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Old 04-15-2010, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Honolulu/ Seattle-Bellevue/ Cupertino, Cali
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Hey guys, it's me RickShawMan. Been busy with schooling, so I haven't been able to come here to post.

What I've noticed for the last two years of living here is that the hoosier residents like to be smart aleck, for lack of a better word, and rub things into your face. I'm not talking literally, but figuratively indirectly mocking you when they talk to somebody else.

For example, if I'm wearing some kind of jacket that a person doesn't like, he or she would deliberately talk loudly to his or her friend about my jacket.

There was also another time two weeks ago where I was outside of a building talking on my cell phone. It was still a bit chilly, temperatures being in the 50s range. This family consisting of a big mom and her two daughters walk past me. While walking past me, the mom says "hey Shelly, don't you need to wear your jacket? So cold today!" I'm like "oh shut up jabroni."

I find this behavior to be obnoxious and discourteous. Is this typically done here in the Midwest or just Indiana?
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Old 04-15-2010, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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I have never noticed this
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Old 04-15-2010, 08:03 AM
 
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I guess I fall into that category for when I hold the door open for someone and they don't say thank you. I say it loud enough "You are welcome" and then turn to my kids and say loudly "Always say thank you to people"
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Old 04-15-2010, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Honolulu/ Seattle-Bellevue/ Cupertino, Cali
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^^ lol!!
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Old 04-15-2010, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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Originally Posted by TheRickShawMan View Post
Hey guys, it's me RickShawMan. Been busy with schooling, so I haven't been able to come here to post.

What I've noticed for the last two years of living here is that the hoosier residents like to be smart aleck, for lack of a better word, and rub things into your face. I'm not talking literally, but figuratively indirectly mocking you when they talk to somebody else.

For example, if I'm wearing some kind of jacket that a person doesn't like, he or she would deliberately talk loudly to his or her friend about my jacket.

There was also another time two weeks ago where I was outside of a building talking on my cell phone. It was still a bit chilly, temperatures being in the 50s range. This family consisting of a big mom and her two daughters walk past me. While walking past me, the mom says "hey Shelly, don't you need to wear your jacket? So cold today!" I'm like "oh shut up jabroni."

I find this behavior to be obnoxious and discourteous. Is this typically done here in the Midwest or just Indiana?
I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT! (Loud enough for you??)
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Old 04-15-2010, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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I think you may be taking things a bit personally.
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Old 04-15-2010, 11:57 AM
 
Location: South South Jersey
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Um, this sounds like the personality/ies of your individual friends, not some characteristic of the entire population of the state of Indiana. (Even less the entire 'Midwest," whatever that means.) As for the woman you encountered - I suspect you're either being paranoid or she was just a really weird person.

Actually, if we're going to be dorks and talk in terms of pure stereotypes, the behavior you're describing sounds more like Mid-Atlantic natives. Only they'd come right out and say something like, "Get a jacket, mac! Or don't you care if you freeze your hiney off?" Mind you, I'm talking about a stereotype, not reality.
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Old 04-15-2010, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Houston-ish, TX
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Is it possible that that had nothing to do with you? The mom saw your jacket (or lack of one-- I'm not quite sure) and was reminded that her daughter might be cold, and asked as a concerned parent?

It's possible that it's not all about you.
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Old 04-15-2010, 12:24 PM
 
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I like how you used the word jabroni.
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Old 04-16-2010, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Honolulu/ Seattle-Bellevue/ Cupertino, Cali
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I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT! (Loud enough for you??)
No. listen guys. People here in Indianapolis, or at least at IUPUI, like to deliberately talk loud enough between themselves when they want to poke fun of you.

For example, I wasn't wearing a jacket two weeks ago when it was 50F outside. I was talking on my cell phone outside of the library because I had no reception in the building. This lady, big fat lady, along with her two kids come walking past me and the lady deliberately says something along the line of, "oh kids, don't you need to wear your jacket?" Sounded like she was being a jerk to me.

It's not just her, but I've also noticed this behavior amongst my classmates.

I went to a lunch and learn event last week and there were vegetables on the table for people to grab. I only wanted a few carrot sticks, so I grabbed some with my hands. I then hear two idiot student behind me say "oh, here is the tongs brandon." I'm like "****!"

I usually don't experience this kind of "rub in the face" rudness from people in other parts of the country. Seems that it's rampant here in Indiana.
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