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Old 08-20-2017, 06:29 AM
 
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Look up the definition of Demographics. It is NOT a synonym for race.
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Old 08-21-2017, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Levittown
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Compared to NYC/North Jersey, L.A. etc it isn't that bad. It seems people are at their worst coming home from work. I think many must hate their jobs, and just CAN'T WAIT to get home. Some of them drive, and act like maniacs. Life is too short to get upset on the road.
No it isn't as bad as NYC or most of NJ. But when you work two jobs - one from home later in the day - and have to make it home in enough time to start work via 95, one could seriously do without midday lane closures and roadwork through northeast. Late for work when you work from home. 95 in northeast is a huge pet peeve of mine. It seems like this construction will never be finished.
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Old 08-22-2017, 12:00 PM
 
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For driving in the city, I try to stay later or leave earlier. That can help a lot. I feel like I get stuff done.
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Old 08-24-2017, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Levittown
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For driving in the city, I try to stay later or leave earlier. That can help a lot. I feel like I get stuff done.
I begin my day very early. 95 begins to get congested as early as the 5:00 am hour. I was a few miles north of CC around 6:15 this morning and it was jammed. Granted it broke up pretty quickly and I arrived at my job in Collingdale on time, but they really need to step it up with fixing this road. I was on my way home around 1:00 and there were rubberneckers just north of the double decker bridge looking at the standstill across on the southbound side.
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Old 08-24-2017, 05:47 PM
 
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People are real and nice, actually
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Old 09-06-2017, 12:40 PM
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Like anywhere else, it depends somewhat on the section of the city you're in and, of course, the individual you're dealing with.

As a point of contrast, I was in Arizona a couple of years ago and saw how people exchanged warm greetings when walking by each other in a park. It isn't like that in Philly. People are attentive to holding doors for the person behind them and are quick to offer an "excuse me" if they get in somebody's space, but greeting every pedestrian you pass would be too much for the Philly mentality. If you're doing business in the city, the majority of times that you're on an elevator with strangers won't include conversation. But when the door opens, that stranger is a little more likely than not to gesture for you to exit first. So there's definitely some attention to courtesy, but it's not an overly inviting courtesy.

The one exception would be sports conversation. If you get on the elevator and ask, "did you see that tackle last night," it's all good.
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Old 10-17-2018, 11:17 AM
 
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I have only been there once and almost every local I interacted with was very unfriendly to me. Like trying to start arguments with me out of nowhere. I was shocked at how hostile and aggressive they were.
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Old 10-17-2018, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I have only been there once and almost every local I interacted with was very unfriendly to me. Like trying to start arguments with me out of nowhere. I was shocked at how hostile and aggressive they were.
They were probably from New Jersey.
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Old 10-17-2018, 03:54 PM
 
Location: NYC & Media PA
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NYC has nothing on Philly rudeness, behind the hurried lifestyle in NYC people are generally friendly and you can strike up conversation with anyone, not so much here at all.
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Old 10-17-2018, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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NYC has nothing on Philly rudeness, behind the hurried lifestyle in NYC people are generally friendly and you can strike up conversation with anyone, not so much here at all.
That's a good one...
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