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Old 10-20-2017, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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How do southerners 'move slow'? I don't understand what this means. People in the south walk more slowly? They drive below the speed limit?
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Old 10-20-2017, 10:37 AM
 
Location: North Dakota
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How do southerners 'move slow'? I don't understand what this means. People in the south walk more slowly? They drive below the speed limit?
I've heard people say this but having never lived in the South I can't vouch for it. I have seen it way up north in Wyoming though.
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Old 10-20-2017, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Some where new!
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Yankee here who has lived in NC for last 6 yrs. I have not experienced any problems. I love everything about NC and have no desires to change the way they do anything here. In fact, when we moved back to NY for 3 yrs after living in NC for 18 months...I found myself telling everyone in NY about how things were done down here and how great it was.
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Old 10-20-2017, 11:03 AM
 
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How do southerners 'move slow'? I don't understand what this means. People in the south walk more slowly? They drive below the speed limit?
I don't know what people mean when they say southerns move slow, but I will say this.....Southerners sure do make very slow turns when driving.
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Old 10-20-2017, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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I don't know what people mean when they say southerns move slow, but I will say this.....Southerners sure do make very slow turns when driving.
I don't think 'Southerners' all do things the same way. The drivers you call Southerners may not even be from the south.
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Old 10-20-2017, 12:15 PM
 
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I don't know what people mean when they say southerns move slow, but I will say this.....Southerners sure do make very slow turns when driving.
They mean we just live a slower paced lifestyle, which we do. One thing I always say when I see bad, rushed drivers is "why are you rushing? You have nowhere to be!" I say that because if this was New York City, sure youre late and you need to make that meeting with the Japanese execs. While down here, we're just headed to the beach! So, why rush?

We dont literally move slower down south, but our ways of life are slower. Even in a big metro like Atlanta, there's more of a lax feel compared to somewhere like Boston. We have more of a "i'll do it tomorrow mentality." It's easier to go on a "sunday drive" down here. It's not necessarily a bad thing, except when it comes to business.
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Old 10-20-2017, 01:30 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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They mean we just live a slower paced lifestyle, which we do. One thing I always say when I see bad, rushed drivers is "why are you rushing? You have nowhere to be!" I say that because if this was New York City, sure youre late and you need to make that meeting with the Japanese execs. While down here, we're just headed to the beach! So, why rush?

We dont literally move slower down south, but our ways of life are slower. Even in a big metro like Atlanta, there's more of a lax feel compared to somewhere like Boston. We have more of a "i'll do it tomorrow mentality." It's easier to go on a "sunday drive" down here. It's not necessarily a bad thing, except when it comes to business.
Slow pace of life is fine to a point, but people do have places to go and deadlines to meet and nobody has a right to impede traffic, whether it's on the road or in the store. That being said, I'm glad I don't live in the rat race that is the big city.

The South has a neat culture and interesting history and I enjoy visiting it, just too hot for me.
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Old 10-20-2017, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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If you have a job, you have to be at work at a certain time and stay until a certain time, and you have things that you have to get done by a certain time, regardless of where you live. So it is self evident that there isn't a slower pace of life in the south if you work.

Many people who work also have kids so there is a lot of time spent doing stuff for the kids. I don't understand how people in the south could have less to do than people in the north.
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Old 10-20-2017, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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How do southerners 'move slow'? I don't understand what this means. People in the south walk more slowly? They drive below the speed limit?
It means, I could give a ****, because Im getting paid anyway, and pass the fried chicken. It also means the movers and shakers will keep kicking the ball down the field, without ever making a decision.
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Old 10-20-2017, 04:51 PM
 
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Well, I guess I hate Yankee cornbread, tastes like cake. Gimme good ol' unsweetened cornbread.
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