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Old 11-23-2009, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Originally Posted by jerseygal4u View Post
yes it does and u people know it. people who smile in your face and talk behind your back. i d rather for u to just be real and say u dont like me, for petes sake and i dont have time to stand in line while you conversate with the customer i am standing behind. move on and do your job.
So technically; me saying your dumb as hell is more nicer than me saying Bless your heart?

This whole "talk behind your back" crap is getting old. That type of behavior isn't only special to the southern region. Everyone does this; even you.

 
Old 11-23-2009, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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Why don't all these northerners just start a "South Bashing" forum so the rest of us don't have to put up with this trivial, middle school-level name calling.
Although I don't agree with JerseyGal I feel the "bashing" comes from both sides, so I don't know why people want to act all innocent. I'm not a Northerner or a Southerner, where I'm from is in between the North and the South so I consider myself a "Middler", I like to move at a slow pace and take it easy like a Southerner but just like a Northerner I'm not taking no crap lol.

JerseyGal would you rather someone have a pleasant conversation (that doesn't involve you) on a line or have someone curse you out for standing around on a line?
 
Old 11-23-2009, 12:13 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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Ok....another stereotyping South bashing thread......I haven't seen one of these in about....oh...a minute or two.
Exactly Granny Sue.

I wish you could put these Northern whippersnappers over your knee and teach 'em a lesson!
 
Old 11-23-2009, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Kingsport Tennessee
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Ok....another stereotyping South bashing thread......I haven't seen one of these in about....oh...a minute or two.
Absolutely! I honestly think that, from now on, if I see "The South" in a thread title I will just skip it.
 
Old 11-23-2009, 12:38 PM
 
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I agree with OP- in part. While it is NOT ok to be rude, it IS respectful to be efficient. No one should assume that a person has all the time in the world to make small talk. I see a difference in the level of small talk in the North vs. here (south).Some of this difference may be accounted for in sheer population difference. In NYC for instance, there is no choice but to be effecient in lines, etc due to the large amount of people waiting. I have even seen them skip customers who were still thinking about what to order and move on and come back to them. While here where the population is low, if some one in a service job simply does their job and moves on to the next person without converstation- they would call the employee rude. My Grandma thinks effecient cashiers who don't ask how her day, grandkids& dog are are "snippy". However- this theory could apply to cities/rural areas as much as it does North/South.

A far as "talking behind the back". I think thats universal.
 
Old 11-23-2009, 12:49 PM
 
Location: The Queen City
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I agree with OP- in part. While it is NOT ok to be rude, it IS respectful to be efficient. No one should assume that a person has all the time in the world to make small talk. I see a difference in the level of small talk in the North vs. here (south).Some of this difference may be accounted for in sheer population difference. In NYC for instance, there is no choice but to be effecient in lines, etc due to the large amount of people waiting. I have even seen them skip customers who were still thinking about what to order and move on and come back to them. While here where the population is low, if some one in a service job simply does their job and moves on to the next person without converstation- they would call the employee rude. My Grandma thinks effecient cashiers who don't ask how her day, grandkids& dog are are "snippy". However- this theory could apply to cities/rural areas as much as it does North/South.

A far as "talking behind the back". I think thats universal.
True but I think small conversations are good because it breaks the ice between the employee and the customer. If efficiancy and small talk were applied together, things like social unrest and uneasyness wouldnt be problems.
 
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Location: Ohio
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I'm not convinced there was a topic in the OP, and open-ended threads tend to meander into trouble. Thread closed.
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