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Old 03-02-2015, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Oregon
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I find Portland very social. I do not actually live in Portland, but nearby. I have always found people friendly and social. I try to stray away from the libral types. But I have meet some awesome people in Portland. I like to get out, check out local bands.
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Old 03-02-2015, 03:47 PM
 
Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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Most boring people I've ever met in my life... all they ever talk about is either new age religion or some extremist liberal talking point. VERY conformist culture. They will literally give you the look of death if you say "the wrong thing". After long enough here you have two options: become antisocial, hostile and miserable like these folks, or leave to a higher normal person per capita city. I'm from Texas, were much friendlier down there. Escaping pdx as we speak. I sympathize with your mistake of moving here.
Probably calling them "satanists," as you said in the other thread, didn't endear you to them.
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Old 03-03-2015, 01:41 PM
 
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The OP has no idea where conversations are appropriate. People go hiking to get away from people, not to hold a party. If you are not calling for help, shut up. Nobody talks to strangers in an elevator. If you want small talk, join a club.
So it's not appropriate to talk to my co-workers (NOT strangers) even though they chat to each other? BTW the elevator is our equivalent of the "water cooler", being we use it so much to get around...
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Old 03-03-2015, 01:44 PM
 
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I think about the only time I get really irritated with small talk is while going home after work. I ride mass transit most of the time, and after 8 hours of talking all day with countless people, I am burnt out and done. But, while I prefer to remain alert in trains and busses (I do not use the oblivion of smart phones), I do try to avoid eye contact to discourage small talk.
I could agree with that. This is why I don't chit chat with people on transit. I'm usually tired and grumpy at the end of the day myself.
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Old 03-03-2015, 05:45 PM
 
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I've found people are the most social in bars!
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Old 03-03-2015, 08:33 PM
 
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I've been known to call a spade a spade. They're the ones always talking about how great Lucifer is.
Oh, those guys are just hipsters into Slayer and black metal trying to be ironic...
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