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Old 01-25-2012, 06:21 AM
 
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The list sounds about right. I don't know why Portland or San Francisco didn't make the list. They are very rude and nasty in those cities.
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Baltimore Suburbs
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Ravens fans.
Lol. You steelers fans know how us ravens fan get down.
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Baltimore Suburbs
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I wouldnt be happy Right now if I where them either.
Definitely not happy. Oh well, better luck next year. No use crying over spilled milk, or dropped passes or far left field goals.
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Old 01-25-2012, 08:47 AM
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Location: San Antonio
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Some posts above were deleted. If you can't discuss this topic without discussing other posters, consider that maybe you shouldn't be discussing this topic.

Offer your opinion, but don't worry so much about proving other posters' opinions wrong. The other posters didn't make the list in the OP.
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Old 01-25-2012, 08:57 AM
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Location: New Mexico
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#1 - New York City
#2 - Miami
#3 - Washington, D.C.
#4 - Los Angeles
#5 - Boston
#6 - Dallas
#7 - Atlanta
#8 - Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz.
#9 - Baltimore
#10 - Orlando

#1 - New York City - America's Rudest Cities: Travel & Leisure ranks D.C. #3, Baltimore #9 - Pictures | WJLA.com
Every single one of them could be debunked from being rude. It's all in perception based on what kind of energy you put out there, and how one chooses reacts to the occasional pompous idiot or jackass that cut you off in traffic which could happen anywhere. Most people have probably cut somebody off at some point in time. Most of us have probably walked the streets with a frozen tunnel vision expression on our face on a monotanous day. Most of us have had a bad day where we would curse Pollyana if we saw her. That by no means makes a characteristic of being a rude person, I'd call that human.

I've been to 8 out of 10 of these cities, I've encountered friendly gestures from people in those eight cities which are the ones I prefer to remember. Like the TSA employee that gave me a hug in DFW airport when going home from a funeral in Dallas, or the waitress at the seafood restaurant in Baltimore that smiled at me, gave very attentive service, called me hun and shug, and said have a blessed day after having the best crabcakes ever. Those are better impressions that we can choose to have.

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Old 01-25-2012, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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I used to race in Philly. Loved the regattas on the Schuykill, but noticed that Philly (and the New Jersey burbs to Atlantic City and south to Cape May) seem to have a disproportionate number of egos and complainers.
Compared to almost every medium sized to large city I have ever visited or lived in.
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:14 AM
 
Location: North Dallas
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You can’t take this seriously. It was voted on by Travel & Leisure magazine subscribers. What probably happened is that a bunch of new money divas went to these cities and demanded that everyone cater to them and the people in these cities just rolled their eyes.

I personally wouldn’t put any of these cities on a rudest cities list but then again I am not high maintenance.
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:19 AM
 
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Miami is number 2 because most rude people from New York move to Miami. I met more rude people from New York that lives in Miami than people born from there, when I worked down there.
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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The list sounds about right.
Does it really? Then you must be getting your impressions of New York from other people who've never set foot here. Apparently, Travel & Leisure magazine isn't benefiting from the 35+ million people who come to visit my hometown every year. So they threw us on top of their list as a way of giving us the finger.

Needless to say, you can imagine how lots of New Yorkers feel about their rag.
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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One city I DISTINCTLY remember to this day remember for rudeness:

Louisville, Kentucky. Oh...my...gawd.

I moved away 6.5 years ago but continued to commute into the city for college and have been a visitor since then for work or friends. From the service in the restaurants to the rude, pushy locals, to some really arrogant (worst I've met) church-goers to a consistent line of grumpy/rude/self-centered/weird bosses from there, Louisville sucks in the people category.

What's even funnier? Its citizens really think they live in Shangri-La. They have a well-voiced superiority complex over the rest of Kentucky, yet a strange inferiority complex to Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Nashville, and even Lexington, KY which has a more educated population.

I'll never live there again.


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There's a difference between rude and real.
What is the difference between rude and real?

As a native Southerner, most Northeastern natives I've met have, in fact, been nice. But some are blunt and more, uhm, direct, to the point of coming across as abrasive or rude.

Perhaps just different interpretations, if you will.

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New Orleans has always been the rudest city in the US, and they're almost proud of it. And visitors never seem to notice.
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Hope your other 26k posts aren't as idiotic.
I've never been to NOLA, but the way the citizens of the city conducted themselves en masse (not everybody, but there was a huge mob mentality) during Katrina makes me not want to live there. Plus, I've had NOLA guests describe the city to me as dirty, even pre-Katrina. When I hear more reports like that coming out of little ol' NOLA than I do from much larger locales like SF and NYC, I think that alone speaks something.

Plus, you have posters like annie that get all tied up in a knot when any seemingly any criticism is shown of Louisiana.
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