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Old 10-17-2007, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Eagan, Minnesota
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I was wondering if people especially from out of state find New Mexicans generally speaking to be friendly people? I lived in Albuquerque for some time and I have always found most New Mexicans to be quite nice, I would say maybe more laid-back than super nice but still nice. Last time I was in Espanola, I just found most people to be very nice, even though I hear so many negative things about Espanola. Can anybody describe good or maybe not so good experiences dealing with New Mexicans especially in the smaller towns? Thanks!
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Old 10-17-2007, 05:38 PM
 
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Why do you wonder? I find this type of questioning perplexing. You do not live in New Mexico. You yourself report having had dealings with friendly people. If I tell you that I just met a real nice New Mexican who recently opened a gas station in Orogrande, New Mexico, what does that mean to you? She is friendly. My real estate agent in Magdalena, New Mexico has always been friendly to me. The guy who delivers propane to my house which is not in any town in New Mexico is friendly. I don't mean to be flip or sarcastic but what is it you really want to know and why do you want to know it? Isn't there friendly and non-friendly people everywhere in the world? And, doesn't their being friendly have a lot to do with my attitude?

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Old 10-17-2007, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Eagan, Minnesota
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Why do you wonder? I find this type of questioning perplexing. You do not live in New Mexico. You yourself report having had dealings with friendly people. If I tell you that I just met a real nice New Mexican who recently opened a gas station in Orogrande, New Mexico, what does that mean to you? She is friendly. My real estate agent in Magdalena, New Mexico has always been friendly to me. The guy who delivers propane to my house which is not in any town in New Mexico is friendly. I don't mean to be flip or sarcastic but what is it you really want to know and why do you want to know it? Isn't there friendly and non-friendly people everywhere in the world? And, doesn't their being friendly have a lot to do with my attitude?
Thanks for the very insightful, mind-blowing answer!
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Old 10-18-2007, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Branson, Missouri
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Why do you wonder? I find this type of questioning perplexing. You do not live in New Mexico. You yourself report having had dealings with friendly people. If I tell you that I just met a real nice New Mexican who recently opened a gas station in Orogrande, New Mexico, what does that mean to you? She is friendly. My real estate agent in Magdalena, New Mexico has always been friendly to me. The guy who delivers propane to my house which is not in any town in New Mexico is friendly. I don't mean to be flip or sarcastic but what is it you really want to know and why do you want to know it? Isn't there friendly and non-friendly people everywhere in the world? And, doesn't their being friendly have a lot to do with my attitude?
YIKES !!!!
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Old 10-18-2007, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Branson, Missouri
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I was wondering if people especially from out of state find New Mexicans generally speaking to be friendly people? I lived in Albuquerque for some time and I have always found most New Mexicans to be quite nice, I would say maybe more laid-back than super nice but still nice. Last time I was in Espanola, I just found most people to be very nice, even though I hear so many negative things about Espanola. Can anybody describe good or maybe not so good experiences dealing with New Mexicans especially in the smaller towns? Thanks!
I find the people in NM to be very friendly and helpful. I'm speaking of the Timberon area as far as a small town. Albuquerque seems to be friendly also. Ruidoso is full of tourists that seem to be friendly. Alamogordo- same thing. I can't think of a time when I ran into an unfriendly face in NM and the people on this NM forum are and have been the most helpful for me.
I disagree with the poster above. Sounds a little crabby to me but we all have our bad days sometimes.
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Old 10-18-2007, 01:03 PM
 
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So sorry for wondering aloud. I am not crabby. I just did wonder aloud. Friendly. I concur completely...friendly. In fact, I meet very few unfriendly people in life and I travel extensively.
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Old 10-18-2007, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
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I have been visiting New Mexico for 37 years now and I can say if I have EVER met an unfriendly person there, I cannot remember it.

Nearly every single person I have met in New Mexico has been friendly and helpful.

I can hardly wait for the time to come when I can move to New Mexico myself.

My own personal belief has always been that if you are a nice person, you will find that people respond to that and are nice to you in return.
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Old 10-18-2007, 03:20 PM
 
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So sorry for wondering aloud. I am not crabby. I just did wonder aloud. Friendly. I concur completely...friendly. In fact, I meet very few unfriendly people in life and I travel extensively.
Kim, I understand why you asked what you did. I agree with your questions. So Cheryl you can think of me as crabby also..LOL I just don't ask the questions like Kim did.

And I agree with everyone else here, we have met very friendly people. I think much is our attitude towards others.
And there are those that do ask questions that just want to get a rise out of others.
Jane
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Old 10-18-2007, 04:11 PM
 
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And there are those that do ask questions that just want to get a rise out of others.
I think LLD is cracking down on those types here in the New Mexico forums.

Austin Traveler is great over on the El Paso forums as one negative remark i.e. el paso sucks or i hate hellpaso etc....they are history.....good job mod's !!
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Old 10-18-2007, 08:29 PM
 
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I've met plenty of unfriendly people in Las Cruces and had quite a bit of bad customer service.
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