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Old 01-20-2011, 10:09 AM
 
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Old 01-20-2011, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Travel and Leisure isn't much of a magazine in my opinion and no, certainly Los Angeles is not the rudest city in the country, nowhere near..

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Old 01-20-2011, 10:24 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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BS. Apparently the person who wrote it has never been to Boston. Or maybe they grew up in the south? I was completely flabbergasted at how friendly people were in LA after moving here.

Then I lived in Austin for a year and was even MORE flabbergasted by the friendliness.

Then I moved back to Boston (where I grew up) and had to endure a year of people answering the phone "Yeah?" (in an abrupt way), impatiant waitstaff ("D'ja pick one yet?!"), and the general surliness once again. Now I'm back in LA and it's like heaven after a year in Boston (where they call it "being real" but, in fact, is just plain rude).

Chicago (where my husband is from) is pretty friendly. I actually found NYC to be a lot friendlier than I would have guessed. More reserved (and less friendly) than LA, though.

I think people just like to hate on LA and find any excuse to do it.
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Old 01-20-2011, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Riverside County / Maricopa County
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Disagree completely, L.A. rude? when? coming from NYC, the place is so laid back, it makes me rude.
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Old 01-20-2011, 10:42 AM
 
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Rubbish.
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Old 01-20-2011, 11:38 AM
 
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Only time I can say that we are "rude" is when we're driving, but even then, it's not rude like east coast driving.

Philly and Boston should be up there though for rudest cities. Especially Philadelphia.
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Old 01-20-2011, 12:14 PM
 
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I could believe this, when you consider the parts of LA that tourists see. The busy parts of town are the same parts of town where I usually have my guard up. To be honest, most of the time that someone approaches me on the street in Downtown, Hollywood, or Venice Beach, the conversation ends with "and that's why I need money."

But if a visitor can sucessfully get past that very first couple of sentences without asking for money, I think they'd find that people from LA are some of the nicest people in the country.
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Old 01-20-2011, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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OK so it is the rudest city. Big deal.

Would anybody's top 69 problems be any different if LA was the 500th rudest city?
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Old 01-20-2011, 12:49 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Do you agree or disagree?
How about: "I don't care."
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Old 01-20-2011, 12:56 PM
 
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LOL people get paid to research idiotic things like this?
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