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Old 08-18-2008, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Run-down tree house in Virginia Beach
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Don't feel bad. It's tough for me too socially. I don't go drinking, clubbing, or any of that crap that people my age do. It's like I'm an alien when I tell them my ideal of a good time is move with friends instead of doing the nasty with some drunkin' chick from some back allie club.

I'm totally not cool, and I love it. ;p
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Old 08-18-2008, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Virginia Livin', Maryland Dreamin'.
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Newport News is middle of the road in my opinion..You can run into as many nice people as you can a-holes! lol..
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Old 08-22-2008, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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Is it just me, or do people seem less friendly in this area than they used to be. I used to think the friendliness of this area was one of it's strong points. I lived a lot in the Northeast and used to think that people here were a lot nicer than up there. But over the past few months I have noticed that the people are a lot more closed off and rude than in the past. It used to be people would say "Hi" to you when walking on the street, but now they seem to stick to themselves. And this is in Great Bridge which I thought was a family friendly area. Even at restaurants/stores, they act like they are doing you a favor by helping you. Is it just me or does anyone else feel this way too?
Wow. I am in the same exact boat! I've lived in New England for the past 15 years, and was fed up with their snobby "the world revolves around me attitude". My family moved down here with the impression that the people were overall nicer, as we had witnessed firsthand on some vacations. But unfortunately, Hampton Roads has it's fair share of rude people.

Please don't even get me started on the driving style....
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Old 09-03-2008, 07:45 AM
 
Location: The Beach
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Unfortunately most of the people who live here aren't originally from here. I can spot a native from a mile away
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Old 09-03-2008, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Williamsburg
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So are the natives the friendlies or the un-friendlies ?
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Old 09-05-2008, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Chesapeake, VA
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We're the friendlies, I can assure you! Hampton Roads is a very cosmopolitan area, with not only folks from all over the nation, but a lot of people from overseas as well! Unfortunately, not everyone meshes well (ie Driving styles, hence traffic), but those who have put roots here or have grown up here are generally friendly. Every area has its share of rude folks, unfortunately, but as a native whose family has been here for generations, I enjoy meeting new folks and making new friends. VA may not be as "Southern" as the deeper South, but there is still a lot of hospitality to be found amongst its people
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Old 09-06-2008, 05:59 AM
 
Location: Williamsburg
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That statement was made in jest. My family has been in Virginia since the early 1800's. I count myself and family as one of the " Friendlies ". I have to say we rarely meet any unfriendly people here in Williamsburg. It's a great place to live and raise a family !
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Old 09-06-2008, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Va Beach
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That statement was made in jest. My family has been in Virginia since the early 1800's. I count myself and family as one of the " Friendlies ". I have to say we rarely meet any unfriendly people here in Williamsburg. It's a great place to live and raise a family !
Yep, me too. My DS says I'll talk to anyone, but that's just the nature of my everyday life. I figure if someone's having a bad day, they can have it somewhere else! :-O
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Old 09-07-2008, 12:19 AM
 
Location: Arkansas
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That statement was made in jest. My family has been in Virginia since the early 1800's. I count myself and family as one of the " Friendlies ". I have to say we rarely meet any unfriendly people here in Williamsburg. It's a great place to live and raise a family !

REALLY!!! I am very surprised by this comment! You know that I live in Williamsburg as well and I have to tell you that I have never met so many people in one area that were so stuck up! And trust me when I say that the area that I grew up in outside of Atlanta, was made fun of for the amount of wealth that floated around. We were even called "East Cobb Snobs!" I think the difference here is that I have also encountered some racist folks and this is not to say that there are not racist people in Atlanta, but I don't think I have ever encountered people so outspoken about being racist prior to moving to Williamsburg. Plus, we live near many of the retired folks and I think that also has something to do with the unfriendliness. We have 2 small kids who run around outside and scream and play and make noise, like they are supposed to, and I don't think that our neighbors who moved here to retire quietly appreciate that much! Oh well! Just my opinion on our situation!
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Old 09-07-2008, 12:38 AM
 
Location: Run-down tree house in Virginia Beach
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I said "black person" instead of "African American" down here and I had a white guy call me racist and a black guy to agree with me... It's bizarro world here... If you are wondering, I HATE the term African American. You were born in America, you are American. I have friends from Africa and they hate the term too. I don't understand why people have to be so PC that they MUST classify everyone and everything.

If I must call some body of darker skin African American, I demand I be called Mutt American since I'm mixed.

Ranting aside, I'm about to move into a rich neighborhood and I wonder how I will be accepted, even if at all. *I'm a loner, so it wouldn't bother me one way or another. lol* Your post made me think about that, dvcgal. So, I'm going to blame you if I'm picked on when I move there.
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