Americas rudest cities list 2012

  • SomeSiciliano...

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    Jan 25, 2012 4:48 PM GMT

    Another week, another list. T + L Mags survey of the rudest cities in the USA. Shocker..... NYC is #1 icon_eek.gif With Miami coming in second and DC third .

    The first link gives you the data without having to page through
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    http://physiciansmoneydigest.com/your-life/The-Rudest-Cities-in-America


    Long form article:

    http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/americas-rudest-cities


  • JP85257

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    Jan 25, 2012 5:41 PM GMT
    The only Phoenix is in the top 10 is because of a) the heat and b) the fact that we are getting assholes from the east coast moving to our state.
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    Jan 25, 2012 9:32 PM GMT
    JP85257 saidThe only Phoenix is in the top 10 is because of a) the heat and b) the fact that we are getting assholes from the east coast moving to our state.
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    Jan 25, 2012 10:38 PM GMT
    Last time I was in NYC a few years ago I found everyone charming. But then I'm originally from less than 25 miles outside Manhattan, sort of a New Yorker by default myself, and I'm very attuned to that New York attitude.

    But still, I'd be standing in a subway car with my cane, and WOMEN would be offering me their seats! That doesn't happen elsewhere, I can promise you. Not that I ever accepted, of course, declining with good grace, from loving too much the swaying fun of being a "straphanger" again.

    But Miami does merit its high placement, in my view, especially on the road. Status rules here, and one way to prove your status is by cutting off everyone else on the road. It's the "I'm more important that you are" syndrome. Or elbowing yourself ahead in lines (or queues to the Brits). Most unpleasant, and it's been that way since I first began coming down here in 1973.
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    Jan 25, 2012 10:40 PM GMT
    I really don't think most people in the DC are too bad except when it comes to transportation. People in the area show their true, ugly colors on the Metro, MetroBus, and aggression on the highways. So in that regard, yes, they are ruthless.
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    Jan 25, 2012 10:44 PM GMT
    Cities with higher Jewish populations are ruder.

    Damn Jews.
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    Jan 25, 2012 10:49 PM GMT
    From a denizen's perspective, I think Las Vegas should receive a dishonorable mention.
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    Jan 25, 2012 10:53 PM GMT
    pocketnico saidI really don't think most people in the DC are too bad except when it comes to transportation. People in the area show their true, ugly colors on the Metro, MetroBus, and aggression on the highways. So in that regard, yes, they are ruthless.


    Mmhmm but that's not even that bad. Just don't be me when I first got on the metro with a bag of McDonald's. icon_redface.gif
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    Jan 25, 2012 10:53 PM GMT
    Haaretz saidCities with higher Jewish populations are ruder.

    Damn Jews.
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    Jan 25, 2012 10:56 PM GMT
    Bullwinklemoos said
    pocketnico saidI really don't think most people in the DC are too bad except when it comes to transportation. People in the area show their true, ugly colors on the Metro, MetroBus, and aggression on the highways. So in that regard, yes, they are ruthless.


    Mmhmm but that's not even that bad. Just don't be me when I first got on the metro with a bag of McDonald's. icon_redface.gif


    The one time where it really gets ugly is on the escalator of any Metro station. There's the unwritten rule that people should stand to the right and leave the left open for others to walk up. Any deviation from this is guaranteed to make shit hit the fan and ruin everybody's day especially during morning and afternoon commutes.
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    Jan 25, 2012 10:58 PM GMT
    NYC deserves it's title. I prepared myself for the rudeness before I got on the plane, but all the preparation in the world couldn't have kept my mouth from dropping open at the attitude in NY. Miami just needs to be flushed. Although I'm surprised Dallas didn't make it to the top of that list.
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    Jan 25, 2012 11:03 PM GMT
    Wow. I grew up in #7, I currently live in #8, and I'm moving to #3.

    Apparently, I have a high tolerance for ripe bastards. Or I am one!
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    Jan 26, 2012 12:01 AM GMT
    As much as I like the place, it's no surprise to see Boston on the list. If you visit and find yourself on the receiving end of sharp gestures or words from locals, it often helps to let them know you're from out of town. In general, the local bark is a lot worse than the bite.
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    Jan 26, 2012 12:04 AM GMT
    SxyDrkHair said
    JP85257 saidThe only Phoenix is in the top 10 is because of a) the heat and b) the fact that we are getting assholes from the east coast moving to our state.


