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Old 02-17-2012, 01:43 PM
Location: San Antonio
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I've been at the VA hospital in NW SA for the last two days and I just wanted to say that the people there, staff and otherwise, have all been so wonderful to just be around. I've met so many wonderful people, had interesting conversations (spoke with a 75yr old Mexican man for FOUR hours straight, he was so lovely!) and just generally felt very welcomed and not alone in a time of need.

If this was England it would've been so different. I would've been ignored, I would've ignored others. Here there was just a real sense of.. community and just general friendliness.

So, thank you :]
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:11 PM
Location: San Antonio
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Wowee..I wish more places here were like that. I've only been there once and there was nice ppl there that night. I have been to places where rudeness is more common with everyone. Staff included. I'm sure if you are here long enough you will get a fair share of cheekiness from someone somewhere.
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:21 PM
Location: Schertz
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Was that Mexican man roughly 5'10" with a gray beard, in all black with a USMC hat, talking you're ear off about the beautiful Corps and the history of San Antonio? If so, that's my father and I apologize.

That's good. I'm glad you had that expierence. I wish more places were like that too. I'm like my father in the way that I like to talk to people but last time I was in a public place, everyone had very sour faces. I mean, I know it's a Drs office and people feel bad but you dont have to roll your eyes when I say "Good Morning." and smile.

Wait...maybe I'm the rude one?

In all honesty, good for you. Hope you feel better.
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:26 PM
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britishbird...thank You for sharing this with us . We see plenty of negative comments about everything and anything... so it's refreshing to hear about the nicer things in SA.
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:54 PM
Location: San Antonio
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What a nice post! Thank you so mcuh for sharing. Like SanAntonioanByChoice said we get enough negative remakes, it's nice to hear something like this.

Welcome to San Antonio.
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Old 02-17-2012, 04:10 PM
Location: San Antonio
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We all mumble and grumble and gripe when things DON'T go our way...nice to hear someone compliment or pat someone deserving on the back.

Maybe you can start a tradition on CDF....EVERYONE should have to post ONE positive thing before they start in on the bellyaching and BI#*%&^G daily!
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Old 02-17-2012, 05:16 PM
Location: San Antonio
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Britishbird, aren't you a sweetheart! Thank you so much for sharing this experience!
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Old 02-17-2012, 05:29 PM
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Cheers for that britishbird. I must say, as a long time guest of your country, I experienced some very wonderful people as well. I lived in sleepy Dorset, and the locals were extremely friendly. Granted, a lot of it was fascination with the bloke with a large SUV with Texas tags on until I made it through the MOT process and got my local plates and tax disk. They were fast fan of Texas barbecue, brisket, and deep fried turkey by the time I departed. Drunk chicken was by far the most requested.
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:13 PM
Location: San Antonio
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Your story brightened my day. Thanks for sharing! And I totally second the comment about posting about positive things on here too.

Have a good night everyone
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Old 02-18-2012, 07:55 AM
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First of all I hope you get well soon and I hope everything goes well with you there.

Thank you for sharing your positive experience with us.
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