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Old 04-03-2007, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Findlay, OH
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It's not where I come from, it's how they were raised. PA people are just plain nasty, lol.
I've been visiting my relatives in a town in PA close to Philly. At first, I thought I just caught a lot of people on a bad day, then I thought I was going INSANE. No, no they're just like that. I will say in their defense it doesn't appear to be on purpose, but it's very noticable and very unattractive.

My family was trying to convince me to get employment over here. After what I've been through, I'm quite against the idea. No thank you, please!
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Old 04-03-2007, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Northeast
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I've been visiting my relatives in a town in PA close to Philly. At first, I thought I just caught a lot of people on a bad day, then I thought I was going INSANE. No, no they're just like that. I will say in their defense it doesn't appear to be on purpose, but it's very noticable and very unattractive.

My family was trying to convince me to get employment over here. After what I've been through, I'm quite against the idea. No thank you, please!
Welcome to my world, lol.

Harleysville by chance? Or thereabouts?

It reminds me of all the hillbillies lined up in that movie with Patrick Swayze "Next of Kin", only with better clothes and cars.

~TT
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Old 04-04-2007, 11:59 AM
 
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That's funny what you say about CT...my parents have very good friends who lived in CT for many years. (Danbury area). They were originally from Queens, NY..It took years and years before the neighbors would talk to this very nice couple. "Outsiders" apparently..

On the plus side, one of my best college friends was from CT (a small town) and very friendly, very nice.

Again, take people as individuals. I know there are nice people in all states. And nasty ones..
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Old 04-04-2007, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Findlay, OH
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Welcome to my world, lol.

Harleysville by chance? Or thereabouts?

It reminds me of all the hillbillies lined up in that movie with Patrick Swayze "Next of Kin", only with better clothes and cars.

~TT
Ah, never saw the movie, sorry.

Where I'm visiting is about 10-12 mi. east of Harleysville as the crow flies. It's the Newtown/Yardley/New Hope area. Man these people need some lessons in etiquette. They do have money over here, but it seems like that's what spoils them.

I almost go broadsided by a jerk who ran a four-way stop two days ago. He was actually laughing about it. I could not believe my eyes.
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Old 04-04-2007, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Northeast
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Ah, never saw the movie, sorry.

Where I'm visiting is about 10-12 mi. east of Harleysville as the crow flies. It's the Newtown/Yardley/New Hope area. Man these people need some lessons in etiquette. They do have money over here, but it seems like that's what spoils them.

I almost go broadsided by a jerk who ran a four-way stop two days ago. He was actually laughing about it. I could not believe my eyes.

Yup, that's PA. In one year, I curse more in the car driving by myself than I think I have in my lifetime.

Gotta love'em, lol. I think it's all those NASTY pretzels they eat for breakfast, smothered in mustard. I almost hurled when I first saw it.

~T
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Old 04-05-2007, 03:52 AM
 
Location: Hell
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what about south dakota?
I'm just curious
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Old 04-07-2007, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Here in California we have some pretty rude people too. I use to work as a waitress and once got cussed out because we ran out of chicken fried steak. People are downright hostile when they're hungry. Anyway, we certainly don't dislike newcomers although now that I'm planning a move to another state I'm learning that a lot of people don't much care for Californians.
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Old 04-07-2007, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Wi for the summer--Vegas in the winter
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what about south dakota?
I'm just curious
I lived in Rapid City for nearly 4 years. I am originally from Wi. I have driven in 46 of the continental 48 states, as an OTR Truck Driver. In MY opinion, the FRIENDLIEST people that I have EVER encountered, are SOUTH DAKOTANS. Rapid City is where I'll retire in hopefully 10 years. Honorable mention for friendly folk goes to Texas also.
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Old 04-07-2007, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I lived in Rapid City for nearly 4 years. I am originally from Wi. I have driven in 46 of the continental 48 states, as an OTR Truck Driver. In MY opinion, the FRIENDLIEST people that I have EVER encountered, are SOUTH DAKOTANS. Rapid City is where I'll retire in hopefully 10 years. Honorable mention for friendly folk goes to Texas also.
Except for the Texas DOT...LOL... most of the people from my trucking days I met from Texas were nice friendly people.
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Old 04-14-2007, 03:56 AM
 
Location: SUPER
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From lorelei2873:

How interesting! Here are the population stats for Billings, the biggest city in Montana:

Place of birth:
Montana: 57%
Northeast: 3%
Midwest: 17%
South
(presumably includes southeast) 4%
West (includes intermtn as well as 16%
CA, WA, OR)

So the out of staters you well welcome with open arms are the ones causing the most "problems" in terms of numbers.




We aren't talking about the biggest places in Montana, We are talking about the smaller, more fragile areas that are changing into Montanafornia.

Billings really isn't changing.
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