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Old 11-30-2009, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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We moved into our current city last year from Southern California. While I am OK with big box stores such as Wallmart, Target , Home Depot and Lowes, I really do wish that there were less Franchise Beaneries and more mom and pop diners/homegrown diners and Restaurants.

Italian is not Olive Garden or Romanos
Mexican is not El Torito, Chevy's, Del Taco, Taco Bell or ChiChis
Pizza is not Dominos and PizzaHut
Asian is not PFChangs, Stix, Panda Express or PeiWei (btw, PeiWei means something like "little fart" in Mandarin)
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Old 11-30-2009, 08:57 AM
 
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I agree. The small town I am in could never "change" to suit me or even provide a job. So I am looking into moving ASAP. I didn't meant to force change but I was "forced" to be here and have no need to stay longer than lease ending date. Thanks
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Old 11-30-2009, 03:15 PM
 
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lets say a transplant moved to your small town or city and complained that it lacked several popular big box stores and that the people are close minded or too progressive, how would you feel?
Oh, we get those kinds of people occasionally in our mid-sized Southern city. They move South for the jobs, then start complaining about how we do things twenty minutes after they unload the van, never realizing that perhaps how the Southerners are doing things is why there's a job for them to have down here in the first place.

Hey, I'm a transplant myself. But nobody stuck a gun to my head to be here.
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Old 11-30-2009, 03:27 PM
 
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Personally I think it is selfish on the part of the newcomer. It seems that there is an awful lot of people on these forums that cry and complain that their new place of residence is not exactly like their home place. Many of these people just don't try to adapt or find positives, they spend their whole time complaining. I see alot of this in Florida especially.

Move somewhere else and respect the local culture and traditions. If you don't like it, TOUGH, deal with it ...... or move back I guess
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Old 11-30-2009, 03:31 PM
 
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used to it
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Old 11-30-2009, 03:37 PM
 
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Since I live in a rather boring town with no culture, I think change would be a good thing.
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Old 11-30-2009, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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Since I live in a rather boring town with no culture, I think change would be a good thing.

But are franchise eateries and big box stores considered culture?

If there is a market for a Bob Evans Restuarant, wouldn't that stand to reason that there should be a market for a locally owned establishment?
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Old 11-30-2009, 05:05 PM
 
Location: USA
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I would laugh and say "Good Luck!" I already know that my city is ill perceived by many people. Yet I continue to live here because I have learned to like it in spite of all its warts and scabs. Change is too hard to do when you get older.
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Old 11-30-2009, 07:46 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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Oh, we get those kinds of people occasionally in our mid-sized Southern city. They move South for the jobs, then start complaining about how we do things twenty minutes after they unload the van, never realizing that perhaps how the Southerners are doing things is why there's a job for them to have down here in the first place.

Hey, I'm a transplant myself. But nobody stuck a gun to my head to be here.

I know what your saying, I see the reactions of some of the East Coasters here who are used to people attenting to them and having everything done quickly for them, or they are weaving in and out of isles with their shopping cart or just being pushy and in-considerate of others, If they dont like the way we do things here then they have no business being here.

people do say this is the land of manana here cause nothing gets done right away.
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Old 11-30-2009, 07:47 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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Personally I think it is selfish on the part of the newcomer. It seems that there is an awful lot of people on these forums that cry and complain that their new place of residence is not exactly like their home place. Many of these people just don't try to adapt or find positives, they spend their whole time complaining. I see alot of this in Florida especially.

Move somewhere else and respect the local culture and traditions. If you don't like it, TOUGH, deal with it ...... or move back I guess

this is exactly what it is,if the town wants change it will change but it dont need newcomers to come in and make those choices for the locals who have lived their whole lifes in that town. There are roots there and some people may not want change or at least drastic kind of change.
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