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Old 02-10-2009, 01:52 AM
 
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You can tell I am old because I have to ask what does Tl;DR mean?

lol, sorry. TL;DR translates to Too Long Didnt Read

 
Old 02-10-2009, 12:08 PM
 
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I wasn't aware that Seattle people were introverts until I moved out of there.
 
Old 02-10-2009, 12:30 PM
 
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Maybe I didn't like it here - because I'm VERY outgoing - and get highly irrated at introverted behaviour
I've been solicited by so many Amway sellers while out & about, that a stranger who says more than hi to me gets my back up. Perhaps in the Deep South and other extroverted places, more people want to become someone's downline.
 
Old 02-10-2009, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX!!!!
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I've been solicited by so many Amway sellers while out & about, that a stranger who says more than hi to me gets my back up. Perhaps in the Deep South and other extroverted places, more people want to become someone's downline.
hahaha. A couple of decades ago, when I was a Denny's waitress, a guy about my age asked me out (early 20s) When I met up with him at the Latona for a beer, instead of having a good time, he ordered a coke and then started pitching Amway to me. I swear to god that was the last time I went out with a customer.
 
Old 02-10-2009, 04:22 PM
 
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I wasn't aware that Seattle people were introverts until I moved out of there.
Seattle is very unique in that aspect. You won't find many places like it in the US.

When I first moved here I actually appreciated it because people didn't bother me needlessly about thigns. As time grew on, I missed the more traditional social aspect of just "talking about nothing" that exists in most of America.

It's really not a big deal though for me. The weather from Jan-May kills me inside.
 
Old 02-10-2009, 05:33 PM
 
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Seattle is very unique in that aspect. You won't find many places like it in the US.

When I first moved here I actually appreciated it because people didn't bother me needlessly about thigns. As time grew on, I missed the more traditional social aspect of just "talking about nothing" that exists in most of America.

It's really not a big deal though for me. The weather from Jan-May kills me inside.
Talking about nothing can scare me sometimes, if someone else initiates it and I have never seen this person before. If I initiate it, which is a rare thing, then that's another story. I spent some time in Barnes and Noble(in Georgia though). There weren't alot of people there. The people who new one another talked to each other. There were a few people who were strangers and talked. Other than that, the introvert factor did prevail. The fact is, Seattle is a coffee with books, musician, techie, and artist type of city. It will attract introverts. The weather can be a factor. With me, cold, rainy weather never gets me down. If I am in a rush and don't feel like being bothered, then an introverted place can be good for me. If I am alone and sad and nothing is going on with me, sometimes an introverted environment can exaggerate the sadness.
 
Old 02-11-2009, 08:36 PM
 
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Talking about nothing can scare me sometimes, if someone else initiates it and I have never seen this person before. If I initiate it, which is a rare thing, then that's another story. I spent some time in Barnes and Noble(in Georgia though). There weren't alot of people there. The people who new one another talked to each other. There were a few people who were strangers and talked. Other than that, the introvert factor did prevail. The fact is, Seattle is a coffee with books, musician, techie, and artist type of city. It will attract introverts. The weather can be a factor. With me, cold, rainy weather never gets me down. If I am in a rush and don't feel like being bothered, then an introverted place can be good for me. If I am alone and sad and nothing is going on with me, sometimes an introverted environment can exaggerate the sadness.
In other parts of the country, weather in general does not prevent people from interacting and socializing with each other. In snow storms, people gather at a neighborhood pub, after a blizzard, they have coffee and danish and have snow shoveling parties, in tornado weather, people hunkerdown together to ride it out and they do actually converse with each other. In Seattle, I don't see a little rain, wind or overyly gray skys as an excuse not to engage in basic and real social interactions with others.
 
Old 02-11-2009, 08:40 PM
 
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In other parts of the country, weather in general does not prevent people from interacting and socializing with each other. In snow storms, people gather at a neighborhood pub, after a blizzard, they have coffee and danish and have snow shoveling parties, in tornado weather, people hunkerdown together to ride it out and they do actually converse with each other. In Seattle, I don't see a little rain, wind or overyly gray skys as an excuse not to engage in basic and real social interactions with others.
If daily interaction is any indication, the locals won't fair well during the Big One. The East Coasters and Californians will be okay because they will rely on each other for comfort, companionship and actually help each other.
 
Old 02-11-2009, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Seattle-area, where the sun don't shine
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In other parts of the country, weather in general does not prevent people from interacting and socializing with each other. In snow storms, people gather at a neighborhood pub, after a blizzard, they have coffee and danish and have snow shoveling parties, in tornado weather, people hunkerdown together to ride it out and they do actually converse with each other. In Seattle, I don't see a little rain, wind or overyly gray skys as an excuse not to engage in basic and real social interactions with others.
You're comparing apples and oranges here. Blizzards and tornadoes are weather; Seattle's gray skies are climate. Gray and rain aren't events; they're always around. The places that do get those kinds of weather have less depressing climates.

(and anyway... try getting anywhere in Seattle after it's snowed. Fun.)
 
Old 02-12-2009, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Earth Wanderer, longing for the stars.
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hahaha. A couple of decades ago, when I was a Denny's waitress, a guy about my age asked me out (early 20s) When I met up with him at the Latona for a beer, instead of having a good time, he ordered a coke and then started pitching Amway to me. I swear to god that was the last time I went out with a customer.
OMG! Awful. I hope he did not drive you there and you thinking you had to purchase something to get a ride back home?

What a nastly s.o.b.

How I detest people who are users.
The Capitalist pig! lol!
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