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Old 07-16-2008, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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How cute?
Imagine a smelly guy with a ton of body hair, missing teeth, bald, and a 50 inch waist.

Also imagine them being dirt poor.
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Old 07-16-2008, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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Imagine a smelly guy with a ton of body hair, missing teeth, bald, and a 50 inch waist.

Also imagine them being dirt poor.
Shoot, you killed everything innocent in me!
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Old 07-16-2008, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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Shoot, you killed everything innocent in me!
I'm a mod, that's my job!
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Old 07-16-2008, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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i'm a mod, that's my job!
I know!
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Old 07-16-2008, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Wu Dang Mountain
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Shoot, you killed everything innocent in me!
Good thing it was a solitary kill...
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Old 07-16-2008, 01:20 PM
 
Location: syracuse ny
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Most of my friends are telling me that they have noticed a huge change in the social climate in America during the last 5 years. Maybe it is linked to the post 9-11 mentality or the waves and waves of immigrants who are coming into our neighborhoods. Or maybe the effect of technology and computers.

I see less socializing on the job, less communication with the neighbors, less chatting in the grocery line, more glum looks at the post office, and silence at the hairdresser. It seems like people have lost their gift of gab and the ability to enjoy the company of stranger or coworkers. Things are more all business today.

Some people like to claim they are to busy, but I do not think this is it, instead I think it is a form of fear and a major change in our social culture in America. Anyone else agree?
I'm actually seeing the opposite. Maybe it's just you, screaming and ranting "stop talking to me, and calling me beautiful"
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Old 07-16-2008, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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Good thing it was a solitary kill...
Stuff it!
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Old 07-16-2008, 04:24 PM
 
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I think some of it has to do with where you are. It has been my experience that people seem to be less likely to speak to a stranger in a large city. People also appear to be more friendly and outgoing towards strangers in the south and in small towns.

I believe it has more to do with not having a sense of community than with fear. Or perhaps the two go hand in hand and if you don't have a sense of community then you are more fearful of strangers.

When I lived in a northern city, I did not feel a sense of community and I think I could have been robbed and beaten on the street and people around would not have blinked twice. I now live in a small Appalachian town where there is a great sense of community. If someone robbed my house my neighbors would probably take them down before they made it to the end of the street.
I agree with this and would add one other point. A lot of how friendly and sociable people depends on the state of mind they're in. Suppose you meet someone when they're coming home from work after sitting in the car for an hour? Suppose they're struggling financially, like so many of us are thanks to rising gas and food costs? Suppose the weather is just lousy and it's put you in a bad mood? These are things I've observed here up in the north. When you head south, people are friendlier and more likely to want to talk to you, because they're in a better mood.
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Old 07-16-2008, 04:41 PM
 
Location: NY
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BTW, just for your information, the original poster is actually a guy...
Yes, I recognized Dingler aka good_type aka I forget how many other aliases he has gone under for the past 9 months or so that I've been reading this forum. He seems to have since developed a fondness for putting underscores in his usernames, so maybe this thread was one of his first. But as long as he keeps using that same writing style and asking the same kind of one-shot trolling questions over and over and over again in various CD forums, no one's apt to be fooled for long!

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Old 07-17-2008, 10:35 AM
 
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agree with this and would add one other point. A lot of how friendly and sociable people depends on the state of mind they're in. Suppose you meet someone when they're coming home from work after sitting in the car for an hour? Suppose they're struggling financially, like so many of us are thanks to rising gas and food costs? Suppose the weather is just lousy and it's put you in a bad mood? These are things I've observed here up in the north. When you head south, people are friendlier and more likely to want to talk to you, because they're in a better mood.
People in the south deal with those things too. Maybe we southerners are in a better mood because we are friendlier.
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