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Old 06-27-2017, 10:37 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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Colorado, for many reasons, including: very different culture, weird office/work environment, cold/Darwinian attitudes, very little variety and cultural richness (including thought, food, culinary, music), no issue with spending more than necessary on basically everything, no effort towards widening roads (will happily sit in traffic as it gets worse and worse and takes away more personal time), etc.
Hey, I resemble that remark. Some of it quite true. I'm surprised that nobody has brought up Utah, Salt Lake, and "The Mormons" yet. Usually a thread like this starts off with that
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Old 06-27-2017, 10:56 AM
 
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Hey, I resemble that remark. Some of it quite true. I'm surprised that nobody has brought up Utah, Salt Lake, and "The Mormons" yet. Usually a thread like this starts off with that
The remark about weird office / work environment in CO is dead on. Never had so many blank faced stares in my life working for a large company in CO.

Utah? Forget it. Unless you're Mormon White Trash nobody fits in.
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Old 06-27-2017, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Mars City
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The remark about weird office / work environment in CO is dead on. Never had so many blank faced stares in my life working for a large company in CO.

Utah? Forget it. Unless you're Mormon White Trash nobody fits in.
Thanks. I encountered that in a small company (6 people), medium company (60), and large company (~500). Uggh.

Good to know about Utah as well. Interesting that you mentioned it, because the town where I live in CO is increasing in Mormon numbers. They even built a big ugly temple here (looks like a creepy mausoleum). Kids on bikes and on foot are fanning out across the city, sharing their "wisdom" and "truths" with older folk. We're so lucky that the kids are enlightening us! LOL I'm turning away from the west anyway, so I can treasure the humor and weirdness of it all...

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Old 06-27-2017, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Naples Island
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My current home, Denver I can feel out of place sometimes. Work comes first to me and to many here it comes second - lot's of lazy people that are adrenaline junkies and drug attics. I can easily stick out as a sore thumb as I'm not heavily bearded with tattoos and overweight for a nearly 30 year old male.

I don't think I've felt more out of place in a city like Minneapolis though. That's a city where if you don't have a certain white bread skin type and act in a certain mild mannered fashion, the locals will judge you. Bunch of hicks up there, IMHO.

I also would say I wouldn't look the type to "fit in" necessarily in Dallas or Houston, every time I'm down there for work I seem to really relate well to the locals at business meetings. I like it down there overall.

My former home, Los Angeles I felt right as home. Which is funny because I know the city rubs so many people the wrong way and I'm complaining about 2 cities that people easily feel right at home in ;-)
You're a typical North Jersey person, insinuating that everyplace outside NYC/North Jersey is the boonies and filled with lazy hicks.

Please, spare me.
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Old 06-27-2017, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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Utah? Forget it. Unless you're Mormon White Trash nobody fits in.
I'm pretty sure all of the non-Mormon transplants to Utah over on the Salt Lake City forum would beg to differ with you. Almost every one of them can't find enough good things to say about Utah.

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Good to know about Utah as well. Interesting that you mentioned it, because the town where I live in CO is increasing in Mormon numbers. They even built a big ugly temple here (looks like a creepy mausoleum). Kids on bikes and on foot are fanning out across the city, sharing their "wisdom" and "truths" with older folk.
Wow, bigotry is certainly alive and well in Colorado. I'm sure it's not just Mormons you hate, though. You just come across as someone who kind of looks down on most of the rest of humanity. Something tells me a few people in Colorado won't be all that sorry to see you leave.
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Old 06-27-2017, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Mars City
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Wow, bigotry is certainly alive and well in Colorado.
You're right. I talked with those I mentioned, and they only approve of basically one type of person and one way of life. Many of the newcomers to town reflect that also, to some degree. The old-timers and natives in town though represent the lost Colorado that I remember from visiting decades ago, and are more open to different types of people, including color of skin, and aren't trying to change others lives and beliefs.

It doesn't matter what I say though; the people here and their actions speak for themselves. I don't care if the entire earth disagrees with what I've pointed out. I know what I've seen and encountered, and that's good enough for me.

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Old 06-27-2017, 11:35 AM
 
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You're a typical North Jersey person, insinuating that everyplace outside NYC/North Jersey is the boonies and filled with lazy hicks.

Please, spare me.
You know, I would but think is it's actually more than just words - it's actually real: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnesota_nice

Wake up!
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Old 06-27-2017, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Yakima WA
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I was born in Wisconsin and lived their my first ten years. I thought I missed it and moved back for college. It was too hardcore of a drinking culture for me and I transferred after a year. It could have been the particular school I went to (UW-Oshkosh) but Wisconsin normally ranks #1 in the U.S for binge drinking according to the CDC.
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Old 06-27-2017, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Georgia
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Small town in NW Georgia- Lafayette. Unless you were from there, people were very unfriendly. I lived in 4 other towns in that part of the state, and the others were fine.
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Old 06-27-2017, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Cbus
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I recently went to Walmart in the city of Cleveland. Nearly everyone there was African-American or Latino. People were just there to shop so I was comfortable and didn't have a negative experience but I clearly stood out in terms of attire and I am not used to being the only white person in a public space, especially where I live and go out in Columbus. Made me think how people of color feel in all or mostly white environments.
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