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Old 12-24-2012, 03:15 PM
 
Location: IN
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Just about anywhere in the Southwest or Southern Plains would be a massive culture shock.
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Suffolk, Virginia
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Default Prepay in the South

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I am pretty sure that the entire East coast from Virginia to Maine is pre pay. I haven't pumped first since I was in high school and that was over 20 years ago.
I haven't seen any gas stations that did not require prepay in the South from Virginia to Mississippi. Although it was not long ago that you didn't have to prepay for gas. There are still stickers at the gas stations that say if you don't pay for your gas then you will lose your license, so there could still be places that don't require prepay in these states.
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:54 PM
 
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Be ready for a drastic drop in Dunkin Donuts/sq mile like less than 40
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Old 12-25-2012, 02:07 AM
 
Location: Boca
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Just about anywhere in the Southwest or Southern Plains would be a massive culture shock.
I love the Southwest and the Southern Plains.
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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They have culture shock because movies and TV don't portray them realistically and because they don't travel enough outside of the big cities.
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:36 AM
 
Location: IN
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I love the Southwest and the Southern Plains.
Are you from New England?
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:06 AM
 
Location: Boca
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Are you from New England?
Yes, believe it or not, I am from New England, as I was born and raised in Rhode Island.

However, I'm not a New Englander at heart and never have been. I am a conservative, pro-Second Amendment registered Republican. I'm educated, hard-working, well-paid, outdoorsy, and well-traveled. I was raised a Roman Catholic, but deserted the Catholic Church years ago. I am now a practicing non-denominational Christian. I speak with a very rhotic General American accent and am very outgoing, often striking up conversations with complete strangers multiple times during the course of a day. I know all of my neighbors' names and am quite good friends with most of them.

I do not miss living in New England one bit and will never live there again. I love hot weather, suburban sprawl, chain restaurants, and wide open spaces. I despise snow and seemingly never-ending winters marked by consistently gray skies and very chilly weather. I also don't care about living in a place four distinct seasons, an abundance of fall foliage, and lots of trees and greenery abound. In fact, I'd rather live in a place without these attributes. I dislike pretentiousness, aloofness, and reservedness: Three common characteristics of New Englanders.

My friend, you'll be hard-pressed to find someone like me who's also from New England.
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:58 AM
 
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Yes, believe it or not, I am from New England, as I was born and raised in Rhode Island.

However, I'm not a New Englander at heart and never have been. I am a conservative, pro-Second Amendment registered Republican. I'm educated, hard-working, well-paid, outdoorsy, and well-traveled. I was raised a Roman Catholic, but deserted the Catholic Church years ago. I am now a practicing non-denominational Christian. I speak with a very rhotic General American accent and am very outgoing, often striking up conversations with complete strangers multiple times during the course of a day. I know all of my neighbors' names and am quite good friends with most of them.

I do not miss living in New England one bit and will never live there again. I love hot weather, suburban sprawl, chain restaurants, and wide open spaces. I despise snow and seemingly never-ending winters marked by consistently gray skies and very chilly weather. I also don't care about living in a place four distinct seasons, an abundance of fall foliage, and lots of trees and greenery abound. In fact, I'd rather live in a place without these attributes. I dislike pretentiousness, aloofness, and reservedness: Three common characteristics of New Englanders.

My friend, you'll be hard-pressed to find someone like me who's also from New England.
I doubt that there are 15,000,000 of us.
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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Yes, believe it or not, I am from New England, as I was born and raised in Rhode Island.

However, I'm not a New Englander at heart and never have been. I am a conservative, pro-Second Amendment registered Republican. I'm educated, hard-working, well-paid, outdoorsy, and well-traveled. I was raised a Roman Catholic, but deserted the Catholic Church years ago. I am now a practicing non-denominational Christian. I speak with a very rhotic General American accent and am very outgoing, often striking up conversations with complete strangers multiple times during the course of a day. I know all of my neighbors' names and am quite good friends with most of them.

I do not miss living in New England one bit and will never live there again. I love hot weather, suburban sprawl, chain restaurants, and wide open spaces. I despise snow and seemingly never-ending winters marked by consistently gray skies and very chilly weather. I also don't care about living in a place four distinct seasons, an abundance of fall foliage, and lots of trees and greenery abound. In fact, I'd rather live in a place without these attributes. I dislike pretentiousness, aloofness, and reservedness: Three common characteristics of New Englanders.

My friend, you'll be hard-pressed to find someone like me who's also from New England.

I'm from New England right across the RI state line in Attleboro, Mass. I'm very outgoing also. I do agree you would be hard pressed, to find someone like you from New England. I have to disagree with much of what you said though. Most of us in the Greater Providence area be it RI or Mass, are not pretentious, aloof or reserved. Yes there is some of that there. It also exists right here in Arizona also. In fact it exists alot in the Phoenix area. Especially Scottsdale. Most in New England outside of the higher income areas, are generations of families or immigrants. People that work hard, many that work 2 jobs because of the high cost of living. I just never understood why people associate the traits you described, as dominant traits to New England. I see what you describe all over America. Many New Englanders are very friendly caring people that know their neighbors. Many thru generations.

So I'm glad that you like where you live now.
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:39 AM
 
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Ohio. New Englanders (and other Northeasterners) I've met have been quite shocked to come and realise how Northeastern the state truly feels. Of which it is...
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