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Old 10-23-2007, 08:37 AM
 
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I have to write this, as I just returned from a visit to Westchester.

Even though the people in Rye Brook, The City of Rye, and the surrounding high priced towns apparently have plenty money - They do not necessarily have any "class".

On Sunday morning we went to breakfast in the Rye Ridge Shopping Center. And, it was packed with the local people (who clearly were not church goers -The older ones sporting their trendy outdoor clothes, and their teenage daughters, sporting their too tight short-shorts, walking around with looks like they were God's gift to man...).

I've been in many different areas of the country, with people from all economic levels - And, I have to say that the mannerisms and habits of the people I saw that morning were among the lowest level I have ever seen.

Maybe they are just spoiled from growing up with money, or the ones that are newly rich simply don't have the class to handle it...But it was a pitiful site...

In the restaurant (in the mall), they had too few bathrooms to handle the number of people at the restaurant...Both the ladies and mens rooms had a line - And, you can imagine the condition of the bathrooms...Add to this, the condition that they were leaving the tables - They were absolute messes, that I have not seen anywhere else, even in truck stops...

We then went next door to the nationally known coffee shop. The ladies room there was beyond sickening...Apparently, someone changed a baby's diaper, and found nothing wrong with droping the contents all over the place (perhaps because she did not have the nanny with her, and was furious that she had to change her own kid's diaper)...But, she did not even bother to clean up after herself...It was disgusting...

And then it got funny...We went out into the parking lot, where there were more 4 wheel SUV's than in a Montana bar lot during hunting season - Except these were the high priced, trendy SUV's that clearly these people had no ability to drive...

It was almost like a comedy...When we stepped out of the coffee shop, there was one guy with his family with a very large traffic cone stuck under his SUV, and he was completely oblivous to it...Driving along with a dumb look on his face..."What's that noise?"...He did not realize that he ran over it (Thank God it was not a child)...

Standing there for about 3 seconds looking at this comedy, a woman in one of those very expensive behemoths of a SUV suddenly came barreling around a turn from one of the parking lanes, could not handle a turn into the two-lane exit (lanes) and slammed her front wheel into the curb where the shops and shoppers were walking - Everyone jumped into the air, thinking that she was coming up on the curb....And, in her spoiled brat way, she angrily slaps the steering wheel, as if it was the SUV's fault ???!!!

We had to get out of there....And, I tell you...I just looked at it all and thought to myself "Money does not give you class"...

 
Old 10-23-2007, 08:48 AM
 
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I think you should find a hobby....maybe a job too.
 
Old 10-23-2007, 11:17 AM
 
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I think you should find a hobby....maybe a job too.

Please...Don't stain your Birkenstocks over a little criticizm...

I do have a job, and it also happens to be my hobby...

Do you find anything that I say to be untrue???
 
Old 10-23-2007, 03:19 PM
 
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I don't know.....I wasn't there and I don't live in or near Westchester County. I just think anyone who decides to ramble on about a bunch of pointless crap that they find "classless" about an area and thinks that anyone else actually cares.....should probably find something else to do.
 
Old 10-24-2007, 10:53 AM
 
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I don't know.....I wasn't there and I don't live in or near Westchester County. I just think anyone who decides to ramble on about a bunch of pointless crap that they find "classless" about an area and thinks that anyone else actually cares.....should probably find something else to do.
Well, I differ with you...

I posted it here to the Westchester site, as anyone that is thinking of moving there will have another opinion...Perhaps an opinion that would allow them to look at a potential living environment from another perspective...

By the way, I lived there for many years...And, many people (living there) know what I am talking about here...

Hey!...It's a nice area to live in...But, many of the people living there leave a lot to be disired...
 
Old 10-24-2007, 11:33 AM
 
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The problem with places like Rye is that they are full of city people. In my experience they are not as dreadful, obnoxious, arrogant, tasteless, or self-satisfied as New Yorkers, but they are close. One of the best things about living in the northern part of the county is the people. After eons in Brooklyn, the people are a incredible breathe of fresh air.
 
Old 10-25-2007, 06:41 AM
 
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I have to write this, as I just returned from a visit to Westchester.

Even though the people in Rye Brook, The City of Rye, and the surrounding high priced towns apparently have plenty money - They do not necessarily have any "class".

On Sunday morning we went to breakfast in the Rye Ridge Shopping Center. And, it was packed with the local people (who clearly were not church goers -The older ones sporting their trendy outdoor clothes, and their teenage daughters, sporting their too tight short-shorts, walking around with looks like they were God's gift to man...).

