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Old 09-04-2014, 05:41 AM
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Their problem. Not mine.
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Old 09-04-2014, 09:31 AM
Location: Milwaukee
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Originally Posted by portlanderinOC View Post
When I told a few of my friends in SoCal I was moving to Seattle, they said "I'm sorry". Why would you be sorry for a choice that I'm making? It may be because I look young for my age so they assumed I was being dragged here by my parents.
I also got people saying things "but it's rainy and cold", yeah, maybe that's why I like it. Ever think of that?
Well, that's SoCal for ya.

I worked for years with an Orange County company, and spent a lot of time from the border through Santa Barbara. I was constantly asked why I lived in Wisconsin. I mean, all the time. Every single visit, this would come up. "You don't belong there. Move here." "I couldn't live anywhere else, I'd miss The Liiiifestyle." Just gross. It got to the point where people would push to hire me away and departments would try moving assets so they could pay me enough to make it worthwhile for me to move and "get me out of there." Even though I'd repeatedly stated that I loved Wisconsin and wasn't moving.

The same thing happened a few years earlier during the dot.com boom, people thought everyone in the state would move there at the drop of a hat. This is the only time I've ever experienced this, outside of cold weather comments from pretty much everywhere. NYC believes it's the center of the universe, too, but doesn't feel that everyone else in the world would move there if they "could."
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Old 09-04-2014, 09:42 AM
Location: The South
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Originally Posted by Gnutella View Post
I was "that damn Yankee" when I moved to the South as a teenager, and I wasn't even the stereotypical overbearing person from the North either. It didn't help that I was from a city that the United States basically threw away during my childhood.
I spent a little time in NJ and I heard the same thing, except it was Southern hick, red neck, etc.
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Old 09-04-2014, 09:48 AM
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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I've been made fun of for wanting to stay where I'm from.
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Old 09-04-2014, 09:54 AM
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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I grew up in Northwest Indiana and when people found out I was moving to SoCal some of the negative things people said were "please don't turn into a pretentious d-bag" and "good luck with those earthquakes."

When I moved from SoCal to Kansas City I heard things like "say hi to Dorothy and Toto" and "why on earth would you move THERE?" The most irritating thing though was that a ton of people thought Kansas City was in Kansas.

But most people were supportive of my decisions.
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Old 09-04-2014, 10:06 AM
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Get a better class of 'friends', hopefully some that are less ignorant.
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Old 09-04-2014, 10:07 AM
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Definitely not.
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Old 09-04-2014, 10:30 AM
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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When I moved back to CT from NYC, some of my friends looked down upon me for choosing a more suburban lifestyle over urbanity. As if it's WRONG to prefer a suburban lifestyle in your 20's.
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Old 09-04-2014, 10:46 AM
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Yup. I'm planning on moving from the south due to heart/fainting issues i'm having from the heat. When I mentioned Washington my dad said "good luck with those damn liberals." When I mentioned Minneapolis, everyone says "it's too damn cold"....um, ok but they have one of the lowest costs of living and highest salaries for a major U.S. city. Midwest is "still too hot" according to my dad. Ok, where am I supposed to live then?!?
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Old 09-04-2014, 11:42 AM
Location: Charleston, SC metro
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People from NYC, Boston, and a few other places used to make fun of the fact that I lived in Rochester, NY; but I was already plotting to get out of there years before that, so I joined in on the mocking.
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