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        02-20-2014, 06:35 PM
      #81
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by SouthernTrails    
    That was a commercial about the Chevy Cruze Clean "Diesel" and then ad guy said "with the best "Gas" mileage of any know hybrid"

    Can anyone say dummy ...lol....

    No wonder Chevy went bankrupt with stupid commercials like that ....

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    I know what it was about, I was using it as a funny example.
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        02-20-2014, 06:36 PM
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    I know what it was about, I was using it as a funny example.
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    Yes you and I did, but the Chevy People did not, that was the Funny

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        03-10-2014, 10:33 PM
      #83
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by SlideStop    
    I'm from the "city"...

    People from the city are friendly. Just because we don't say hello to every single person who drives by doesn't mean we aren't friendly, and certainly not . When 3 million people live in your county. All the neighbors are friendly in my city. I've hardly even seen anyone be rude to a worker. The one time I did I was SURE to rip the woman a new one. I know and talk to all the workers in the stores I frequent.

    Yeah, "city people" are busy. They cost of living in a city vs that in the country is more. Long Island, for example, the average income is TWICE that of the rest of the country. 10% of those people will make 5x the average of the rest of the country. We have to work hard to maintain that lifestyle. We are also busy because we actually have things to do! We have movie theaters, amazing places to eat, NYC is a short train ride away, great entertainment, beaches, boating, parks, lots of recreational activities. People in small towns... How many times can you do the same things over and over again?

    One thing I love about the city is pride. I LOVE where I live. I'm proud to say I'm from New York. When we do it we do it well. We have some of the best health care facilities and great schools.

    Another thing I love about the city... Diversity. There are black people, Asian people, Buddhists, Muslims, gay people, young and old, etc. you can be anyone you want to be when you grow up in a city. You'll have opportunities you'll never have in a small town.

    Just because we don't think that smelling like cow crap everyday is appealing doesn't mean that city people are stupid. I'd feel pretty darn lucky to be born with the "privilege" of growing up in a farm setting. Likewise, I'm sure there are people who would rather be born into the "city" lifestyle.

    Some "differences" city people see in "small town" people are they close minded, bible thumpers, backwards, slow, etc. Do I think they are true? No, but there are lots of people who think that way.

    The door swings both ways here.
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    I'm from New Orleans, and now live in rural Alabama. There are differences between city folk and small town folk, at least around here. I'll put it this way...we've lived here since 2001, except for a 2 yr period when we moved back home. Long story. Anyhow, some of the rudest people I've met have been here. We've learned through several bad experiences that it's just better to not make friends with the locals, for the most part. Every time we have ever befriended a local, it always ended badly. They eventually want to borrow money, or your car or something substantial, then act offended when told no. I had one friend just assume I'd loan her my car without even asking. She called to let me know what time she'd be over to pick it up. Yet another called and asked if they could come see what we had in our freezer because the husband had been laid off. Our friends are all ex-military (there's an army base here). In the city, I NEVER had anyone EVER ask me my religion within the first 5 minutes of meeting me. I've NEVER had anyone literally turn their back on me, mid conversation, because of my religious beliefs. I'd never been judged because we don't go to church or because we drink on Sunday. Our daughter was never ostracized because of religion when we lived in the city. In the city, it didn't matter if you came from an "old family". I don't know. That being said, people in the city are always rush rush rush. Most really don't take time to slow down and relax. They are always in a hurry for something. Plus, where we live now I don't have to really worry about my car being broken into or my lawn furniture being stolen. I've been told I'm anti-social, as most people annoy me. I don't have patience for small talk or chit chat over the fence about the weather, and I'm not really interested in what their granddaughters boyfriends sister did last week. I love where we live, because we're out in the county. I literally don't have to see or talk to anyone I don't choose to, unless I go into town.
         
        03-11-2014, 09:46 AM
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    I've experienced both. Grew up in a city with a population of more than 1 million. Have lived 65 miles from little towns, too.

    The biggest difference I see is in how the two groups view property rights.

    City people want their little piece to be their own. The get grumpy if kids run across their yard or if a ball gets in their yard, but they want to be able to drive all over my place and are surprised that my "cows belong to anyone." And that I don't appreciate them letting Fido chase them. Or that I throw them out when they camp near a stock tank so they can have water, but that means the cattle, horses and wildlife don't drink.

    And when they move here, saying they want to co-exist with nature, they then complain when the deer defecate in their yard muddy their ponds and eat their flowers or garden. They build bigger fences and keep the deer, antelope and elk out. But when the wild animals move to more welcoming areas and they no longer see them, they accuse the local neighbors of having poached all the animals just because they heard someone target practicing.

    They are really ignorant. Too many aren't willing to learn.

    Rural people, however, will respect your and their property.
         
        03-11-2014, 11:51 AM
      #85
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    Rural people, however, will respect your and their property.
    I wish that were the case here. Back in the city, people allowing their dogs to free roam was unheard of. You just didn't do it. Out here...I'm the weird one because I have a fenced yard and don't allow my dogs to roam. Then I'm the ***** because I don't want their dogs in my yard messing with our dogs. I don't want them pooping on my front lawn, chasing my kid, etc. My neighbors let their 3 dogs free roam. Their reasoning? There's no leash law. But heaven forbid someone yell at their dog or chase it off. Like the other day. A lady was bicycling down the street, and their great pyreneese ran out into the street, barking and chasing after her. She yelled and kicked at the dog to get away from her. My neighbors had the audacity to get mad at the woman for yelling at their dog after it left their property and went after her. As if she had no right to ride a bike on a public road past their house. It's probably my biggest pet peeve. I don't let my dogs poop on their lawn or harass them, why am I daily having to chase their dog back home and pick up their dogs poop off my front lawn?
         
        03-11-2014, 09:35 PM
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    Originally Posted by sweetpea    
    I wish that were the case here. Back in the city, people allowing their dogs to free roam was unheard of. You just didn't do it. Out here...I'm the weird one because I have a fenced yard and don't allow my dogs to roam. Then I'm the ***** because I don't want their dogs in my yard messing with our dogs. I don't want them pooping on my front lawn, chasing my kid, etc. My neighbors let their 3 dogs free roam. Their reasoning? There's no leash law. But heaven forbid someone yell at their dog or chase it off. Like the other day. A lady was bicycling down the street, and their great pyreneese ran out into the street, barking and chasing after her. She yelled and kicked at the dog to get away from her. My neighbors had the audacity to get mad at the woman for yelling at their dog after it left their property and went after her. As if she had no right to ride a bike on a public road past their house. It's probably my biggest pet peeve. I don't let my dogs poop on their lawn or harass them, why am I daily having to chase their dog back home and pick up their dogs poop off my front lawn?
    There may not be leash laws where you live, but there are laws against having aggressive dogs or dogs that pose a danger to passerbys.

    Here dogs that wander onto a neighbor's property may be shot legally. And no one would take a dog uninvited to another's ranch. Just not done.
         
        03-11-2014, 09:56 PM
      #87
    Weanling
    Let's not overthink this. People for the most part are the same. They have similar worries and share similar problems. Most people who live in a large city still work, dine and shop in a 5 mile radius. That area in effect is their home turf. Big cities are typically just made up of a lot of small neighborhoods unless you want to be somewhat bold and live in the heart of downtown. ( tough parking and tough crime).
    So the people exiting in the areas aren't really that different.
    The only difference that I have noticed is quite often in small towns their families and relatives are their as well. I think that is a big plus as it provides you with a strong foundation.
    I'm a city guy, but have always envied the idea of staying in the same place you grew up.
         

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