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Old 12-30-2009, 07:52 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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That's horrible. Once again, the animals get a bad name and it's the humans' fault. Ugh, I'm glad you were able to dissuade their bad behavior before someone hurt the poor cat.
Another neighbor actually was planning on shooting the cat the second he saw it so my scare tactic did save the kitty...wasn't the cat's fault, irresponsible owner...
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:54 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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What a terrible experience for your son to have had! (not to say it wasn't bad enough for you) There are jerks in every state! I am a true Vermonter and I know many people that are very ignorant like that. I know overall that VT has a friendly reputation, but you will find people like that EVERYWHERE! They will target the issue they think/know will bother an individual and use that as verbal ammunition, like the man you encountered. Sorry you had to deal with it.
Yep, every state has that. I'm as cranky a native VT'er as they come about some of the newcomers but I wouldn't be nasty to someone like that...there's crummy people in every state....
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Old 12-30-2009, 09:52 PM
 
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He was just a cranky old coot - probably mouths off to the grocery clerk, bank teller, coffee shop waitress,etc. My parents are 70-somethings, and they just feel entitled to say what they want, to whoever they want. Having said that, I'll probably be the same way someday!
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Old 12-30-2009, 10:43 PM
 
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Should have told him you were moving so he'd have to pay his own damn taxes
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Old 12-31-2009, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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Several times a week our other neighbor's mop dog (no clue what sort)
A Sham Bow Wow!
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Old 01-01-2010, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Brandon VT
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A Sham Bow Wow!

That comment made me laugh!

I'm very sorry that your family experienced this. I suppose there are some rather nasty people in all areas. I thought I'd take this opportunity to remind people never to touch or pet one of these unleashed dogs (or any leashed ones) without asking permission first and observing the dog's personality. When I was in Burlington a good 5 years ago I saw a man go to pet another man's yellow lab. The dog attacked the first man viciously, with the owner right nearby, and actually bit and latched onto his fist. The owner of the dog simply responded "Yeah, you should have asked first." After seeing that fiasco, I'm never going to pet an unfamiliar dog again!
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Old 01-02-2010, 12:56 PM
 
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Well its true, New Yorkers and Connecticutans for the most part are rude and unfriendly. This has nothing to do with the dog in the park thread, but I just want to put it out there. Lets not be politically correct about it, is what Im saying. I live in Connecticut, and have been here my hole life and the people are very rude compared to Vermonters and most places in this Country. Yes, there are nice people everywhere, Im just saying.
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Old 01-11-2010, 10:41 PM
 
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Sounds like you ran into a native. Natives don't like folks from elsewhere. If you were born in another state then moved to Vermont the very next day and lived all your life in Vermont, you would always be a foreigner.
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Old 01-12-2010, 06:01 AM
 
Location: Rutland, VT
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Sounds like you ran into a native. Natives don't like folks from elsewhere. If you were born in another state then moved to Vermont the very next day and lived all your life in Vermont, you would always be a foreigner.
What a gross generalization and not my experience at all. Some people may feel and act this way. It's not pervasive. Not even close. To say, "Natives don't like folks from elsewhere," is simply perpetuating a stereotype that does not reflect the experience of many who live here.

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Old 01-12-2010, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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Yet more gross generalizations. I'm a native Vermonter and most of my very good friends are "flatlanders".
I think people who are bitter about "flatlanders" are just bitter/unhappy in general.
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