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Why are people so nice in the Deep South?
01/24/2013

Posted on 01/24/2013 6:23:56 PM PST by FoxPro

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I just thought everybody needs to here some good stuff once in a while.
1 posted on 01/24/2013 6:24:04 PM PST by FoxPro
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To: FoxPro

Welcome to my neck of the woods!


2 posted on 01/24/2013 6:27:32 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: FoxPro

People in the rural north are friendly folks too. Its a different kind of nice but good folks just the same.


3 posted on 01/24/2013 6:27:58 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: FoxPro
You do not have to go to the deep south for that, Texan's are the same way.
4 posted on 01/24/2013 6:28:31 PM PST by Michael.SF. (Obama lied, Stevens died.)
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To: FoxPro

Great post!

I am also a refugee from L.A. I have found that great Southern attitude here in Dallas.


5 posted on 01/24/2013 6:28:56 PM PST by freedumb2003 (I learned everything I needed to know about racism from Colin Powell)
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To: FoxPro
That's just the way we are... right up until you piss us off. Then all hell's out for breakfast. ;)

Have a great time down here where civilized people live.

/johnny

6 posted on 01/24/2013 6:29:12 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: FoxPro

two more years and I am there


7 posted on 01/24/2013 6:29:30 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: FoxPro
I've visited the South...short visits...a number of times.I also went through BCT (at Fort Knox) with guys who were mainly from TN,MS and TX.Southerners certainly do seem more polite and respectful.I can only assume that it's their upbringing...their culture.
8 posted on 01/24/2013 6:29:59 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Red State Secession Is The Only Answer)
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To: FoxPro
Funny, I have a merchant here in Texas like that, but he is from California ☺
9 posted on 01/24/2013 6:30:27 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: FoxPro

I live in Huntsville. For a lot of people who have never been to the deep South, it is a shock.

And then many of them move here.

Welcome to Huntsville.

BTW, if you want to go to church somewhere Sunday, we would be honored to have you at the Jordan Park Church of Christ.

www.jordanpark.org

The above link will give you plenty of info on how to find us.


10 posted on 01/24/2013 6:30:51 PM PST by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: FoxPro

North Carolina was a second home when I was growing up in MA. I miss it terribly.


11 posted on 01/24/2013 6:31:31 PM PST by TheRhinelander
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To: FoxPro

Welcome home-American by birth-Southern by the grace of God.


12 posted on 01/24/2013 6:32:54 PM PST by Himyar
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To: FoxPro
Why do you think I married a nice Southern Belle and stayed...


13 posted on 01/24/2013 6:33:21 PM PST by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: FoxPro

The least Multicultural societies are most often the nicest.


14 posted on 01/24/2013 6:33:46 PM PST by DwFry (Baby Boomers Killed Western Civilization!)
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To: FoxPro

(Ringing in with the correct answer:)
It is the buckle of the Bible Belt !


15 posted on 01/24/2013 6:35:00 PM PST by Bainbridge
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To: FoxPro

Same way in rural Northern California (far from the coast).


16 posted on 01/24/2013 6:35:09 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: FoxPro

I have lived here since 1966 and the people here are about the nicest anywhere. Guess it is in the water! I have discovered that if I am nice to others, they are nice in return. Love HSV.


17 posted on 01/24/2013 6:35:32 PM PST by MamaB
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To: FoxPro

My husband and I, both Texans, were at the car rental counter at a California Airport. The young black woman behind the counter asked my husband for his drivers license number.

He verbally gave the number, a typical trust issue in Texas.

In the way of young black women, head and chin back, shoulders, doing a slight zig-zag, she says “To-To, you ain’t in Kansas anymore, I’ll need to SEE that license”

We got a kick out of that reaction.

The moral? We are as surprised at cynicism as you are at openness.


18 posted on 01/24/2013 6:36:13 PM PST by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: FoxPro

Sssssssshhhhhh!!!! I live about 50 miles from Huntsville . . . don’t want the word to get out too much. A good thing can be messed up . . . just look at Washington!


19 posted on 01/24/2013 6:36:51 PM PST by RatRipper (Self-centeredness, greed, envy, deceit and lawless corruption has killed this once great nation.)
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To: FoxPro

No argument...but for a reasonably large city, I have found the people of Indianapolis the nicest, friendliest folks around.


20 posted on 01/24/2013 6:37:15 PM PST by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: TheRhinelander
"North Carolina was a second home when I was growing up in MA. I miss it terribly."

Used to have to go visit some relatives in N.J. as a kid...
Always so happy to get back to N.C.!
21 posted on 01/24/2013 6:37:50 PM PST by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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To: FoxPro

We went to the New York Worlds Fair on our senior trip in 1965. We did run into some extraordinarily rude people but also some nice ones.

