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Old 10-29-2016, 02:26 AM
 
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This could have happened in any state. The man was simply expressing his "concern" for you even though it may be unwarranted. What's so shocking about it?
Please, it's shocking dude.....
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Old 10-29-2016, 02:27 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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That would never happen in the upper Midwest. There are some churchy people here but they keep that kind of stuff to themselves. Mind your own business is the mantra here. Plus most religious people here drink, at least a little bit, temperance is a Southern Baptist thing.
I didn't even have anyone say that to me in the South.
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Old 10-29-2016, 05:08 AM
 
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Never came remotely close to culture shock travelling US, Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, then I visited India and shock finally arrived.
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Old 10-29-2016, 05:15 AM
 
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I would be mortified if anyone said that to me! Judgemental churchy people are the worst!

What is judgemental about voicing an opinion? Considering the number of local micro breweries - who buys beer at WallyWorld anyway? Now I am judgemental
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Old 10-29-2016, 06:20 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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I think most so called culture shock happens more when people move between lifestyles (not really the right word), say from an urban to a rural area.

What most urban people know about rural areas comes from Norman Rockwell paintings, TV and watching Deliverance. Unfortunately they bring that (lack of) knowledge to their new home and overlay it with wanting things, like stores, they moved away from.
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Old 10-29-2016, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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My first day in Oklahoma City, I was buying beer (near beer mind you as that's all they can sell here) in at Wal-Mart, and a man in the checkout line told me I shouldn't be drinking because it's a sin. To me, that moment set the tone for my years since in OKC.

I have stayed in OKC because I can't afford to simply pack up and move without a job, though eventually I intend on doing that.
Are you sure he wasn't making one of those dry humor jokes? Even here in Alabama I have never experienced anything like that, in fact many formerly "dry" counties and towns are voting to go "wet".
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Old 10-29-2016, 10:54 AM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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When I lived in MI I had a guy tell me to be careful because the neighbors were really aliens and they were going to take all of us with them when they left. Talk about shocking, watch out in the midwest y'all!
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Old 10-29-2016, 11:35 AM
 
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My first day in Oklahoma City, I was buying beer (near beer mind you as that's all they can sell here) in at Wal-Mart, and a man in the checkout line told me I shouldn't be drinking because it's a sin. To me, that moment set the tone for my years since in OKC.

I have stayed in OKC because I can't afford to simply pack up and move without a job, though eventually I intend on doing that.
Really??? Been in the South my whole life and have never heard of that. I am a Christian, a conservative, don't drink, and live in the South. Never heard of that or seen it. Not saying it doesn't or can't happen, but you will see the same ridiculous behavior from some liberals. Liberals can be just as "judgmental" (overused, misused word. EVERYONE judges multiple times a day about all sorts of things), biased, hypocritical, closed-minded, and intolerant as some Conservatives can....trust me. So the regional/religious/political stereotyping from anyone is equally ignorant. No matter where you live, generally, if you're cool with people, you can get along with most anyone. Most people are pretty much live and let live even if there's disagreement, myself included.
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Old 10-29-2016, 12:46 PM
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Location: where the good looking people are
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LA area to SF Bay area. Got on the freeway saturday morning, no traffic, open road with good weather. And people wete still going 15 miles under the speed limit in the fast lane.


You give Bay Areand an open road with no traffic and good weather, and they just don't know what to do with it.
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Old 10-29-2016, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles,CA & Scottsdale, AZ
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I moved from Scottsdale to LA and I didn't experience a culture shock at all, the culture seemed pretty similar to me. What is odd is that when I moved from Downtown LA to Santa Monica/Venice area I experienced an immense amount of culture shock. People don't realize this, but LA is so diverse culturally. Living in Santa Monica/Venice is NOTHING like living in downtown LA...I expected the lifestyle to be different, but not THIS different. I much prefer DTLA.
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