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Old 08-15-2009, 12:34 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Smile Need to say something nice

I am new here to Buckeye...I hear good and bad things about this town. Yesterday I got a flat tire on one of these back roads here. Within a few min. 2 cars stopped to ask if I needed any help. I am from the east coast. That would have never happened. So My first impression of my new town is a good one. Just needed to say that
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Old 08-15-2009, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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Buckeye is good people
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Old 08-15-2009, 12:50 PM
 
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Nothing wrong with Buckeye (well, the city government is not as good as it could be, but that can be said about a lot of places). I think many people will be quite surprised at what the city becomes over the next 10 years.
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Old 08-15-2009, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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Nothing wrong with Buckeye (well, the city government is not as good as it could be, but that can be said about a lot of places). I think many people will be quite surprised at what the city becomes over the next 10 years.
True. And if it becomes what you envision in ten years, I bet nobody stops to help a stranger. It is significant that she says the acts of kindness happened on the back roads. If you got a flat going into Verrado, you would die on the side of the road before anyone would stop.
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Old 08-15-2009, 01:13 PM
 
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"If you got a flat going into Verrado, you would die on the side of the road before anyone would stop."

That may be true, but I don't think you or I have personal experience with that.

"And if it becomes what you envision in ten years, I bet nobody stops to help a stranger."

You don't know that. Small population doesn't always translate to nice/helpful people and large population doesn't always translate to mean/unhelpful people. For example, when I lived in Surprise, I saw many people help other people. I was both on the giving and receiving end of that. I think it has to do with individual attitudes and beliefs, not population size.
But perhaps you are right. Maybe people aren't generally good.
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Old 08-15-2009, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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"If you got a flat going into Verrado, you would die on the side of the road before anyone would stop."

That may be true, but I don't think you or I have personal experience with that.

"And if it becomes what you envision in ten years, I bet nobody stops to help a stranger."

You don't know that. Small population doesn't always translate to nice/helpful people and large population doesn't always translate to mean/unhelpful people. For example, when I lived in Surprise, I saw many people help other people. I was both on the giving and receiving end of that. I think it has to do with individual attitudes and beliefs, not population size.
But perhaps you are right. Maybe people aren't generally good.
The more rats in the maze the less we care about each other. Years ago we had green "badges" that hung from our mirrors in Estrella. So we knew who "we" were and had a bond of sorts even though we lived in a cookie cutter development. Those days are gone and now everyone out there is just another murderer or robber. I wouldn't stop except for the Swedish Women's Downhill Team. I think parts of Buckeye are like the old days in Estrella. My post about good people in Buckeye was serious. But, with growth, those days will be gone there soon as well.
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Old 08-15-2009, 01:30 PM
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Location: Phoenix,AZ
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I still have hope for humankind.

We can all help each other; it's not that hard.

Didya get your tire fixed?
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Old 08-15-2009, 01:46 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I still have hope for humankind.

We can all help each other; it's not that hard.

Didya get your tire fixed?
Yes I did...my car is about 5 years old. They have the original tires. Already had one tire patched about a year ago. It was recomended that I get 2 new, more heat resistant tires. Did that this morning. But I now know if I run into trouble again..someone will stop and help.
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Old 08-15-2009, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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I am new here to Buckeye...I hear good and bad things about this town. Yesterday I got a flat tire on one of these back roads here. Within a few min. 2 cars stopped to ask if I needed any help. I am from the east coast. That would have never happened. So My first impression of my new town is a good one. Just needed to say that
Positives nowadays always create great news, Milliebfit.

Glad to hear everything worked out ok for you and, hopefully, no more flats.
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Old 08-15-2009, 07:01 PM
 
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The Verrado comment is interesting - I have never met a more helpful, caring bunch of people in my life - both in Verrado AND Buckeye in general. I, too, am from the east coast.
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