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Old 08-08-2010, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Southwest Louisiana
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I hear the prices are outrageous, so yes these ppl are most likely in debt up to their ears, but hey, good image right? They appear to look rich. The same could be said for the yuppies(likely in debt up to their ears, but will spend 100 bucs on a bottle of lotion). But the apartments look pretty nice.
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Old 08-09-2010, 05:36 PM
 
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yuppies. period. the end.
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Old 08-13-2010, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Southwest Louisiana
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My sister's high school friend and her husband went bankrupt trying to live the River Ranch lifestyle for the sake of appearances. They were doing this for status. While they were doing this their former friends stopped talking to them because of the condescension.
mmm mmm mmm.... that's not funny, but it is. It's sad, but you still have to say "What the hell is wrong w/ them" That's kind of like what Holly Hill is in Lake Charles. There were students from my high school who lived out there who thought their stuff didnt stink, but IMO, the houses along shell beach are far nicer.
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Old 10-14-2010, 11:03 PM
 
Location: deep in the south
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Now, now JimLFT........don't pick on those of us who post at odd times. I post a lot during the wee morning hours. As an insomniac I am up when most are sleeping, it's also quiet as the phone never rings during my waking hours so I can get more things done without the disruptions that I would get during the daytime. Some of your other listed scenarios might be plausible tho...............LOL
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Old 10-14-2010, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Not where you ever lived
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The untimely disruption was removed. Please continue your discussion of River Ranch.
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Old 10-14-2010, 11:17 PM
 
Location: PNW, Aspen, NY: CPS & Meadow Lane
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Your syntax is not foreign at all. I'd assume you'd grown up in America.

Yes. River Ranch is snooty. It's about the snobbiest place in Lafayette, in a Mall Crawler, status-symbol, everything new and shiny, kind of way. There are lots of other places to rent, in Lafayette. And there's a huge Creole community, most of them part of aristocratic old mixed-race families predating statehood...people you will probably not meet, if you live in River Ranch.
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Old 10-16-2010, 12:28 AM
 
Location: Youngsville, LA
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Now, now JimLFT........don't pick on those of us who post at odd times. I post a lot during the wee morning hours. As an insomniac I am up when most are sleeping, it's also quiet as the phone never rings during my waking hours so I can get more things done without the disruptions that I would get during the daytime. Some of your other listed scenarios might be plausible tho...............LOL
Understand completely and can relate. But while you're providing helpful and interesting discussion, no matter the time of day, its quite easy to separate the insomniacs like you from the nocturnal lunatics based solely on post content.

FrankGigaTwit obviously had a bad night.
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Old 11-03-2010, 03:16 PM
 
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As someone that worked in RR, ill say this... The people that live there are willing to spend outrageous amounts on their poorly built homes, their lavish vehicles and amenities, and just about everything else.... but they still want things for free. As much as rich people like to complain about social services, theyre the first ones to try to get something for nothing.

I did gas log installs and out of 100 or so customers, the honest (not embellishing) amount of snooty ones were in the upper 90's. I worked for a company comprised of people that inherited the old money mentioned earlier; also residents of River Ranch. A 3rd generation owned business that along with its clientele base, expected outrageous things for free due to the gap in income between them and myself.

I was constantly asked by homeowners to throw their trash, rearrange their furniture and other ridiculous requests while there to perform my actual job. Meanwhile, the business i worked for was forfeiting my commission all the while because the customers just purchased $25,000 worth of overpriced outdoor kitchen accessories (Gas grills, Mini Fridges, etc.) and not paying my agreed upon wages was apparently perfectly fine. Whats the worst that could happen? They were already refusing to have me certified to install the units anyway and they had no problem ignoring the BBB. why should they have a problem screwing over employees. It's not like they ever had to work for anything and know what its like to have to earn something.

River Ranch is snooty. The people there are often rude or if they're playing nice, arent being genuine.

The fact that they are heavily focused on by the amount of attention and allocated funds by the Lafayette Consolidate Government is a travesty for the rest of the city. My suggestion to the post creator or anyone else considering Lafayette is to move anywhere other than the town within the city.
Theres plenty of other amazing residential areas for half the cost and half the condescension. Also they have people that will actually tip you when you drive across town after work hours to help them reignite their pilot light and dont just expect it for free.
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Old 11-06-2010, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Southwest Louisiana
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How about the sugarmill pond development in youngsville? Is it snooty too?
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Old 11-08-2010, 06:22 AM
 
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country come to town, is more like it.
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