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Old 08-17-2011, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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Well, I'll agree with that. The Acadiana region is very proud of its culture and history and happy to share that with anyone who comes by. Even the smaller towns are livened up with cajun/zydeco music and many excellent local restaurants. You wont find many areas with people more happy to be alive than here.
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Old 11-13-2011, 03:16 PM
 
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River Ranch is the snootiest part of Lafayette by far. Go to Rhythms on the River on Saturday night and see all the cliche tricked out golf carts drive by and stand in the "peasant" portolet bathroom line and tell me what you think!!
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Old 11-14-2011, 12:18 PM
 
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I lived in Lafayette for a year (I came to town on a fellowship to study.) I'm from overseas. I'm also not Christian. A sampling of my experiences.

I flew in to Baton Rouge where someone was supposed to meet me. There was no one there.
Came in to Lafayette and was told that there was no housing available.
Was told to rent a room at LaQuinta for sixty bucks a night.
When I complained, a professor emailed me and wrote "I don't know where you are from son."
I was asked, nearly every day, where I was from and when I was leaving.
I was asked, nearly every day, whether I go to church.
When I said no, I was nearly always taken to task for it.
Many told me that I was the first Jewish person they ever met.
I was dating a Jamaican girl in NYC. I told her not to even think about coming to L.
The nightlife is strictly segregated. Four white clubs, two black ones.
Blacks live on the north side around and north of the airport.
Whites on the south side.
Never the twain shall meet.
The so-called hospitality is totally artificial. When a department secretary asked about my family and I mentioned that some lived in Tel Aviv, she looked at me like I just sodomized her puppy and said "oh... that's nice."
The voting registration form asks for your religious affiliation.

I can continue.

(I never been to River Ranch on the grounds that I have a fetish for not getting strung up on the nearest lamp post.)
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Old 11-14-2011, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I lived in Lafayette for a year (I came to town on a fellowship to study.) I'm from overseas. I'm also not Christian. A sampling of my experiences.

I flew in to Baton Rouge where someone was supposed to meet me. There was no one there.
Came in to Lafayette and was told that there was no housing available.
Was told to rent a room at LaQuinta for sixty bucks a night.
When I complained, a professor emailed me and wrote "I don't know where you are from son."
I was asked, nearly every day, where I was from and when I was leaving.
I was asked, nearly every day, whether I go to church.
When I said no, I was nearly always taken to task for it.
Many told me that I was the first Jewish person they ever met.
I was dating a Jamaican girl in NYC. I told her not to even think about coming to L.
The nightlife is strictly segregated. Four white clubs, two black ones.
Blacks live on the north side around and north of the airport.
Whites on the south side.
Never the twain shall meet.
The so-called hospitality is totally artificial. When a department secretary asked about my family and I mentioned that some lived in Tel Aviv, she looked at me like I just sodomized her puppy and said "oh... that's nice."
The voting registration form asks for your religious affiliation.

I can continue.

(I never been to River Ranch on the grounds that I have a fetish for not getting strung up on the nearest lamp post.)
The first three, you can't blame anyone but yourself.
People always want to know where someone is from if its not America. They asked like they wanted you to leave? I can't see that..
Taken to task for it?
Nightlife isn't segregated, did you go downtown? There was a good mix of blacks and whites when I was there.
Blacks live on the southside and there are whites on the northside. I've personally seen plenty of blacks on the southside.

She probably had no idea where it was, is that your only example of non-hospitality?
The voter registration asks for religious affiliation because they want information on voting trends. This happens all over the country and in other countries as well.

No one will hang you for being Jewish. That is absurd.
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Youngsville, LA
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The first three, you can't blame anyone but yourself.
People always want to know where someone is from if its not America. They asked like they wanted you to leave? I can't see that..
Taken to task for it?
Nightlife isn't segregated, did you go downtown? There was a good mix of blacks and whites when I was there.
Blacks live on the southside and there are whites on the northside. I've personally seen plenty of blacks on the southside.

She probably had no idea where it was, is that your only example of non-hospitality?
The voter registration asks for religious affiliation because they want information on voting trends. This happens all over the country and in other countries as well.

No one will hang you for being Jewish. That is absurd.
Annie, I think you are taking agent99 too literally. It reads more like the opening chapter for another failed sequel attempt to Dante's Inferno. It may just be a class writing assignment...

Lets give an A for effort and D for creativity.
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Annie, I think you are taking agent99 too literally. It reads more like the opening chapter for another failed sequel attempt to Dante's Inferno. It may just be a class writing assignment...

Lets give an A for effort and D for creativity.
If he was in middle school, sure. D for both and call his mother.
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Old 11-14-2011, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Youngsville, LA
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If he was in middle school, sure. D for both and call his mother.
That works for me.
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Old 11-15-2011, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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I lived in Lafayette for a year (I came to town on a fellowship to study.) I'm from overseas. I'm also not Christian. A sampling of my experiences.

I flew in to Baton Rouge where someone was supposed to meet me. There was no one there.
Came in to Lafayette and was told that there was no housing available.
Was told to rent a room at LaQuinta for sixty bucks a night.
When I complained, a professor emailed me and wrote "I don't know where you are from son."
I was asked, nearly every day, where I was from and when I was leaving.
I was asked, nearly every day, whether I go to church.
When I said no, I was nearly always taken to task for it.
Many told me that I was the first Jewish person they ever met.
I was dating a Jamaican girl in NYC. I told her not to even think about coming to L.
The nightlife is strictly segregated. Four white clubs, two black ones.
Blacks live on the north side around and north of the airport.
Whites on the south side.
Never the twain shall meet.
The so-called hospitality is totally artificial. When a department secretary asked about my family and I mentioned that some lived in Tel Aviv, she looked at me like I just sodomized her puppy and said "oh... that's nice."
The voting registration form asks for your religious affiliation.

I can continue.

(I never been to River Ranch on the grounds that I have a fetish for not getting strung up on the nearest lamp post.)
Nice try, but you failed miserably at trolling.
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Old 12-05-2011, 08:07 PM
 
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I lived in Lafayette for a year (I came to town on a fellowship to study.) I'm from overseas. I'm also not Christian. A sampling of my experiences.

I flew in to Baton Rouge where someone was supposed to meet me. There was no one there.
Came in to Lafayette and was told that there was no housing available.
Was told to rent a room at LaQuinta for sixty bucks a night.
When I complained, a professor emailed me and wrote "I don't know where you are from son."
I was asked, nearly every day, where I was from and when I was leaving.
I was asked, nearly every day, whether I go to church.
When I said no, I was nearly always taken to task for it.
Many told me that I was the first Jewish person they ever met.
I was dating a Jamaican girl in NYC. I told her not to even think about coming to L.
The nightlife is strictly segregated. Four white clubs, two black ones.
Blacks live on the north side around and north of the airport.
Whites on the south side.
Never the twain shall meet.
The so-called hospitality is totally artificial. When a department secretary asked about my family and I mentioned that some lived in Tel Aviv, she looked at me like I just sodomized her puppy and said "oh... that's nice."
The voting registration form asks for your religious affiliation.

I can continue.

(I never been to River Ranch on the grounds that I have a fetish for not getting strung up on the nearest lamp post.)

Are you referring to Lafayette, Indiana perhaps?
I have never encountered anything like your essay describes, and I am an outsider here also (from Texas).
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Old 01-22-2012, 04:13 PM
 
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Skippydoo I think you are a very honest person, no one wants to talk about racism. Sometimes the truth is hard to digest but it is the truth.
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