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Old 07-04-2008, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I live here, you don't. Lakeland is very classy.
I lived close enough.

I knew better then to shop there, That's why I always took the extra drive time to Brandon.
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Old 07-04-2008, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Lakeland is not some one horse town maybe you should do some research before you bash a place.
I used to live about 15 minutes outside of Lakeland in Plant City. I don't need research.

Plant City was a dump and so is Lakeland. You folks can have it
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Old 07-04-2008, 05:00 PM
 
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I used to live about 15 minutes outside of Lakeland in Plant City. I don't need research.

Plant City was a dump and so is Lakeland. You folks can have it
Thank you, I'll take it. You belong in Texas.
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Old 07-05-2008, 04:48 AM
 
Location: Arctic Tundra, MA
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Lakeland area was the hottest part of the state I ever lived in, death heat... I was in Lake Wales.... Now THERE is a one horse town. Had to go to Winter garden to shop. Lot's of nothing there. They do have the best Taco Bell though!!! BUT, I actually like small towns like that. I would live out there over Orlando, here in Cape Coral, Tampa, or any other city. Lakeland from what I saw was not that bad. Can't be worse than Fort Myers or Orlando....
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Old 07-05-2008, 05:13 AM
 
Location: Broward County
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The problem is you moved to Ocala you should have gone to South florida it would be more what you are used to.

Yup...welcome to Ocala with the good old southerners. From where you were in Cali to Ocala is going to take a whole lot of getting used to ! Just try to get used to it. One day you will be belching in public proudly as well !
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Old 07-05-2008, 08:15 AM
 
Location: US
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What you're describing is that you want fancy, opulent places to go to created for people with more wealth, although Ocala in the past has been race horse country, and some of the homes there are magnificent, while other areas are lower income, which seems to be an area you're describing. "Class" is a characteristic, not a place. I've been in very expensive, opulent places where the people were rude, condescending, and had bad attitudes, so it's not just limited to "Wal-Mart"-type locations. I've seen very rich people who may be dressed and educated incredibly well with absolutely no class whatsoever, with whom I would never consider associating. I've been with bikers who are the best and with country-living people with more class than any button-down exec I've met to date. Then there's people who think it's perfectly okay to bathe once a week. There's exceptions to every rule and all types of people in every city.

As others have said, you may just be in an area of Ocala where it's lower income. You may find you're better off in places like West Palm Beach, the better parts of Ft. Lauderdale if you're looking for people to associate with who have more wealth. Our neighbors down the street are moving to Ocala as I am writing this message, and there's no better people. They have five intelligent, respectful, well-mannered children and I am going to miss them! I wish you could meet them.
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Old 07-06-2008, 08:29 AM
 
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Much of the dregs moved here from another state, we have your dregs. Thanks. They then breed, and there you go. :-)
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Old 07-06-2008, 10:45 AM
 
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What you're describing is that you want fancy, opulent places to go to created for people with more wealth, although Ocala in the past has been race horse country, and some of the homes there are magnificent, while other areas are lower income, which seems to be an area you're describing. "Class" is a characteristic, not a place. I've been in very expensive, opulent places where the people were rude, condescending, and had bad attitudes, so it's not just limited to "Wal-Mart"-type locations. I've seen very rich people who may be dressed and educated incredibly well with absolutely no class whatsoever, with whom I would never consider associating. I've been with bikers who are the best and with country-living people with more class than any button-down exec I've met to date. Then there's people who think it's perfectly okay to bathe once a week. There's exceptions to every rule and all types of people in every city.

As others have said, you may just be in an area of Ocala where it's lower income. You may find you're better off in places like West Palm Beach, the better parts of Ft. Lauderdale if you're looking for people to associate with who have more wealth. Our neighbors down the street are moving to Ocala as I am writing this message, and there's no better people. They have five intelligent, respectful, well-mannered children and I am going to miss them! I wish you could meet them.
No, he didn't say a thing about wealth or any semblance of it. He's talking about manners. Basic no-spit-in -the-street-or-belch-unless-you're-a teenager- behaviors.

Customer service is not a factor of wealth but having basic skills, WANTING to work and being a good employee. Very lacking all over Fl, though.

The only thing he said was about girls dressing classy which of course, a young guy wanting a girlfriend is not going to target the belcher/spitters daughter who only wears flip flops, daisy dukes and sweatpants. Unless he comes from belcher spitter family and even then, prolly not going for that if he can avoid it.

You in fact, can find garments that qualify a "classy" or "classic" AT freaking Walmart which is what's so funny about the whole Walmart attire thing, the belcher's daughters don't chose the plain black top but the ones with all the cutouts and sparkle LOL. I've found myself in that store more in the last couple months than in my whole life since you can usually find stuff you need when you move.
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Old 07-06-2008, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Port St. Lucie, Fla
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You moved to Ocala from California....why?
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Old 07-06-2008, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Arctic Tundra, MA
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Hey, Florida needs more snobs!!! Move em right on to Naples, they will fit right in!!!
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