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Old 12-15-2008, 11:55 PM
 
Location: Augusta GA
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People from the Atlanta suburbs from my personal experience.
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Old 12-17-2008, 04:56 AM
 
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I don't share the general perception that New Yorkers are rude or unfriendly. They may be more "assertive" or straightforward than the average American, but that's got nothing to do with unfriendliness.

Some of the arguments I've heard to back up those allegations are that people don't wave at you from their cars or greet you in the street.

Frankly if I was walking down a Manhattan street and saw a driver waving at people like a madman I would think he's deranged. Similarly it would be awkward, to say the least, greeting every one of the the thousands people you walk by in the street. I think some people really don't have a sense of context and scale.
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Old 12-17-2008, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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When I worked at hotels in Orlando, nobody wanted to check in anybody from Joisey, Boston or NYC.

They always wanted 5 star treatment at a budget hotel.
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Old 12-17-2008, 06:42 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Washington DC
Los Angeles
Miami
Montreal

I've always thought that the 'rudeness of NY'ers' was overstated.
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Old 12-17-2008, 08:54 AM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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I don't share the general perception that New Yorkers are rude or unfriendly. They may be more "assertive" or straightforward than the average American, but that's got nothing to do with unfriendliness.

Some of the arguments I've heard to back up those allegations are that people don't wave at you from their cars or greet you in the street.
Once when I was visiting someone in Staten Island I had garbage thrown at me from a car,though this was during Yankee playoffs so maybe it was just some more classless sports freaks.
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Old 12-17-2008, 09:31 AM
 
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Some of the arguments I've heard to back up those allegations are that people don't wave at you from their cars or greet you in the street.

Frankly if I was walking down a Manhattan street and saw a driver waving at people like a madman I would think he's deranged. Similarly it would be awkward, to say the least, greeting every one of the the thousands people you walk by in the street. I think some people really don't have a sense of context and scale.
I would NEVER wave to someone while driving a car, anywhere, unless I knew the person. If I were walking on the street in a small town and made contact with someone, however, I would nod or smile. When I am visiting my parents in suburban Miami and pass someone on the street I nod or smile as well. It feels strange to completely ignore someone's presense when you and s/he are the only people out on the street. Here in NYC, however, you pass so many people on the street that it simply would be impractical to greet all of them. For this reason, the norm is to not acknowledge the presence of others unless there is some kind of out-of-the-ordinary event like the subway being broken down or a car accident or fire. I don't talk to people I don't know on the street unless I have a reason to ask them something.
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Old 12-20-2008, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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hmm, based on my experiences, i'd say it's a toss up between newark and l.a.
newark in the house!!
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Old 12-20-2008, 02:36 PM
 
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When I worked at hotels in Orlando, nobody wanted to check in anybody from Joisey, Boston or NYC.

They always wanted 5 star treatment at a budget hotel.
My very first job was at a hotel in Orlando. The stories I could tell.

It was so bad, even some of the front desk who were native New Yorkers didn't want to check in New Yorkers..lol.

You left out Philly. They were difficult guests too.

I actually found most of the New Jersey guests polite.

Boston guests were a mixture of nice and down right mean.
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Old 12-20-2008, 04:23 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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You left out Philly. They were difficult guests too.
For the most part usually.
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Old 12-20-2008, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Road Warrior
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Tempted to say NY, but I'll say DC ... quite a few folks on their high horses with their noses way up in the air either due to money or affiliation, whatever it is, it's sort of the talk of the town if you actually live there who you know, where you work and how much money you have.
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