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Old 12-01-2008, 02:16 AM
 
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Broward County and Palm Beach County do seem quite nice....I like the feel to that area.
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Old 12-01-2008, 08:18 AM
 
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It is such as shame that Miami has become what it is. I grew up there and moved here about twelve years ago. While I still prefer Miami to Tampa, I am only here because I love my job, I have to admit that the complaints everyone has been making are valid. I wish the Miami I grew up in was still that way.
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Old 12-01-2008, 11:08 AM
 
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I really like Coconut Grove. It is a really cool place. The Versailles is an awesome restaurant so i look forward to eating there when I visit Miami. Aside from that, the place is a hell-hole. I have been down there multiple times and the people there are just plain rude. Nobody has consideration for their fellow man. People there want to cut you off in line whether you are at Dunkin Donuts or waiting in traffic. Here is a prime example. I was down there six months ago. I was vaiting in a valet line for my car. Some stupid lady clearly cuts in front of me and hands the guy her valet ticket. It was very obvious that I was in front of the lady and the valet guy knew but didn't do anything about it. I almost got in a fight with the valet guy. That place totally sucks.
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Old 12-01-2008, 11:51 AM
 
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I really like Coconut Grove. It is a really cool place. The Versailles is an awesome restaurant so i look forward to eating there when I visit Miami. Aside from that, the place is a hell-hole. I have been down there multiple times and the people there are just plain rude. Nobody has consideration for their fellow man. People there want to cut you off in line whether you are at Dunkin Donuts or waiting in traffic. Here is a prime example. I was down there six months ago. I was vaiting in a valet line for my car. Some stupid lady clearly cuts in front of me and hands the guy her valet ticket. It was very obvious that I was in front of the lady and the valet guy knew but didn't do anything about it. I almost got in a fight with the valet guy. That place totally sucks.
I find that just as often here. Seriously, Brandon has some of the rudest people in the state. Maybe it's a Florida thing?


But I agree about the Grove. I love the place. That used to be my hangout back in the mid 1980's. We were such bad kids lol.
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Old 12-01-2008, 01:49 PM
 
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I think it has gotten worse in Tampa over the years with people being rude but I don't think it is even close to Miami. There are certain areas of Miami in restaurants where people look at you crazy if you order in English.

One cool thing about Miami though is that things don't get started until really late. You can go into a restaurant there on a Friday night at 11:30 pm and there are tons of people eating dinner. It would be the equivalent of going to dinner in a restaurant in Tampa at 7:30 or 8.
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Old 12-01-2008, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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That's just typical in any large city. Tampa is certainly not a BIG city. Miami, LA, New York, Chicago, et. al. are all like that. Each time I go to LA, I realize why there are freeway roadrage shootings. When I drive through Chicago, I realize if you aren't doing 20 over the posted limit, you'll be run off the road. In Miami, it's not speed that kills, it's boneheaded drivers who zip in and out like they're threading a needle. Tampa has it's share of rudeness, but it is on a much different level than Miami. Miami is rude on the roadway 90% of the time, Tampa only about 40...lol.
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Old 12-01-2008, 11:06 PM
 
Location: I do not live in Miami anymore thank god.
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"Some stupid lady clearly cuts in front of me and hands the guy her valet ticket. It was very obvious that I was in front of the lady and the valet guy knew but didn't do anything about it. I almost got in a fight with the valet guy. That place totally sucks. (QUOTE)"
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Damn, that brings back a flood of stories. Cutting in line is everyday in Miami. Another guy I worked with (US citizen born in Equador, grew up in Rico, went to college in Louisiana) would do this all the time. He clearly knew proper ediquet, but also that he could get away with as a latin IN MIAMI.

Anyway, one of my many line stories:
The Scene: Home Depot, West side of Little Havana. 2pm. Near Coral Gables.

Music: Madonna. Yes, Madonna. I hadn't heard Madonna in like a dozen years, yet there she was - as bad as ever (only in MeHammy). Later I had to wear my walkman because all of the music everywhere is Regatone (same beat in every song or some other latin screeching).

The Line: I am like 2 feet taller than everyone in the store, the only anglo, and have my headphones on in a 8 person line.

The Man: Suddenly a torrent of rain starts coming down outside. The exit is blocked off, people are gazing at the parking lot. Then some 4 foot tall weasel tries to snake 3 people in front of me.

Nay I Say: I grabbed a broom stick out of my cart and reached over the 2 people in front of me and tap him on the right shoulder. YIKEs!
The response: In classic Mehammy fashion, the "Double T Rex Arm Toss" - basically you keep your elbows against your sides, but move wave your hands up in the air all crazy. Then start yelling in Spanish and frown like you did nothing wrong. Then his son, just a sidgeon larger, starts in.

ALAS: I have my secret weapon - headphones!
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Old 12-02-2008, 12:29 PM
 
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I think it has gotten worse in Tampa over the years with people being rude but I don't think it is even close to Miami. There are certain areas of Miami in restaurants where people look at you crazy if you order in English.

One cool thing about Miami though is that things don't get started until really late. You can go into a restaurant there on a Friday night at 11:30 pm and there are tons of people eating dinner. It would be the equivalent of going to dinner in a restaurant in Tampa at 7:30 or 8.
That's true....one thing I love about Miami/Miami Beach, it is similar to Manhattan where if you don't want to go the 'bar or club' scene but still want to stay out till maybe 1 you have that option of a very late dinner and a few drinks and the place will be packed(ocean drive restaurants,etc). Tampa you don't really don't see that.
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Old 12-02-2008, 04:29 PM
 
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Miami_Dan, that is a good story. I guess thats why you don't live in Miami anymore.

Knightgoose, I wish Tampa was like Miami in the late night scene respect. It would be nice to have good restaurants that are open really late.
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Old 10-31-2011, 07:29 AM
 
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I suppose Tampa is probably a whole lot cheaper for living than the Miami area?

I mean, without compromising safety too much?
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