People in my parts getting ruder

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  1. wyclif

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    You're in the smokestack of Idaho? I'm guessing you're in either Kootenai or Bonner County. I can understand what you're saying, because I used to live in Sandpoint. I don't live there anymore, and I'm from the east coast. But when I was there in around 2000 for work purposes, even then the locals would complain about the rudeness of the newcomers (fortunately not me, I was taught politeness and manners). And I've heard this as well from friends in Montana, Wyoming and Colorado.

    The offenders seem to be new arrivals from a certain large, expensive, and heavily-taxed state on the west coast.
     
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    I’m going to get in trouble again so I deleted my original post and will just sing “You call someplace ‘paradise’ kiss it goodbye”.
     
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    Perhaps a touch of McMurtry in the Night
    “I’m Not From Here But people tell me It's not like it used to be
    They say I should have been here Back about ten years
    Before it got ruined by folks like me”
     
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    As I leave my job today I notice a gentleman that purchased something from my work walking up the sidewalk the same direction as me on my bike. He then pulls a knife out & cuts beautifully maintained flowers from the business next doors tiny plot. Not 1... a bouquet. So many that he had to put down his purchase to hold them. I sat watching him just shaking my head.

    Don't even get me started about the "chosen ones" customers at work.
     
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    Nailed in post #17.
     
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    I searched the internet for that exact phrase: seems you are the only person to ever use it

    But I expect the dvd release within a week
     
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    Can someone explain why you can't write "California"?

    Woops.
     
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    Toadtele, it sounds like you got off pretty easy.

    Around here the kids would have slashed your bicycle tires. I'm from Meanesota.
     
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    The "offenders" were pretty much driven out of their old neighborhoods in that place, and so they looked around and they looked at the pile of cash they just got handed for selling out of the neighborhood of their youth, and they see Idaho and the Banana Belt portion of Montana - and they pack up and go.

    Resistant, grumpy pilgrims. They know their new "home" is beautiful - they're just crippled by the having been forced to make a decision. If only they had come more willingly. They were paid Back There about six times what they had got that place for there, and already their house in Idaho is worth twice what they paid just seven years ago. This "good fortune" just makes them more irascible.

    Let's suppose someone with a different life trajectory wanted to come up there. Let's say, a guy in Kentucky whose property was worth in 2018 about half of what it was worth in 1981. He'd be super happy, and just the nicest and most grateful neighbor -- except he cannot swing the move to your area. He's stuck were he is. His taxes cannot be high because in that instance he'd just walk away; maybe burn down the buildings before he left. You're ALWAYS going to get the lucky/ungrateful ones - it cannot be any other way.
     
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    earlier, I posted that the big determiners are whether an 'immigrant' is one running from something or to something.

    once we know which type we are dealing with, we'll know how to listen.
     
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    Many people are rude because they feel entitled to do so. Maybe they feel they didn't get their share of the American pie or they were born in the wrong part of town. But that doesn't mean they're going to go quietly. They make it a point to do rude obnoxious behavior to let you know they're here and they're not going anywhere.
     
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    If find it's not the people you single out there, but privileged people who are rude.
     
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    Not my experience, for the most part. I think the man from Rochester is right.

    I've seen people try to affect privilege to step past other people, and take a big piece of something, but they just use their wits (or lack of wits) to accomplish it. It catches up with them.

    I may get certain kinds of special treatment by bartering legal help and making connections and stuff like that, but I find politeness is the grease that makes those wheels turn. And frankly, that's what most "privileged" people have been taught to do and like to do. Rudeness is a badge of those who have failed in their social graces and lost empathy for people who are like them or not like them.
     
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