I particularly remember a woman at the fair who was engraving things for a reasonable price. She looked Jewish to me. I asked her how much it would cost me to engrave my name on a few medals I won at the Florida State Track Meet.

She looked at them and said she would not think of charging me for engraving those medals. She did a good job too.


22 posted on 01/24/2013 6:38:13 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: FoxPro

Make sure you get over to the Huntsville Space Center and take a sidetrip over to Redstone Arsenal.


23 posted on 01/24/2013 6:38:21 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (There is no requirement to show need in order to exercise your rights.)
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To: FoxPro

Be sure to write Krogers and let them know.

That would be a nice letter for his personnel file.

.


24 posted on 01/24/2013 6:38:52 PM PST by Mears
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To: FoxPro

I’m in East Texas (edge of the South) but I telecommute with teams in NYC, New Jersey, and Chicago and there really is a big cultural gap. We are obsessed with being polite, they are obsessed with being politically correct (to the point of rudeness*). I get comments from project managers and engineers in cross functional teams all the time asking to work with me because I’m easy to work with while other team members are rude and in a hurry all the time. I had a comment last week asking if there were more of us from Texas they could work with instead of the New Jersey corporate office. It is just how we are raised.

*I have a big Christmas story around this I have to share one day about the ultra-lib obsessed over not offending anyone at Christmas that he was demanding we didn’t get our boss a gift.. crazy stuff.


25 posted on 01/24/2013 6:39:56 PM PST by mnehring
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To: FoxPro

Everyome could be as nice as us...

The secret: “An armed society is a polite society”.


26 posted on 01/24/2013 6:41:50 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Bryan24
BTW, if you want to go to church somewhere Sunday, we would be honored to have you at the Jordan Park Church of Christ.

Traditional Southern greeting that Yankees will never understand.

27 posted on 01/24/2013 6:42:14 PM PST by mnehring
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To: 45semi

I miss Carolina BBQ.


28 posted on 01/24/2013 6:44:59 PM PST by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: FoxPro

Sweetheart (if you do not mind my calling you that), THIS is the way of Southern people!!

I grew up in VA. Very hospitable and congenial.

Moved to Miami, FL. NOT so.

Relocated to AL. WOW.

I was accustomed to “bumping into” someone in the grocery and saying excuse me - my fault or not. But here in AL, the OTHER person said it FIRST!!


29 posted on 01/24/2013 6:45:46 PM PST by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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The Kroger is:

300 Hughes Rd., Madison AL 35758

I cant remember the managers name, I was just to busy processing what had happened?

Does anybody know the managers name at this Kroger’s?

I cant find this on-line.

A big, gregarious guy, with no hair.

They have these huge pork loins on sale for like $9 a piece this week.


30 posted on 01/24/2013 6:46:04 PM PST by FoxPro
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Welcome to what America used to be. If you’re up for a drive, come on up I-65 and visit us in TN.


31 posted on 01/24/2013 6:47:19 PM PST by Fledermaus (I'm done with the GOP. Let them wither and die. Let's start over.)
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ping


32 posted on 01/24/2013 6:47:19 PM PST by windcliff
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“To-To, you ain’t in Kansas anymore, I’ll need to SEE that license”

Sorry but that is roll on the floor funny. Takes skill to turn a required policy that some people can get frustrated over into something funny. Disarming skill.

33 posted on 01/24/2013 6:47:51 PM PST by mnehring
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To: FoxPro

Yeah, but if want to know where you really stand with people, you’ve got to come up to the cranky Northeast. The range is from the sincerely rude in NY and NJ to the sincerely nice in NH, but it’s not all wrapped up in a cloying facade.


34 posted on 01/24/2013 6:48:49 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Bryan24
BTW, if you want to go to church somewhere Sunday, we would be honored to have you at the Jordan Park Church of Christ.

Can I go to church with you this Sunday?

Freepmail me if you would like to.

35 posted on 01/24/2013 6:49:45 PM PST by FoxPro
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To: DwFry
The least Multicultural societies are most often the nicest.

Not so fast, Skippy! I grew up with blacks, whites and folks from South of the Border, and my husband grew up with blacks, whites, and Lebanese and Syrians, in different areas of the great State of Mississippi. They'd been raised, as we were, to be polite. On the other hand, after we were married, we lived in an area of New Jersey that was almost solid white, and it was one of the most UN-friendly places I'd ever lived in.

It has nothing to do with race or ethnicity, it has to do with what's expected of you as you're growing up.

36 posted on 01/24/2013 6:50:26 PM PST by SuziQ
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Pay it forward. A bit ago I was headed out to work and an out of state car had slid off the road and was stuck in the snow. I stopped, got my tow strap, and pulled them back onto the highway. The guy started digging in his wallet and I told him that wasn’t necessary. He seemed surprised. I told him to simply pay it forward.