I've been in many different areas of the country, with people from all economic levels - And, I have to say that the mannerisms and habits of the people I saw that morning were among the lowest level I have ever seen.

Maybe they are just spoiled from growing up with money, or the ones that are newly rich simply don't have the class to handle it...But it was a pitiful site...

In the restaurant (in the mall), they had too few bathrooms to handle the number of people at the restaurant...Both the ladies and mens rooms had a line - And, you can imagine the condition of the bathrooms...Add to this, the condition that they were leaving the tables - They were absolute messes, that I have not seen anywhere else, even in truck stops...

We then went next door to the nationally known coffee shop. The ladies room there was beyond sickening...Apparently, someone changed a baby's diaper, and found nothing wrong with droping the contents all over the place (perhaps because she did not have the nanny with her, and was furious that she had to change her own kid's diaper)...But, she did not even bother to clean up after herself...It was disgusting...

And then it got funny...We went out into the parking lot, where there were more 4 wheel SUV's than in a Montana bar lot during hunting season - Except these were the high priced, trendy SUV's that clearly these people had no ability to drive...

It was almost like a comedy...When we stepped out of the coffee shop, there was one guy with his family with a very large traffic cone stuck under his SUV, and he was completely oblivous to it...Driving along with a dumb look on his face..."What's that noise?"...He did not realize that he ran over it (Thank God it was not a child)...

Standing there for about 3 seconds looking at this comedy, a woman in one of those very expensive behemoths of a SUV suddenly came barreling around a turn from one of the parking lanes, could not handle a turn into the two-lane exit (lanes) and slammed her front wheel into the curb where the shops and shoppers were walking - Everyone jumped into the air, thinking that she was coming up on the curb....And, in her spoiled brat way, she angrily slaps the steering wheel, as if it was the SUV's fault ???!!!

We had to get out of there....And, I tell you...I just looked at it all and thought to myself "Money does not give you class"...
And you're CERTAIN these people are from the immediate area because....??? You jump to assumptions too quickly. There's no passport required to enter this shopping area, and I'm certain that people from other communities are allowed in.
 
Old 10-25-2007, 06:54 PM
 
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And you're CERTAIN these people are from the immediate area because....??? You jump to assumptions too quickly. There's no passport required to enter this shopping area, and I'm certain that people from other communities are allowed in.
Exactly- Rye Ridge Shopping Ctr is in Rye Brook- across from Port Chester Middle School-it is actually Port Chester. There are people from all over the place stopping in to that shopping center! The restaurant you described is a chain fast food type restaurant- what kind of conditions did u expect? It is not like a 5 star place. There will be rude people wherever you go! Maybe you were looking a little too hard?
 
Old 10-26-2007, 07:21 AM
 
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Exactly- Rye Ridge Shopping Ctr is in Rye Brook- across from Port Chester Middle School-it is actually Port Chester. There are people from all over the place stopping in to that shopping center! The restaurant you described is a chain fast food type restaurant- what kind of conditions did u expect? It is not like a 5 star place. There will be rude people wherever you go! Maybe you were looking a little too hard?
It is not a fast food restaurant...Not when you're paying about $10 for a Patrami sandwich in the restaurant, and about $2 for a cup of coffee in the trendy coffee shop...(Get the picture....?).

And, I certainly lived there long enough to know who lives in Port Chester and who lives in the other towns...Come on???...The Port Chester people go to the old Caldors mall on US1 and Pathmark...They certainly do not shop in D'Agostinos!!!

Besides...The Port Chester people are to a good part "blue collar" workers...That are normally repairing or cleaning up the properties in the other (ritzier) surrounding areas...They know not to leave a mess behind them...

With the surrounding areas, and knowing who uses the Rye Ridge Shopping Center, what do you honestly think the mix of people there are on any particular day?....Who's kidding who?

What I say is valid....Like I said...Don't stain your Birkenstocks over it...
 
Old 10-30-2007, 03:14 PM
 
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Exactly- Rye Ridge Shopping Ctr is in Rye Brook- across from Port Chester Middle School-it is actually Port Chester. There are people from all over the place stopping in to that shopping center! The restaurant you described is a chain fast food type restaurant- what kind of conditions did u expect? It is not like a 5 star place. There will be rude people wherever you go! Maybe you were looking a little too hard?

Rye Brook is Rye Brook - there is a difference. If you don't think so, take you kid out of Blink Brook and put them in PortChester High. Come on now.
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