What rude New Yorker!?

Old Jun 21st, 2006, 08:21 AM
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What rude New Yorker!?

http://tinyurl.com/s326a

I never believed that old "rude NYer" myth, so I am glad to see this published.

After 5 years in Japan, my son is noticing how rude or not, people are elsewhere in the world, he also suggests that most NYers have a pretty good sense of humour.

I New York
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Old Jun 21st, 2006, 08:48 AM
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What an interesting article, Scarlett, and it lends credence to my experiences in NYC, too. Twice I left my purse on the subway and both times I was called and met the person who found it. A young Asian college student wouldn't take a reward, the older lady did. I was impressed that they not only found and "rescued" my purse, they traveled to meet me. Neither lived in Manhattan. I'd say that was pretty polite!
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Old Jun 21st, 2006, 08:51 AM
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Just this morning in the news, New York is the most polite city in the world.

It was a running line, don't know how they've determined it.

Probably CNN... but not sure, I do switch the channels a lot
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Old Jun 22nd, 2006, 03:13 AM
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If he wants to compare it to a place where the people are truly rude, tell him to come to Carroll County, Maryland where they've pefected surly, unpleasant, rudeness into an art form passed from generation to generation.
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Old Jun 22nd, 2006, 06:01 AM
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I've never thought NYC citizens rude, just brusque and direct. They're busy.
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Old Jun 22nd, 2006, 07:55 AM
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I've never been to New York, but did meet one at Disney World a couple of weeks ago. She cut in front of a bunch of kids during the nighttime light parade and WOULD NOT get down, even when asked politely several times. She was already trying to go down the street DURING the parade and couldn't understand why the guards made her get off. She was very confrontational and it wouldn't have surprised me to see it come to shoving. The parade was still wonderful, but the view was distorted for some of the kids.
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Old Jun 22nd, 2006, 08:09 AM
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Where are you from, Minnie?
 
Old Jun 22nd, 2006, 08:14 AM
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Manhattanites are very polite in general, but a high percentage of them are transplants from elsewhere -- which I suggest is one reason they're so polite to tourists & newcomers.

New Yorkers generally do not suffer fools either.
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Old Jun 22nd, 2006, 08:15 AM
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Well said, Gekko.
 
Old Jun 22nd, 2006, 08:21 AM
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I think people like the one Minnie encountered are found everywhere, sad to say. Neither NY or any other place has cornered the market on rudeness. Unfortunately it is a world-wide problem. OTOT, polite and friendly people are found all over the world too. No one has cornered the market on that, either.
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Old Jun 22nd, 2006, 08:32 AM
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Even Dave thinks NYers have become more polite.

http://tinyurl.com/k639b
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Old Jun 22nd, 2006, 08:33 AM
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How did ""Minnie "" know the rude lady was from NY?
I think I would have thought of her as a rude person rather than a rude NYer or rude Floridian, etc.
I have never thought of New Yorkers as rude, this was posted to verify my opinion LOL

You know, there are very very few rude Portlanders too.
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Old Jun 22nd, 2006, 08:38 AM
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As for the Reader's Digest declaration that New York is the friendliest city in the world what else would a bunch of New York editors come up with? Des Monies? Get otta town. LOL
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Old Jun 22nd, 2006, 08:49 AM
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jorr, Fuggedaboudit!! LOL
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Old Jun 22nd, 2006, 09:10 AM
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Scarlett, great come back! LOL
I do like New York and would like to visit again.

I think that there are great differences in how even certain words mean different things depending on where you live. I provide architectural services for clients across the US. One of my clients from NYC kept referring to me as a vendor. Around here a vender sells hot dogs at a circus. A few years ago a New Yorker asked me about my "sneakers". Again, here "sneakers" are worn by children only. In both cases I initially took offense to it but then realized the differences in word usage.
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jorr -- haha. I'll keep that in mind as the usage of the word 'vendor' is similar where I live too, I wonder if I've offended someone in the past by calling them a vendor?

My experiences with New Yorkers (both in traveling there and dealing with the ones I'm related too) have been overwhelmingly positive. Although I had an Uncle from Long Island who was sometimes a bit of a jerk

Oh, and I've met nice and rude people in most cities I've traveled in.
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Old Jun 22nd, 2006, 10:10 AM
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I went to NYC for the first time this past Dec and I was pleasantly surprised!! People were so nice/helpful and friendly!!!S o I figure what happened was all the rude New Yorkers all moved to South Florida where I live lol
So if you meet someone rude in south florida they are probably a transplant from NY lol (just my opinion of course!!!)
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Old Jun 22nd, 2006, 10:12 AM
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Anyone who doesn't think New Yorkers are the most polite is a stupid idiot. Damn it! We're POLITE!

GOT IT? Now, get out of my way, and if you open that golf umbrella, I'll beat you like a bastard stepchild.
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The only way that we can stand to live on top of one another in this crazy city is through a mixture of consideration and common sense. That's why I don't mind being asked for directions or other assistance. It means that someone won't be blocking traffic in the middle of the sidewalk when they don't know where to go.
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Old Jun 22nd, 2006, 10:23 AM
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Pretty funny Gekko

Being from NY I heard this on the local news too.

Another study did the nastiest city in the country...I was shocked...Sarasota Fla!
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