    Iam cool with east coast, they don't bother me. People from California get on my nerves.


    Actually, I find native AZers tend to be the rudest. With all the folks from the east coast (like me!!), Cali, and up north (I think most of the people I know here are from Ohio, Wisconsin, or Minnesota), I think the native AZers feel like they're being invaded.

    And I do agree with this list, but I truly don't feel Phoenix/Scottsdale is top10, IMO. When I first moved to Scottsdale, I felt there were two people: pretentious people who were rude to you, or people who were angry becuase they want to be pretentious, so they're rude to you. But after a few months, I've found this place to be a great place.

    I don't agree that NYC is tops, at least to me. everytime I've been there, I've loved it and the people. All the others cities are definites on that list. I lived in the Balto/DC area for 7 years and will chew a leg off before I move back there.
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    Jan 26, 2012 12:09 AM GMT
    pocketnico saidI really don't think most people in the DC are too bad except when it comes to transportation. People in the area show their true, ugly colors on the Metro, MetroBus, and aggression on the highways. So in that regard, yes, they are ruthless.


    I agree, the only thing people go on about are the tourists, ie if you're on the left side of the escalator and you've stopped. Other than that, the people are actually pretty cordial.
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    Jan 26, 2012 12:26 AM GMT
    All I can say is, whenever on main land America, no matter what city I have been in, people have been polite to me. Now down here in Oz, I have found the New Yorker's seem laud and rude, yet in NYC, I found them polite and helpful. But this does not take away the fact there are very few citys in America that I have been to, that I would want to call home. But I do have soft spot for Pasadena
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    Jan 26, 2012 12:33 AM GMT
    I have travelled extensively in the US and cannot say I have encountered rudeness anywhere (including NYC). When it comes to manners, perhaps one reaps what one sows.
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    Jan 26, 2012 12:38 AM GMT
    Mil8 saidI have travelled extensively in the US and cannot say I have encountered rudeness anywhere (including NYC). When it comes to manners, perhaps one reaps what one sows.


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  • danisnotstr8

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    Jan 26, 2012 12:51 AM GMT
    Please note: There's one hell of a big city that did NOT make the list. It's the third largest in the country. And that's one of the many reasons I like it here.
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    Jan 26, 2012 1:07 AM GMT
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  • Clutch072791

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    Jan 26, 2012 1:45 AM GMT
    Ive never had an issue in Atlanta, D.C, or NYC. Most people who consider cities "rude" are typically tourists. If your acting like an idiot, have no sense of direction, and asking dumb questions towards random people. Your going to get some nasty comments lol. Atlanta has a southern charm with it and people tend to be nice....Until you get on the Downtown Connector and are doing 10 mph below the speed limit. Same with The Beltway and I-95.
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    Jan 26, 2012 2:02 AM GMT
    Phoenix, not content with 8th place, is trying to move up the list...

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  • araphael

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    Jan 26, 2012 2:07 AM GMT
    NYC is #1? Really? I've been to New York and that wasn't my experience. I had a great time and met nice people. I think that list is not accurate.
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    Jan 26, 2012 2:50 AM GMT
    Stupid list compiled by obese tourist from Podunk who have no life.

    NYers aren't rude, there are just so many people (8 million residents plus the millions more who commute in from New Jersey, Long Island, Connecticut, Upstate suburbs and add in the 50 million annual tourists who are jam packed on that small island). They simpy don't have time for small chat like people in flyover land.

    DC isn't rude either, they just have important places to go like people in NYC and have no time for chit chat.

    In Miami they simply can't speak English.

    Los Angelenos aren't rude, people are simply intimated by us..
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    Jan 26, 2012 2:56 AM GMT
    Arizona?

    I think their definition of rude is rather skewed

    LA is NOT rude.. they are just really uncaring behind your back, but they are totally nice to you in person

    Miami is RUDE

    NY I cant remember people being rude.. I just remember nobody paying attention to each other, but I do not find that rude... its just world cities