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Old 03-11-2015, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Anywhere in Ohio is much nicer than almost all the rest of the country.
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Old 03-11-2015, 05:08 PM
 
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Anywhere in Ohio is much nicer than almost all the rest of the country.
Ohio people are nice enough, but I wouldn't go that far. I've found people in the Florida panhandle to be noticeably nicer than people in most other places I've been. Likewise with people who come from Iowa, South Dakota and Minnesota. Have you heard the old phrase "Minnesota Nice"? There are nice people everywhere and turds everywhere, but it is noticeable in that part of the country.

I don't agree that Columbus people are meaner than in any other places, though.
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Old 03-11-2015, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Ohio people are nice enough, but I wouldn't go that far. I've found people in the Florida panhandle to be noticeably nicer than people in most other places I've been. Likewise with people who come from Iowa, South Dakota and Minnesota. Have you heard the old phrase "Minnesota Nice"? There are nice people everywhere and turds everywhere, but it is noticeable in that part of the country.

I don't agree that Columbus people are meaner than in any other places, though.
So maybe Minnesota? Also, nobody is from Florida. Mostly old people from Ohio, case in point. I stand by it. There are nice people in Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, etc, but Ohio is the largest state of nice folk, so there's just more of them.
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Old 03-12-2015, 09:16 AM
 
Location: At my house in my state
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I just moved from the panhandle of Florida. I find that the people in Columbus to be very friendly for the most part. However, the driving is absolutely horrendous.
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Old 03-12-2015, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Mexico City, formerly Columbus, Ohio
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I just moved from the panhandle of Florida. I find that the people in Columbus to be very friendly for the most part. However, the driving is absolutely horrendous.
Keep in mind that a good chunk of the residents there aren't even from Ohio. It's getting difficult to tell where the bad drivers are really coming from.
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Old 03-14-2015, 06:27 PM
 
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Anywhere in Ohio is much nicer than almost all the rest of the country.
I wouldn't go that far.... after all Cleveland comes to mind. I had one Clevelander tell me that Cincinnati of all places was "second-rate", which was very ironic. It made for a good laugh considering the source was a Cleveland native who still lives there.....
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Old 03-24-2015, 05:23 AM
 
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When I first moved to Columbus, I noticed the rudeness but it was mostly with random strangers and service people. Columbus is a very low service / no service kind of town so don't expect much with people working in stores, restaurants, etc. Be glad you don't have their jobs.

I have heard that college towns with transient populations tend to be more rude than other towns. It's hard to pin it on Columbus though because so many people in Columbus are from somewhere else.
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Old 03-24-2015, 12:10 PM
 
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When I first moved to Columbus, I noticed the rudeness but it was mostly with random strangers and service people. Columbus is a very low service / no service kind of town so don't expect much with people working in stores, restaurants, etc. Be glad you don't have their jobs.

I have heard that college towns with transient populations tend to be more rude than other towns. It's hard to pin it on Columbus though because so many people in Columbus are from somewhere else.
I don't know what it is, but this approach to someone not doing their job properly regardless of what kind of job it is never sits well with me. If someone doesn't know any better, I just explain to them how things are done at another location belonging to the same chain. Why should service at an Olive Garden in Columbus or at a Longhorn be any different than one of these places in a different location? I realize these workers would rather be at their college campus wearing their favorite Ohio State shirt instead of being at work, but they shouldn't bite the hand that feeds them.
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Old 03-24-2015, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Reynoldsburg, Ohio
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I wouldn't go that far.... after all Cleveland comes to mind. I had one Clevelander tell me that Cincinnati of all places was "second-rate", which was very ironic. It made for a good laugh considering the source was a Cleveland native who still lives there.....
I have found people on both ends of the state to be pretty nice, but yes, I agree there is a sense of superiority mixed with defensiveness among Clevelanders and, to a lesser extent, Cleveland sports fans no matter where they are from that I am at a loss to explain.
The generally friendly demeanor of Midwesterners was something I really missed when I lived in Texas for two-plus years.
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Old 03-25-2015, 02:49 PM
 
Location: NYC
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I live in NYC and trust me, the times I've been to Ohio, I felt like I was treated like royalty. I'm actually considering a move to Columbus. Too many rude people here, crime, dirt, not enough space.
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