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Old 09-23-2015, 02:44 AM
 
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Currently live in CA. Have always heard how nice and polite people are in California and have found the opposite to be true. New Yorkers are a lot nicer. There is something about it here that I can't put my finger on. There is a large percentage of people in California are more sensitive or insecure compared to New Yorkers. Can anyone expand a bit on this?
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Old 09-23-2015, 04:11 AM
 
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I lived in SoCal for a while. I wouldn't say the people in either area are especially more or less friendly than the other. There are jerks in both places and there are nice friendly people in both places.
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Old 09-23-2015, 07:36 AM
 
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Living in SoCal right now. I live in a nice area so the clerks that work the stores and restaurant give us the RUB treatment just like my doormen did in NYC. Otherwise you don't have such close contact with people like in NYC where people are climbing all over you throughout the day. That helps a lot.

Americans in general are not my favorite people. They are the same in any state. A bunch of self entitled brats.

NY'ers will be straight out rude to you in a 3rd world manner. People in SoCal will go the " F You very much and have a wonderful day approach."
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Old 09-23-2015, 07:42 AM
 
Location: New York City
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Every single city in the world has douchebags, they just go about it in different ways. Frankly I have to wonder why you'd want to talk to even half the people in a city.
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Old 09-24-2015, 03:03 AM
 
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I'm actually in Northern California. Not SF. A lot of the men have a feminine way about them. They all talk like they have been clipped. There are a lot of white dudes that remind me of some cable tv prison documentary. The Mexicans are the nicest.
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Old 09-24-2015, 05:11 AM
 
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I lived in Northern California for close 2 years quite a while ago. I can't say that there are major differences between the sensitivities of people vs. the people here in NYC.
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Old 09-24-2015, 05:58 AM
 
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How about you don't expect anything from anyone and you will never be disappointed???

Not sure why you expect people to be nice to you? (i am a nice, friendly person so people should also be nice and friendly to me. is that your mantra?)

Do you ever think that said "mean" person is having a bad day, just got news that a loved one/closed friend died, has cancer, they just got fired, their significant other wants to break up, they are going through a depression, etc or maybe being rude is just who they are?
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Old 09-24-2015, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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I spend a lot of time in San Diego every year, people are most definitely friendlier there...and by a long shot too.
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Old 09-24-2015, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Lower East Side, NYC
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It doesn't really matter. Can they get me my sandwich fast enough? That's all that matters to me when I'm standing at a register. Visiting Anaheim/Long Beach, I felt like things were slow and hot (sometimes frustratingly so), and any busy place was as 'nice' as any busy place here in NYC.
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Old 09-24-2015, 08:58 AM
 
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Oh man, I lived in northern California and I found the people to be weird and unfriendly and suspicious, much more so than in New York City. I remember having conversations that I thought had gone one way, and finding out later that the other person had the opposite impression. Even simple interactions could be strange and misleading. I never found that in southern California. Very happy to come back to New York City after the experience of the Bay Area and points north. You couldn't pay me to live there again.
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