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Old 05-16-2014, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Denver
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You've either never been to Boston or are the unluckiest person on earth. I've lived here and never had anyone come up to me out of the blue and be rude. If people in Boston don't like you, they're going to avoid you too. The "rude" aspect of living in Boston is derived from the fact that people in Boston often don't just strike up conversations with strangers in grocery stores or on the streets. Another big "rude" thing that Bostonians are reputed to do is not smile or wave or say hi to people passing on the street or in the hall. Combined with the fast pace and aggressive driving, those are the things that people often consider "rude" about Boston. I have never in my life heard of Bostonians just going up to people and "being rude." We don't just walk up to people and say, "hey man, your hair is bad, and your hips look feminine." We may not wave to you on the street, or show up at your apartment door with apple pie when you move in, but we certainly won't just be rude to you for no reason.
C'mon man, you've never had groups of people come up to you, spit in your face, call you the n-word (because Bostonians are so damn racist), and then shove you into a puddle? That was a bi-weekly occurrence for me.
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Old 05-16-2014, 01:32 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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C'mon man, you've never had groups of people come up to you, spit in your face, call you the n-word (because Bostonians are so damn racist), and then shove you into a puddle? That was a bi-weekly occurrence for me.
Every single f*cking day man. Its so bizarre, but I figured that's just the way its supposed to be!
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Old 05-16-2014, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Every single f*cking day man. Its so bizarre, but I figured that's just the way its supposed to be!
Moving abroad has really opened my eyes to the world as it should be.
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Old 05-16-2014, 02:47 PM
 
Location: New London
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One time, in Boston, I walked up to the cash register at Burger King and asked for a hamburger.

Then the cashier made a face and called me fat.
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Old 05-16-2014, 03:17 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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One time, in Boston, I walked up to the cash register at Burger King and asked for a hamburger.

Then the cashier made a face and called me fat.
You probably deserved it A*shole.
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Old 05-16-2014, 08:15 PM
 
Location: New Mexico --> Vermont in 2019
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One of the things I miss from back home more than anything is New England sarcasm. If they don't get it that's their problem. I love the subtle ice breaker discussions and wicked sense of humor in New England. It's a hoot!

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You probably deserved it A*shole.
Oh clevah! Do you think you're Dennis Leary? LMAO!

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One time, in Boston, I walked up to the cash register at Burger King and asked for a hamburger.
Then the cashier made a face and called me fat.
I'm sorry, did you need a violin? There, go sit in the dark corner and I'll go get you one. I'll put some Celine Dion for you to lift your spirits.

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Old 05-16-2014, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Both coasts
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Boston
- more central location (nearer to more big cities) with greater history
- dense and walkable with decent public transit
- relatively prosperous with low crime rate

cons would be harsh weather, costly, not the nicest people- extremes of snobbery and rough working-class.

Seattle
- prosperous, clean and low crime rate
- great setting/ nature and the options related to that
- open-minded, well-educated populace

cons would be dreary weather, costly, less urbane
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Old 05-17-2014, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Boston
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C'mon man, you've never had groups of people come up to you, spit in your face, call you the n-word (because Bostonians are so damn racist), and then shove you into a puddle? That was a bi-weekly occurrence for me.
Well, I consider that to be different. That's because of my race, so it's not COMPLETELY random, right?

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Moving abroad has really opened my eyes to the world as it should be.
oh, you're one of those, "my semester in Spain changed my whole perspective on life" types?!
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Old 05-17-2014, 05:09 PM
 
Location: New London
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I'm sorry, did you need a violin? There, go sit in the dark corner and I'll go get you one. I'll put some Celine Dion for you to lift your spirits.
....yes

[I'd say please, but I am a rude Bostonian]

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Old 05-17-2014, 05:19 PM
 
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C'mon man, you've never had groups of people come up to you, spit in your face, call you the n-word (because Bostonians are so damn racist), and then shove you into a puddle? That was a bi-weekly occurrence for me.
Everyone in Boston is like a young Mark Wahlberg.
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