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Old 01-20-2011, 01:24 PM
 
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i'd put philly, most of jersey, queens, brooklyn, and boston easily ruder
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Old 01-20-2011, 01:27 PM
 
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Philly, Boston and New York are in the top 10 on that list
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Old 01-20-2011, 04:37 PM
 
Location: California
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LA wasn't rude at all. Even in traffic, people looked kinda laid back.

To each their own.
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Old 01-20-2011, 05:38 PM
 
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hell no, los angeles is unusually friendly, especially considering that it is a megalopolis. that person probably spent one night in hollywood and judged the whole city on the basis of that, not unlike many tourists who come here and whine about the city based on their visit to santa monica that one time last year. (sm sucks by the way, in my opinion. if it had been santa monica i would have agreed.)

the south, particularly atlanta, can be amazingly rude. southern hospitality? maybe in virginia.

the rudest place i have ever been, bar none, was amarillo. the nicest people, besides los angeles- greenville south carolina.
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Old 01-20-2011, 05:56 PM
 
Location: NYC
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You know, I am so glad to see this thread. I am from NYC and hoping to move to LA in the next few years. I normally don't believe these kind of silly surveys, but I was shocked to see LA as the "rudest city" and the first thing I thought what a bunch of BS!

NYC people can be unbelievably rude, and it's gets very old after a while. There is no way that LA people are ruder than people here.

I can't wait to move out of this place.
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Old 01-20-2011, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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Maybe my opinion would change if I lived in Metropolitan Los Angeles, since I have afterall only visited. But...

Of the "big three" (NYC, LA, Chi-town), L.A. has without a doubt the friendliest and even most polite people. Sure, it's not the set of the Andy Griffith Show or Little House on the Prairie, but what do you expect? Not that NYC or Chicago folks are unapproachable, either, but it's just that in everything from visiting L.A. to sitting next to people on plane flights to working in customer service, I have consistently had great experiences with meeting Southern Californians. Now, to be sure, they have identified themselves as either natives or foreign transplants.

Also, I hear more horn-honking in the part of Kentucky I live in in one day than I ever have in SoCal; I've probably put 400-600 miles on the rental car each time I go to SoCal, so it's not like I just stay confined to one area. Now, in a metropolis of 20 million or more people, road rage will happen. But I'm not sure it's nearly as common an occurrence as some folks here on C-D make it out to be.

Maybe the "rude L.A." comes from people from throughout the rest of the nation that are seeking to "make it big." And I noticed this rude, self-absorbed, sour vibe in more entertainment industry-influenced cities such as West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and even Burbank. However, if one goes to, say, Pasadena, Glendale, Venice, Santa Monica, Ventura County, Balboa Island, the South Bay/Long Beach, etc., they might come away with a more positive impression of Southern California.

Of course, I will admit that it is hard to beat the State of Texas generally in friendly and hospitable people. Just a great place, in my opinion.

I've lived in Louisville, KY in the past; now that's a rude city.
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Old 01-20-2011, 07:19 PM
 
Location: La La Land
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You know, I am so glad to see this thread. I am from NYC and hoping to move to LA in the next few years. I normally don't believe these kind of silly surveys, but I was shocked to see LA as the "rudest city" and the first thing I thought what a bunch of BS!

NYC people can be unbelievably rude, and it's gets very old after a while. There is no way that LA people are ruder than people here.

I can't wait to move out of this place.

Couldn't have said it better myself!
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Old 01-20-2011, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Maybe they meant rude in a good way like 'bad' is good.
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Old 01-20-2011, 07:53 PM
 
Location: West LA
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LA appears to have a massive image problem when it comes to how the rest of the country perceives us.
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Old 01-20-2011, 07:56 PM
 
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Only when they are driving. Other than that, no.
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