Are all New Yorkers rude?

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    Mar 12, 2010 9:28 PM GMT
    They act all like....oh......Look at me!!!
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    Mar 12, 2010 9:30 PM GMT
    no, most i've met are exceedingly charming and helpful. whenever i am lost i feel completely at east to ask for help, and they generally go very far out of their way to make sure all is well for me.
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    Mar 12, 2010 9:32 PM GMT
    Mabey it was just this one guy,he really irked me.I got that look like.....oh....why did you bother me!!
  • GQjock

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    Mar 12, 2010 9:37 PM GMT
    Dealing with New Yorkers is an acquired taste
    I'm a born and bred NY'er
    and we aren't really rude
    But we are people who need to get to the heart of the matter .... fast
    we aren't talkers
    and we don't pussyfoot around
  • jgymnast733

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    Mar 12, 2010 9:37 PM GMT
    And what wrong with that..icon_question.gif
    The only people that seems to bother are the ones on the outside looking inicon_exclaim.gif
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    Mar 12, 2010 9:40 PM GMT
    I've had the same experiences as Dancerjack. Most New Yorkers were very polite and not much different in rudeness than Washingtonians, Chicagoans, or Nebraskans.
  • kaccioto

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    Mar 12, 2010 9:40 PM GMT
    native NY'er (or tri-staters) are the nicest dickheads around. smart, brash, charming, slightly self-deprecating, accents make me wet. i date one.

    the majority of assholes in NY tend to be the transplants who come from other states and use their new found address to inflate their egos broken from wherever they came from.

    *note that many of the latter turn bitter due to NY's costs of living and upon finding how hard it is to live their Sex and The City lifestyles, they move to warmer regions and use the weather as an excuse, when the ones who toughed and stuck it out all know the reason. icon_cool.gif
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    Mar 12, 2010 9:44 PM GMT
    JesseFlorian saidMabey it was just this one guy,he really irked me.I got that look like.....oh....why did you bother me!!

    Thats just the nature of the beast, some of the pretty boys heads are so far up their ass it's unreal...but not all of us are like that.....
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    Mar 12, 2010 9:52 PM GMT
    Are all New Yorkers rude?

    I don't think so. In fact, since 9/11, New Yorkers seemed to have experienced a big change.

    Like GQ I also grew up there, or at least within 25 miles of Manhattan, and life there can definitely be an acquired taste.

    In New York you learn social graces in private homes, at cocktail parties, among friends, but seldom on the street or in the general public. I learned those additional skills in the US Deep South during my 13 years there. (And let's leave my online social skills out of this for the moment)

    And when I came back to New York, I found that a little Southern Charm and a smile was usually well received. In fact, it was so welcome that I could get almost anything I wanted, and, like a switch being thrown, I'd see an equally friendly side of New Yorkers towards me. You catch more flies with honey, as the saying goes, and New Yorkers aren't that much different.
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    Mar 12, 2010 10:10 PM GMT

    False, New yorkers are Savvy, confident and welcome all
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    Mar 12, 2010 10:19 PM GMT
    kaccioto said[...]

    the majority of assholes in NY tend to be the transplants who come from other states and use their new found address to inflate their egos broken from wherever they came from.

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    This is very true for all major cities. Especially for LA. Lots of nice and genuine people in LA, who are both natives and transplants that have embraced the culture. The assholes are the ones that come here and try to pretend to be rockstars.
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    Mar 12, 2010 11:14 PM GMT
    I'm from New York. Its a fucking lie to say we're rude! Asshole! Doughnut Puncher! Ass Muncher! ....
  • masculumpedes

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    Mar 13, 2010 12:03 AM GMT
    I have some very nice friends in NYC, however if you're looking for people that are just overflowing with Southern Hospitality.......come to Vegas, baby! icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 13, 2010 4:48 AM GMT
    JesseFlorian saidThey act all like....oh......Look at me!!!

    not true but why is everyone else so stupid. It's like WTF can't you think for yourself.
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    Mar 13, 2010 4:55 AM GMT
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    Mar 13, 2010 5:04 AM GMT
    Depends on the context and personal perspective.

    In the east sixties of Manhattan, while curbing my big "traffic stopping" dogs in an otherwise empty riverside park, I've been knocked to the ground not once but twice by joggers wearing yellow Lance Armstrong "Live Strong" bracelets - while I was on chemo! Joggers who not only didn't apologize but kept going without looking back. Since most people in Manhattan are from somewhere else, they were probably also not native New Yorkers. How is this relevant? The bottom line - when people have to compete for resources they're rude.Transplant almost any native midwesterner to Manhattan and within 5 years they'll be as rude and self entitled as any native New Yorker. When I was able to nimbly navigate the city sidewalks without getting in people's way I never thought that New Yorkers were rude. Since then the rose colored glasses have come off. Now this native Floridian lives mostly on Long Island where most people are native New Yorkers and outside of traffic and lap lanes they're very nice.
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    Mar 13, 2010 5:09 AM GMT
    JesseFlorian saidThey act all like....oh......Look at me!!!


    Your the one who made the thread. We're all looking at you...

    Don't be hating because your from dirty jersey.
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    Mar 13, 2010 5:10 AM GMT
    I lived there briefly, and I never thought they were rude. They are direct and to the point. Which is sometimes mistaken for rude.

    But I loved that they are to the point. What do you want? They don't waster your time. They don't talk about stupid stuff, like, "Hey, how's the weather?" and crap.
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    Mar 13, 2010 5:12 AM GMT
    I lived in New York for 3 months last year and I gotta say,

    I LOVE NY!

    its cliche but I do love the city and the people.

    New Yorkers to me are blunt, honest and they don't have time for bullshit nor take shit from everyone. I like that about them because its not fake and what you see is what you get. I miss the city icon_sad.gif
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    Mar 13, 2010 5:14 AM GMT
    these ones seem ok
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4oYQvi8VZM
    but they are from Buffalo, not NYC
  • klinci3

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    Mar 13, 2010 5:16 AM GMT
    They're all terribly rude. Everyone from new york is awful.
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    Mar 13, 2010 5:18 AM GMT
    go make me some cawfee bitch

    and forgedabout ur fukin tip.....icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 13, 2010 5:22 AM GMT
    As a guy who grew up there, I gotta say "ditto" to all that's been said.

    NYers can be an acquired taste for folks who come from other parts, but consider the environment: we grow up in a place where fast is slow, sharp elbows ensure survival and sayin' where you stand is respected and appreciated. At the core, however, we're as caring and warm-hearted as folks in the next town.

    I now live in a place where "MN Nice" is the norm. Gotta say: I much more prefer the straight-up style of the east coast.
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    Mar 13, 2010 5:23 AM GMT
    JesseFlorian saidThey act all like....oh......Look at me!!!


    Do all guys named Jesse massively over-generalize?
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    Mar 13, 2010 6:27 AM GMT
    not the ones I have met....