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Old 09-19-2013, 02:50 PM
 
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There's certain cities (NYC, Miami, Dallas) where people are generally ill-mannered where other cities like those down South people are friendly and polite (with exceptions). Do you know what's driving this? Is it the weather, the drinking water, immigrants, etc?
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Old 09-19-2013, 02:51 PM
 
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I've met extremely rude people in the South.
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Old 09-19-2013, 04:12 PM
 
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It is influenced by the fast pace environment and that too many people are packed into a small area. People in those areas generally aren't meaning to act rudely, but they can come off that way because they are caught up in that atmosphere.
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Old 09-19-2013, 05:58 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Few observations:

1/ Few job opportunities for the population. People "fight" and act rudely against each other to compete for them.
2/ Densely populated areas. Cramped conditions cause invasion of personal space, which causes tension among people.
3/ Competition for limited resources: schools, housing, food etc
4/ The impact of heavy, congested traffic conditions causes tension among people.

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Old 09-19-2013, 11:49 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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This question makes no sense.
Is there a city where everyone has the same behavior?
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Old 09-20-2013, 04:41 AM
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I get what the OP is saying--some cities are "nicer" than others. Each place has its' own vibe, if you will.
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Old 09-20-2013, 04:50 AM
 
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There's certain cities (NYC, Miami, Dallas) where people are generally ill-mannered where other cities like those down South people are friendly and polite (with exceptions). Do you know what's driving this? Is it the weather, the drinking water, immigrants, etc?
NYC isn't ill-mannered. That's more a fun TV/movie stereotype if one has spent anytime there.
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:20 AM
 
Location: New York NY
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I think a lot of what people find rude and nice in different cities is class-based. The more middle-class and affluent cities, or parts of cities, will generally be where people are more polite. Go into the roughest neighborhoods and courtesy typcially is an afterthought. Go into a busy commercial or downtown area where there is a mix of people and you will find varying degrees of courtesy and rudeness. There are always exceptions of course--the rude, snotty shopkeeper on the Upper East Side of Manhattan or Beverly Hills, or conversely, the guy in the South Bronx who carries the baby carriage up the subway stairs for a woman, or something similar. But in general, and I hate to say it, having manners often means you have some money.
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:30 AM
 
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There's certain cities (NYC, Miami, Dallas) where people are generally ill-mannered where other cities like those down South people are friendly and polite (with exceptions). Do you know what's driving this? Is it the weather, the drinking water, immigrants, etc?
Not my experience.
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:31 AM
 
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Someone has been watching too many stupid TV shows.

If you visit NYC, the stereotypical "rude, heavy accent, wisecracking" person is not that common.

Most of the working class white ethnics that had that "Fran Drescher"-style accent many decades ago are dead or in Florida. The people you interact with are more likely to be from Ecuador or the Midwest than from some stereotypical "Honeymooners" type family. It isn't the 1950's anymore.

Honestly, if you want that accent and mannerisms, Boca Raton might be your best bet nowadays. Good luck finding a "old school Brooklyn" accent in the Brooklyn of 2013. You're more likely to hear flat English from hipsters, a Jamaican lilt, or Yiddish-inflected English from the Hasidics.
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