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Old 11-10-2013, 09:37 AM
 
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Who wouldn't be nice and happy living in a town as beautiful as Hot Springs:
I OBJECT to your photographs! Under what reasoning? Your honor, yes they are very lovely photographs, to which I can't deny look like Heaven on earth. However, people do not live in helicopters nor do they work in the sky. Almost everyone lives and works on the ground or a building that rests on the ground. I request that you remove these photographs as evidence, but will be open to allow google street view photos of Hot Springs.

Over-Ruled!
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Old 11-10-2013, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Coastal California
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I left California in 2008 and moved to Oklahoma. I had never lived in the midwest. And although I moved back to California in 2011, I have to say that nearly everyone I met in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and Arkansas were friendly, kind, and compassionate.
I knew few of my neighbors in my gated California community. Within 1 month of living in a small town in Oklahoma, I think I met 80% of the residents.
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Old 11-10-2013, 03:56 PM
 
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Montana. Everyone is friendly here.
Never been. But my in-laws moved to Helena for work, disliked it, lasted 6 months & are now back outside Portland.
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Nice doesn't mean they like you, but it means they will be polite and treat you with respect. People say hello, they don't yell at strangers, they don't throw insults around, they don't get in your face, when you speak to someone they acknowledge you and will speak back as if you were a human being, they seek out ways to help others, they don't push or bump into you and if they do they apologize, they hold doors, they avoid confrontations, they pray for you, they don't cut in line, they look you in the eye, they listen to your boring stories even if they have never met you before, and if you are saying something stupid they just keep listening and won't tell you because that would be rude to make you feel bad. Now if you break these rules and act like a jerk you may not get a friendly reception. The city I live in IS full of nice people. Sure not every single person is nice and even the nice people sometimes don't feel so loving, but overall the community is friendly.
If you really believe there are no nice people in todays world you are probable not so nice yourself. You can't expect to be a jerk and have people continue to smile at you.
Repped. We should all live like this.
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Old 11-10-2013, 04:42 PM
 
Location: somewhere flat
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I'd second the Mid West, especially the upper Mid West - Wisconsin, Minnesota (ever hear of Minnesota Nice?) and Ohio all seem very friendly. Chicago is a big bear hug of a city. I don't know Illinois other than Chicago, but I imagine that the northern areas are nice.

I'd steer clear of overly hyped places like the Pacific North West. I guess you've found that out on your own, though. I've personally never found "Southern Hospitality" to be real. Quite the opposite.
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Old 11-10-2013, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Arizona has the nicest. Ohio not so much. A lot of negative attitudes in NE Ohio.

Arizona wants new and growth. Ohio has people that want to bring back the past.

Arizona is very libertarian. People don't care what others do (as long as they are legal).

Ohio blames politicians for every problem from the weather to sports.
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Old 11-10-2013, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Jamestown, NY
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in general (at least in my opinion), if you are having a hard time finding a place where nice people live (i.e. Every where you live/have lived does not have nice people), the problem is probably not the other people.
bingo!!!
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Old 11-10-2013, 11:04 PM
 
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Arizona has the nicest. Ohio not so much. A lot of negative attitudes in NE Ohio.

Arizona wants new and growth. Ohio has people that want to bring back the past.

Arizona is very libertarian. People don't care what others do (as long as they are legal).

Ohio blames politicians for every problem from the weather to sports.

The people may feel that way in Arizona, but the police and politicians don't. Red light cameras everywhere. Speeding sensors everywhere. Cops and Border Agents asking for papers everywhere especially towards the south.

When I think of Arizona, libertarian is not a word that comes to mind. Especially when you keep electing a war mongering, live and let live hater , Mccain....
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Old 11-11-2013, 01:50 AM
 
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I want to say heaven just to be funny.
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Old 11-11-2013, 02:07 AM
 
Location: southern born and southern bred
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I live in Myrtle Beach and good lord have I met some rude people. Some women ran into my husband with a grocery cart at Wal-mart the other day, looked right at him and walked off without ever saying Iím sorry, didn't even act sorry. The people my husband works with lawl have mercy they are rude. Some young guy my husband works with was baffled he came in here from NY and they are just being AWFUL to him....it's pitiful at how mean and rude people are here. I came in here from WV and as bad as WV may be as a state at least if people ran into you they said sorry or at least looked at you like they was sorry. I've never seen such entitled mean people in all my life. I've had so many bad experiences with these people that I can't count them all. I've had neighbors be rude, people at businesses be rude and ran into very few nice people. I think I've ran into a total of five nice people in three months. One couple from ATL helped us the night our car got broken into (crime is pretty bad here too btw), our landlords are super nice but they originally came from KY and my husbandís soon to be boss is super nice but he's in a completely different city 3 hours away and I have no clue where he came from, but he's a super nice person.

I love living in Myrtle Beach and as a city it's great but the people....well the people leave a lot to be desired, glad I didn't move down here because of the people. Glad I came only for a better quality of life, which I am getting but man it certainly isn't a welcoming southern hospitality place as people love to claim the south is, it's anything but. The tourists may see that side, but the people who live here daily sure don't get it. Maybe Myrtle Beach in the 50s was that way but that boat has long since set sail.

I know there are people in here from all over the world but goodness just because people are not originally from here, can't make everyone in the city mean...if so there isn't much hope for the rest of the world as far as friendliness goes. I just have a hard time believing it's because people are in here from the north. Not everyone here is from the north. I see cars from all over the usa, and hear voices from all over the world. It's a very mixed city in terms of people.
you can't compare the citizens of Myrtle Beach to other southern cities because the majority of folks living there are from the north. I know of what I speak because I too lived there (and I'm southern born,southern bred) but the majority of people I encountered were from Pa,Ny,Ohio,NJ and Minnesota.
That was my experience. You're living in a southern city over-run by northern folks
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Old 11-11-2013, 07:16 AM
 
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CarolinaDreams,I notice that in the south if you don't fit in(Christian,Heterosexual,single) then you don't get treated so well.

Everytime I met someone new down there,they almost always asked me if I'm married;that was none of their business.

Now Nyc,they don't smile and say Hi to strangers,but they don't judge your lifestyle either.
They live and let live.

Well what in the world does it matter if your single or not?...that is so weird. I'm married (so is about 90% of anyone over 30) I'm not really seeing where it's a bad thing to be. Truthfully I think just any one that wasn't born here gets treated badly. Some of the ways I've seen people treated are just horrible. I'd be ashamed of myself if I treated some one as badly as I've seen some people treated here. I can't believe people are so small minded here that they treat someone from the north bad just because of where that person came from, or if that person is single, or whatever the case may be. To me it's just outright bullying and it's wrong, and it's certainly any thing but southern. I just don't believe in treating others badly because of where they came from, what their religion is, if they are single or married or whatever else, I just can't see disliking someone for any of those reasons.
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