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Old 04-07-2010, 10:34 PM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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Been to NYC several times over the years. The level of "rude" is just unacceptable to someone such as myself, who was raised to hold doors for ladies and the elderly, say "ma'm" and "sir", etc. Had some guy going off on a lady in front of me, and I finally stepped in and asked the man to either move on, or do me the great favor of speaking to me in that fashion. 6', ex-footballer an' swimmer - I guess he just took mercy on me, 'cuz he mumbled something and moved on.
For me, I'll take it quiet and laid back...and with the ability to legally defend myself!
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Old 04-08-2010, 12:46 PM
 
Location: That's pretty obvious
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Been to NYC several times over the years. The level of "rude" is just unacceptable to someone such as myself, who was raised to hold doors for ladies and the elderly, say "ma'm" and "sir", etc. Had some guy going off on a lady in front of me, and I finally stepped in and asked the man to either move on, or do me the great favor of speaking to me in that fashion. 6', ex-footballer an' swimmer - I guess he just took mercy on me, 'cuz he mumbled something and moved on.
For me, I'll take it quiet and laid back...and with the ability to legally defend myself!

and where exactly are all the well-mannered people holding doors for the ladies here?? That's not a common sight in Texas either I'm afraid.
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Old 04-08-2010, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Smalltown, USA
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and where exactly are all the well-mannered people holding doors for the ladies here?? That's not a common sight in Texas either I'm afraid.
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Maybe not so much in SA but I see it in the smaller towns.
But sadly it is fading away just like the friendly waves from passing cars on the back roads.
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Old 04-08-2010, 05:15 PM
 
Location: South Side
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Pfffffffffftttt......I get the door held open for me at least a dozen times a day
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Old 04-08-2010, 05:20 PM
 
Location: That's pretty obvious
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Pfffffffffftttt......I get the door held open for me at least a dozen times a day

perhaps you're showing a lot of cleavage ?
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Old 04-08-2010, 05:21 PM
 
Location: South Side
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perhaps you're showing a lot of cleavage ?
pffffffffffffftttt.....duh

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Old 04-08-2010, 05:32 PM
RGJ
 
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I always hold the door open for a lady, man or couple. Doesn't matter who it is,. It is a matter of being courteous. As far as the country roads, I generally just hold up my index finger. And I always say yes sir/no sir or yes mam/no mam even if the person I'm talking to is from a younger generation.

And I always leave the last nacho on the plate for someone else
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Old 04-08-2010, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Love:
- Spanish style buildings in Skyline
- River Walk
- Downtown liveliness
- Spurs

Hate:
- Skyline needs to be higher and bigger
- Roads need to be more organized
- Weather
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Old 04-08-2010, 05:57 PM
 
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Love the Spanish skyline?
But needs to be higher?
Forget it! SA does not want it. We like our "Small Town" feel.

Organized streets?
SA does not want it. The natives know how to navigate SA.
It keeps the transplants confused and confined to the Stone Oak area.
Hense, all the major congestion out there now.

Weather?
We are supposed to control that too!!??
Geezzz!!! Go back north where the freezing, snowing and clogged streets suit what your looking for.

SA's expansion is another "bubble". Just give it time.
The "Natives" will survive. We have been there already.
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Old 04-08-2010, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Love the Spanish skyline?
But needs to be higher?
Forget it! SA does not want it. We like our "Small Town" feel.

Organized streets?
SA does not want it. The natives know how to navigate SA.
It keeps the transplants confused and confined to the Stone Oak area.
Hense, all the major congestion out there now.

Weather?
We are supposed to control that too!!??
Geezzz!!! Go back north where the freezing, snowing and clogged streets suit what your looking for.

SA's expansion is another "bubble". Just give it time.
The "Natives" will survive. We have been there already.
Yeah a lot of the buildings have a Spanish style to it, or an older style to it, it's not like Houston where it's glass shiny.

Ahhhh I don't understand why my personal opinion is being criticized? I just said what I liked/disliked about San Antonio. I go there every weekend, so I just took what I saw and complimented/complained about it.
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