A little bit ago my wife was in a store getting some diapers, wipes, etc. for the grandkids, about $30 worth. Her debit card keeps getting rejected (turns out my direct deposit paycheck hadn’t been direct deposited, was nowhere to be found-—oops) and she is getting very flustrated. A woman back in line steps up and paid for her stuff. My wife asked her for contact info to pay it back. The woman just smiled and told her “Pay it forward”.


37 posted on 01/24/2013 6:51:02 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: mnehring

I agree, we thought it was hilarious! This happened over ten years ago, we still remember it!

The only reason I mentioned race, was so ya’ll could get the proper picture, BTW.


38 posted on 01/24/2013 6:54:23 PM PST by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: mnehring

Haha! So true.


39 posted on 01/24/2013 6:56:58 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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Actually, it is a characteristic of pro-family areas. My mom and I talk about this a lot.

I know a lot may disagree, but the NYC area is loaded with great folks. I won’t say polite, but they can be so helpful, and tend to jump in and help older folks. We have come to the conclusion that you see helpful strangers in areas that cherish large family.

SFran is the exact opposite. It is one of the rudest areas in the US.


40 posted on 01/24/2013 6:59:09 PM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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People are nice down south because they are ignorant, and believe fictional accounts of the Meaning of Life, like the Bible.

You need to discount this trivial experience you had and embrace the lib model of bitter, racist, hateful idiots that is most certainly a more accurate description.

Welcome to Red State America.


41 posted on 01/24/2013 7:00:52 PM PST by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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The best is when the girls call you "honey" and "sweetie," even when you're a total stranger.
42 posted on 01/24/2013 7:03:21 PM PST by ishmac (Lady Thatcher: There are no permanent defeats in politics because there are no permanent victories.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear; FoxPro

You should probably warn him about the whole hugging thing before he shows up at your church.


43 posted on 01/24/2013 7:06:18 PM PST by mnehring
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I lived in Lower Alabama for 7 years; most polite people on earth.


44 posted on 01/24/2013 7:06:31 PM PST by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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I lived in Lower Alabama for 7 years; most polite people on earth.


45 posted on 01/24/2013 7:06:52 PM PST by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Bump


46 posted on 01/24/2013 7:08:54 PM PST by TexasTransplant (This needs to go viral http://vimeo.com/52009124 please watch it)
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To: lyby

I was accustomed to “bumping into” someone in the grocery and saying excuse me - my fault or not. But here in AL, the OTHER person said it FIRST!!


Out here in the SW Wisconsin boonies, we will stand there for over a minute exchanging apologies when that happens!


47 posted on 01/24/2013 7:10:12 PM PST by reformedliberal
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My old stomping grounds ! The small culture shock is when I moved to Colorado in 1995 and at the time I worked at MCI as a contractor. I had to step out to take my car to the shop and stopped for a bite to eat at a Taco John’s. I ran across a couple of co-workers and kind of got the brush off when I asked if I can join. Kind of odd compared to being in Indy. Back in Indy, if you were out to lunch, it was kind of socially expected to ask someone to join you if you see a co-worker.

But the people who gave me the brush off, as I knew them better later, they were from the East Coast (Maryland & Wash DC) and one of them had the reputation of being into political correctness. After I got laid off, a year after I saw Ms. P.C. when I went to the grocery store to get cigars for poker, she was rather curt with me and asked what I was doing there and basically told me I didn’t belong in Colorado. When I still worked at MCI, that woman told me she didn’t like my accent and remarked she didn’t like rednecks.

Also at the time, the national speed limit was on its way out and there was discussion on a 75 mph speed limit and she of course remarked that we should stay at 55 mph and remarked on how states like Maryland believed in safety and kept it at 55 mph.

But back in Indy, definitely nice folks but it also depends on what part of Indy. The folks on the East-side were not friendly and that area has gone downhill even more since the 1980’s or even late 1960’s.

> I have found the people of Indianapolis the nicest, friendliest folks around.


48 posted on 01/24/2013 7:10:14 PM PST by CORedneck
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I had a patient from Atlanta, black woman, who said yes sir, thank you sir- very polite to me. I had to tell her she doesnt have to call me sir. I talked with her awhile and found out her kids say yes maam and yes sir to her and her hubby. She said her kids would never disrespect her or anyone else. I was refreshing to hear some parents are doing it right


49 posted on 01/24/2013 7:11:22 PM PST by mriguy67
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To: FoxPro

Thanks for your post. We were raised this way... “Southern by the grace of God.”

That manager went above and beyond even for a southerner.

Just beware the dreaded “Bless your heart!” :o)


50 posted on 01/24/2013 7:11:22 PM PST by cyn (Benghazi... the TRAVESTY continues)
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