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View Poll Results: What cities do you think are the rudest?
NYC 67 35.26%
Boston 56 29.47%
Philly 37 19.47%
DC 31 16.32%
Atlanta 25 13.16%
Miami 44 23.16%
Chicago 22 11.58%
St. Louis 7 3.68%
Detroit 22 11.58%
Cleveland 9 4.74%
Houston 17 8.95%
Dallas 18 9.47%
OKC 6 3.16%
Omaha 6 3.16%
Austin 11 5.79%
Albuquerque 9 4.74%
Denver 8 4.21%
Seattle 9 4.74%
Portland 11 5.79%
Sacramento 6 3.16%
San Francisco 19 10.00%
San Jose 10 5.26%
Los Angeles 43 22.63%
San Diego 10 5.26%
Phoenix 17 8.95%
Las Veags 19 10.00%
Pittsburgh 12 6.32%
Honolulu 4 2.11%
Tampa 16 8.42%
Milwaukee 9 4.74%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 190. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-23-2008, 05:13 PM
 
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I didn't vote. I've been to several of the cities listed but none of them stuck out as rude. There's rudeness everywhere, and just as many nice people to make up for it. People are people everywhere, just some have different mannerisms that you may not be used to and perceive it as being rude?
My thoughts exactly!

 
Old 07-23-2008, 05:40 PM
 
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i agree too. none stick out as particularly rude, i mean I've had a rude experience here and there but not enough to generalize an entire city as rude
 
Old 07-23-2008, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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I guess Honolulu, Omaha, and OkC get the friendliest city votes. Which begs for another question; why do you think that is?

Of course, Honolulu has great weather, but what about the other cities?
 
Old 07-23-2008, 06:24 PM
 
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I just visited Chicago and there are some nice people there. But I will say that people on public transportation liked to get a bit rude with their cell phones. I think it's kind of rude to spout of the f-word with little kids, etc. around. I just accepted that that's how they do things there though.
 
Old 07-23-2008, 06:38 PM
 
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Definitely New York City, then Washington, D.C. and Boston.

About NY, its not actually the city itself, but people from Long Island and Westchester and NJ and Connecticut that are the worst. Its because a lot of people in Manhattan moved there from elsewhere in the country and the surrounding suburbs are the true snotty New YOrkers/Northeasterners.
I think you have a bias against northeastern cities/places. I doubt you've seen most of NJ, Connecticut, Long Island, or Weschester, unless you would like to claify otherwise. NJ is the denset state, it is the third smallest yet it manages to cram in 8 million people, of course people from Jersey aren't going to be carefree and slowed down like people from Wyoming. Second, many people from NYC, Philly, and other countries move to NJ (NJ has been gaining people since it was created and never had a decrease in population) so it's hard to find a native Jersian. Second, NJ people aren't obnoxious or d-bags, they are real, honest, and have attitude. What that means is they don't go out of there way to be "rude" they just don't take crap from people and living in Jersey has given them an attitude where they say what's on their mind and don't sugarcoat things. I can't speak for Westchester, D.C, Long Island or Connecticut but I don't think they're any ruder than anyother state/place but if you're expecting people to be slow paced and let you take avantage of them than the northeast is definitley not the place. Also I've seen many of you're other posts and they all talk about NJ is such a horrible place, how long have you lived there?
 
Old 07-23-2008, 06:42 PM
 
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People from New York aren't rude it's just that if you're from the midwest and you're clearly a tourist and walking slowly gazing up at the skyscrapers oblivious that people have to get to work than they aren't going to be all smiley and ask how you're doing. Also what people forget about NY is that there is a lot of working class people and the people that are on the streets selling I love New York t-shirts for a living are part of the city to, and the immigrants who have to work day and night to support their families are part of NYC to, and not everyone in Manhattan is a rich buissnessman/women.
 
Old 07-23-2008, 06:46 PM
 
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^ Bravo. rep for that
 
Old 07-23-2008, 06:56 PM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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Default No Contest

This is not even a contest, folks. New York City wins, hands down. The vote percentage very much speaks for itself.
 
Old 07-24-2008, 04:22 AM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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My own experience with DC was quite different...I found them friendly...maybe just an anomaly?
I find people in DC to be real nice, also.
 
Old 07-24-2008, 04:25 AM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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I think you have a bias against northeastern cities/places. I doubt you've seen most of NJ, Connecticut, Long Island, or Weschester, unless you would like to claify otherwise. NJ is the denset state, it is the third smallest yet it manages to cram in 8 million people, of course people from Jersey aren't going to be carefree and slowed down like people from Wyoming. Second, many people from NYC, Philly, and other countries move to NJ (NJ has been gaining people since it was created and never had a decrease in population) so it's hard to find a native Jersian. Second, NJ people aren't obnoxious or d-bags, they are real, honest, and have attitude. What that means is they don't go out of there way to be "rude" they just don't take crap from people and living in Jersey has given them an attitude where they say what's on their mind and don't sugarcoat things. I can't speak for Westchester, D.C, Long Island or Connecticut but I don't think they're any ruder than anyother state/place but if you're expecting people to be slow paced and let you take avantage of them than the northeast is definitley not the place. Also I've seen many of you're other posts and they all talk about NJ is such a horrible place, how long have you lived there?
I live in the best town in Westchester so... In school it's not bad... But when you're trying to drive or you're at the store, expect nothing more than getting cut off. Westchester is extremely snotty. But my neighbors are great, though.
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