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Old 08-07-2008, 11:53 AM
 
Location: North Central S.A.
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No eye contact with people from SA??? I'll sit and stare at you for an hour, if you'd like...(of course, i'm considered the creepy girl in the 'hood) lol
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Old 08-07-2008, 11:55 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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If I were planted in San Diego, I'd bloom, too! What a beautiful city!

But SA has been home to me for 23 years, and I've never once been asked if I thought people here were friendlier--except on City-Data! I've also made eye contact with thousands of people--although there is a cultural thing regarding eye contact with babies, I believe. It's never stopped me.
Ha! Easy for me to say, right?!

Actually, at one point in my life, I lived in a little town in the Central Valley, just south of Fresno. The biggest event of the week for people there was to gather the family, get dressed up and go to Walmart! Going from SA to that town was a culture shock, but, rather than sit and mope, I decided to do some volunteer work. I met some really nice people and had a great time!
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Old 08-07-2008, 12:32 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Ha! Easy for me to say, right?!

Actually, at one point in my life, I lived in a little town in the Central Valley, just south of Fresno. The biggest event of the week for people there was to gather the family, get dressed up and go to Walmart! Going from SA to that town was a culture shock, but, rather than sit and mope, I decided to do some volunteer work. I met some really nice people and had a great time!
My two boys are in Valencia and they like it. They can see snow on the mountain tops in the distance. They are coming home here for a week long visit on 13th. To save $ this time they're flying into Austin.
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Old 08-07-2008, 06:51 PM
 
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I am a new resident. Moved here 3 weeks ago. So far, no real big *shockers*, just some things that are different from where I have previously lived in KS and NH.
The only things that kind of surprised us was the traffic, no matter what time of day you travel & the turnarounds-access roads/frontage roads-loops systems.
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Old 08-07-2008, 08:30 PM
 
Location: North Central S.A.
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oh yeah! the turnarounds and the accessroads mess all the new folks up!! lol..."I was driving in the left lane, and all of a sudden, I'm going back to where I came from!!"

Not seeing access roads confuses ME while driving in the DC area. I'm thinking, "I'm really screwed if I miss an exit!"
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Old 08-08-2008, 07:48 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I will tell you one thing that makes me INSANE about native Texans is when they refer to anyone north of Dallas as a "Yankee". I'm from central Illinois; I'm no more of a "Yankee" than you native Texans.

Oh, and the "s" at the end of "Illinois"? Silent. And not everyone who is from Illinois is from Chicago.

I'm just sayin'...
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Old 08-08-2008, 09:39 AM
 
Location: North Central S.A.
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Yep...everyone north of Dallas IS a yankee. Including my husband from DC!
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Old 08-08-2008, 10:47 AM
 
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That's funny, I've never heard people in SA talk about 'Yankees'. Dallas maybe, but not here.
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Old 08-08-2008, 01:14 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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The access/frontage roads are what we missed for years when we lived in Tennessee and Georgia. It's true if you miss an exit it's a real pain. Here it's not such a big deal.
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Old 08-08-2008, 02:04 PM
 
Location: in my mind
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That's funny, I've never heard people in SA talk about 'Yankees'. Dallas maybe, but not here.
I'll admit it... I give my GF a world of crap for being a Yankee (She's from Iowa)..

but it's said with love!
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