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Old 11-04-2010, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Originally Posted by sweetpickle View Post
Too funny - that you speak for all of humanity and the idea that Northern Kentucky is close to nearly every amenity?!

I defended the area as not being the armpit of America because I've personally been to worse areas but it certainly is NOT a cultural or recreational mecca!
Yes sweetpickle, maybe you should look up the meaning of "amenity" if you don't understand. Cincinnati is a large city, therefore it has about any "amenity" a person could want. And look at a map, Northern Kentucky is just across the river from Cincinnati.
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Hillsboro, OR
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Thank you for apologizing. I appreciate the condolences but would still request a refund of my time spent there. We did go to the Levee to have lunch and watch the game. It was fine if your idea of fashion is Deb and Hot Topic, and cuisine a bowl full of hot wings and sliders. It was whatever, but I will say it had attractive views of Cincinnati. The newly constructed "Queen City Square" building added a nice contrast to the existing skyline. But all of that is besides the point. I guess what I was more posting on were the people. They were genuinely strange- aggressive even, for no reason whatsoever. I have traveled to all of the places you noted, as well as many other parts of the country and have never encountered such an across the board degree of racism, prejudice, and lack of understanding. That was my experience- and I did keep an open mind. It was just repeatedly closed by the behavior of those I encountered.
It's people like you that give California such a bad rap...then Californians have to ask why people everywhere else don't like them.

Who the hell cares about fashion... especially while watching a game? Seriously? Is the fact that someone is wearing a t-shirt and blue jeans as opposed to a designer button-down shirt with the newest gucci shoes really going to kill someone? Please reset your priorities.

Oh, and do you really expect a bowl of vegetarian vietnamese pho at a game? Really!?

I've been all across the country too (40/51 states+DC)... lived in different parts (FL, PA, AZ, NE, and now IN)... and your characterization of KY... especially that area of KY... is just downright wrong. Have you ever been to Arizona? Utah? Alabama? South Carolina? Try going to those places and letting me know how your opinion shakes out.
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Old 11-07-2010, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Bardstown, KY
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Who the hell cares about fashion... especially while watching a game? Seriously? Is the fact that someone is wearing a t-shirt and blue jeans as opposed to a designer button-down shirt with the newest gucci shoes really going to kill someone? Please reset your priorities.
Couldn't have said it any better.
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Old 11-08-2010, 04:53 PM
 
Location: IN
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Hmm.. I work with a lot of people who live in northern Kentucky.

Some are easy to get along with while others have unbelievably passive-aggressive personalities with a lot of squelched anger and resentment below the surface. It is really kind of strange considering the area as a whole is pretty laid back. I'm not really sure if it has to do with the terrible economy creating undue levels of stress or if it is the fact that I am an outsider to the area? This area is not a huge cultural shock since I have lived in Missouri and Kansas previously as well.
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Old 11-08-2010, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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Hmm.. I work with a lot of people who live in northern Kentucky.

Some are easy to get along with while others have unbelievably passive-aggressive personalities with a lot of squelched anger and resentment below the surface. It is really kind of strange considering the area as a whole is pretty laid back. I'm not really sure if it has to do with the terrible economy creating undue levels of stress or if it is the fact that I am an outsider to the area? This area is not a huge cultural shock since I have lived in Missouri and Kansas previously as well.
Well said!
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Old 11-10-2010, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Northern Kentucky
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Well, Bubba, first of all it's EclecticEars.

Second, ihatenky was visiting the region for three days. I still live here.

Thirdly, ihatenky moved away years ago and hasn't visited until recently, according to him/her. I'm still stuck here.

Oh, by the way, I see that ihatenky now lives in Northern California. Away from the cities, California is a friendly state. And even at that I've met many friendly people from Los Angeles (although not so much on the West Hollywood/West LA side of things, and not many from the Bay Area, either.) Small CA towns like, for example, Jamestown, Calistoga, San Luis Obispo, and Avila Beach were/are home to some friendly folks!

I just moved from the Silicon Valley ~ Northern Cali ~ and if you like a terrible language barrier, feeling like you live in Asia, Mexico, or India, Northern California is perfect for you. I was there 7 years and at least here in KY you can understand the cashiers, waiters/waitresses, and any other customer service type people. In Northern California, out of 100 doctors, only 4 or 5 speak English WELL.

You have to bloom where you're planted! I did it for 30 years in Omaha, NE, 7 in Cali, and now I am bloomin' in the tri-state area ~ Northern KY.
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Old 11-11-2010, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Northern Cali
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It's people like you that give California such a bad rap...then Californians have to ask why people everywhere else don't like them.

Who the hell cares about fashion... especially while watching a game? Seriously? Is the fact that someone is wearing a t-shirt and blue jeans as opposed to a designer button-down shirt with the newest gucci shoes really going to kill someone? Please reset your priorities.

Oh, and do you really expect a bowl of vegetarian vietnamese pho at a game? Really!?
You sound ignorant. Vegetarian Vietnamese Pho? Did you laugh when you wrote that or were you congratulating yourself on being familiar with a term other that "cheeseburger". And Fashion- don't kid yourself- I wouldn't have used that term to describe anything that I saw there. Let's just leave it at that.

Listen, I had an experience. I went to NKY and it was awful. The people were rude and seemed to lack any degree of tact. I understand that you appreciate your perspective but I'm afraid to say you have only furthered my point. Northern Kentucky is a bad place. You acting as it's delegation only validates my perspective that it is not a place I ever wish to visit again.

One last thing--Arizona is awesome. I traveled all over that state for work and NEVER encountered anything like I did in NKY. FYI.
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Old 11-11-2010, 07:50 PM
 
Location: NOVA
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Listen, I had an experience. The people were rude and seemed to lack any degree of tact. I understand that you appreciate your perspective but I'm afraid to say you have only furthered my point. You acting as it's delegation only validates my perspective that it is not a place I ever wish to visit again.
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Are you writing your master's thesis based on replies you send out on City-Data? Who speaks like this - "I'm afraid to say you have.....?" and "it's delegation only validates my perspective...?"
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Old 11-11-2010, 08:00 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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I recently came back from a grueling three day trip to Northern Kentucky; IE; Hebron, Florence, Newport and Covington area. What an absolute wasteland. I've never been in a place more devoid of diversity, culture, and general courtesy in my entire life. It was as if everyone was operating in a constant state of offense. And I mean everyone. For what, I still can't figure out. The term "White Trash" seems to fail in its ability to convey the gravity of ignorance held by the general populace there. It has to be some type of a vortex for all things sadistic and ugly.
I find this statement amusing coming from someone from California. Last time I was there I ran into some folks that make Kentuckians look positively suave and debonair in comparison.

There are upper class and lower class in every corner of this fine country that we live in. You just have to know where - and where NOT - to look for them.

I don't like Louisville though, so I'm with you on that one.

20yrsinBranson
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Old 11-12-2010, 09:14 PM
 
Location: IN
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I find this statement amusing coming from someone from California. Last time I was there I ran into some folks that make Kentuckians look positively suave and debonair in comparison.

There are upper class and lower class in every corner of this fine country that we live in. You just have to know where - and where NOT - to look for them.

I don't like Louisville though, so I'm with you on that one.

20yrsinBranson
You must have missed the Highlands in Louisville. It is one of the best urban neighborhoods.
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