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Old 06-21-2009, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Another one for NYC is that the tourists don't want across the street when there are no cars coming, even when the walk sign says not to walk.

And when they stand on the left side of the escalators; blocking anyone who wants to walk up the escalator.

I'll probably think of others.
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Old 06-21-2009, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
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They are traveling in a group on the Freedom Trail, or standing at Faneuil Hall watching a street performer, or taking a trolley ride. And obviously, most of the European tourists don't speak English, which is a big clue they aren't from around here.
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Old 06-21-2009, 10:57 PM
 
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You can tell who is not a New Yorker based on the way they carry themselves. New Yorkers tend to have this "I know it all" air about them, and you can automatically pinpoint a self-conscious out-of-towner.
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Old 06-22-2009, 05:50 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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You can tell who is not a New Yorker based on the way they carry themselves. New Yorkers tend to have this "I know it all" air about them, and you can automatically pinpoint a self-conscious out-of-towner.
lol definitely true. I can also tell who's a tourist by what they're wearing.
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Old 06-22-2009, 07:12 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Europeans tend to wear long pants in a leisure situation even if its' 95 degrees outside here.
On the other hand, if you see someone wearing shorts or white athletic shoes in Europe, it's almost a sure bet they are American.
And is you want to track down someone from Japan in Atlanta, go to the Margaret Mitchell house. They'll be on the front lawn, camera in hand.
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Old 06-22-2009, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Another one for NYC is that the tourists don't want across the street when there are no cars coming, even when the walk sign says not to walk.

And when they stand on the left side of the escalators; blocking anyone who wants to walk up the escalator.

I'll probably think of others.
I'm a left hand holder on person. I carry things in my right hand, on my right arm and hold onto any railing with my left. I never realized this until I got to DC and then I realized I open doors (building and car) with my left hand, too. It was very hard to adjust what I apparently did all my life. When I switched, the pocketbook kept falling off the left shoulder. I kept dropping things in my left hand...all to accommodate people in a rush, like you.
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Old 06-22-2009, 11:36 AM
 
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That doesn't change the fact that it's inconsiderate to block the path of people who have places to be. Just because you pay to be in a place doesn't give you a free pass to be rude. You can walk up or move over if you want to admire the sights.
Or, as a resident of the city, can be considerate to guests SO THEY'LL COME BACK AGAIN and spend even more money in your city. That would be the appropriate thing to do.
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Old 06-22-2009, 03:04 PM
 
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How would a car in the lower 48 have Hawaii plates?

I've seen Alaska in the lower 48 before, but not Hawaii. Unless the plates were transferred to a car here, or the car was imported with the plates attached?
I've seen plenty of Hawaii plates in WA state.
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Old 06-22-2009, 03:09 PM
 
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I've seen plenty of Hawaii plates in WA state.
Hawaii plates are not all that uncommon in the contiguous U.S....
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Old 06-22-2009, 08:50 PM
 
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Or, as a resident of the city, can be considerate to guests SO THEY'LL COME BACK AGAIN and spend even more money in your city. That would be the appropriate thing to do.
Most people in New York, Washington as a whole are pretty nice to tourists, so I have no clue what you're getting at here. But that doesn't mean tourists can just abandon any sense of accommodating other's needs.

Just because you pay to be somewhere doesn't mean you can't act whatever way you want.
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