people around each area.
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Old 08-02-2013, 06:24 AM
 
Location: right here
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extremely...at least in Miami they dont try to hide it...in Tampa the people act like they are in some way "better" than you but more white trashy LOL

I would have to agree.....in South Tampa it's the worst..snobby. Trust me I'm not impressed-
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Old 08-02-2013, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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How rude are people in tampa?
Question is somewhat biased. It's like the "how long have you been beating your wife" question.
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Old 08-02-2013, 07:09 AM
 
Location: says MA on my license but can be found wandering the beaches of RI
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I always hear this variations of this excuse but it is just bull****, rude is rude no matter where you are. When I lived up north I held the door for people and I expected the same, just because it becomes habit not to does not mean it is not rude. My server, I don't expect them to come by every 5 minutes whether I am at a restaurant here or in NY but they better check now and then to make sure I don't need another beer or anything else.
That being said, I have lived in NYC, and worked all around the NYC metro are, I have lived in Ft.Lauderdale and Davie and worked around the Miami area and I have also lived and worked all around the Tampa area, there is not any big difference in the number of rude people around each area.
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Old 08-02-2013, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Tampa, Fl
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Well... Living in Tampa my whole life, I've never been harassed for not speaking a certain language. I've visited Miami twice. My personal favorite was the restaurant that tried to charge us for two extra meals. They even had a big gap on the receipt as if we weren't going to see it.
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Old 08-02-2013, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Tampa, Fl
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White trash - isn't that some sort of racial slur?
You clearly haven't been to Miami. As a white male, they prefer I don't visit.
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Old 08-02-2013, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Earth
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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.

I agree people in the Midwest are generally friendly. You can have rude people in any part of the country even in the South. Also not all people in the Northeast are rude either. There are some factors to take into consideration. It's a matter of reading people especially the ones who are struggling with depression or a medical condition. Having a more positive out look in life helps and the people around you will also see that. I am nice even if they are rude. Kill them with kindness.
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:13 AM
 
Location: North of South, South of North
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White trash - isn't that some sort of racial slur?
No, not when pointed in that direction. That is allowed by the national PC rules.
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Old 08-02-2013, 01:22 PM
 
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I love people and sorely dissapointed when they do not respond kindly or at least respectfully back to me, but I need that job- so gotta paint the smile- (per the big boss)... Not too give too much away, I sometimes work in the " returns " area of my PT job---some of the lying -thieving -cheating bunch that come in, the rude ones are the old folks with old used stuff wanting new ones to replace and demand it. Most people are nice and have everything in order, but some OMG, shame on them. I believe in profesionalism at all times on a job... so genuine, is that giving respect at all times. Personal associations, if it not true, why bother?
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Old 08-02-2013, 03:54 PM
 
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People in Tampa are pretty friendly I think. Our economy is mostly based on tourism and people in that industry have to be friendly.
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