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Old 02-23-2011, 05:28 PM
 
Location: New York
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It's nothing like NYC.

Is it just me?
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Upper Midwest
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I don't believe they are.

I dealt with rude people the whole time I lived there. Finally moved away in October 2010, for good. I called Montana a couple weeks ago to deal with some random business, and got the snarkiest most sarcastic woman on the line. She totally fitting in with the attitude I dealt with in Montana for several years.

I got off the phone with the old feeling that I was back out west again... . I made sure to take a few deep breaths, and shift my vibration after I was done talking to her. I wasn't taking any of that garbage out into public a few minutes later. (Sure enough, it was back to normal a few minutes later. Random stranger made a joke as we were passing each other out in the parking lot at my grocery store.... .)

I could sit down and make a list of incidences of rudeness, dating all the way back to when I first moved there and began attending school. (There was a disrespect toward teachers that wouldn't have been tolerated where I'd previously lived. That's one example.)

On the whole I found it much more difficult to make friends all the years I was in Montana. Since I've moved away and back to my homestate (refer to the right side of my name), I haven't stopped making friends.

Anyway I notice it more in Great Falls, where I lived, than in Montana on the whole. I personally find an anger in people I can't describe, and an immaturity in the adults... which is passed down to the kids. Montana was the first and only place I saw a very small child/baby roll his eyes at me....
lmao.

It's all perspective, but I personally couldn't be happier to have moved away.
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:58 PM
 
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So sorry you had a bad experience. We are not all like that. I will say that Montanans are very true and loyal to our state. We like it the way it is and are not too fond of change. With that being said, I've experienced nice and rude all over the state. I notice late Spring rudeness seems to be more abundant. Probably due to cabin fever and that snowbound feeling like I'm having right now lol. I'm from Great Falls originally and will have agree that being rude is a little more common there than anywhere else I've been. Keep in mind Great Falls is a military town too. Alot of people moving in and moving out bringing lots of that change I mentioned above. In a whole though, you will find Montanans friendly and always looking for fun. I have to mention that a friend of mine just got back from a trip to NYC and her comment was "New Yorkers are soooo mean and unfriendly, I couldn't wait to get back".
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Brunswick
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My opinion on this, there are rude nasty people everyplace you go,its not limited to just one place. We also can cause the rudeness by the actions we project. And with a my opinion and a buck you can get a cup off coffee at someplaces, definately not Starbucks tho...
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Old 02-24-2011, 08:15 AM
 
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People in Montana are nice for the same reason that the sheep are nervous.

Too many farmers, not enough women.
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Old 02-24-2011, 02:47 PM
 
Location: NW Montana
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The truth is we used to be a bunch of real bad a$$es around here.

But then Minnesconsinite moved away and rest of us became really, really nice.

So much so, she can't leave the Montana forum behind, especially when someone says something nice about this State and/or its people.

Go figure....?

And thank you so much, username18, for your polite question and behavior here. Very refreshing.


mg
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Old 02-24-2011, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
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It's a rural state with a slow pace of life.
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Old 02-27-2011, 01:30 PM
 
Location: New York
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Okay, thanks for the replies.

What about Butte? What is Butte like? I've never been to that part of MT. One of my friends recommended Montana Tech.
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Old 02-27-2011, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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Okay, thanks for the replies.

What about Butte? What is Butte like? I've never been to that part of MT. One of my friends recommended Montana Tech.
You can find out from many different threads here.
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Old 02-27-2011, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Approximately 50 miles from Missoula MT/38 yrs full time after 4 yrs part time
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The truth is we used to be a bunch of real bad a$$es around here.

But then Minnesconsinite moved away and rest of us became really, really nice.

So much so, she can't leave the Montana forum behind, especially when someone says something nice about this State and/or its people.

Go figure....?

And thank you so much, username18, for your polite question and behavior here. Very refreshing.


mg
.........well Monty, I AM SO GLAD you your assessment of the cry-baby; mommie's girl; negative personality personnified is the same as mine! I thought when she moved, we'd seen (heard) the last of (from) her. But, when you're that bitter, self-centered and immature.......I guess you just can't let go!!

Have a good one
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