# I Heart MD.

1. Jan 16, 2007

### Cyrus

I recently went to Beverly Hills California for 10 days, and it was a nice place. I think Maryland has a nicer city, but CA has nicer people. Today I went to the super market to buy chicken to make some chicken stock, and I must say, what a bunch of angry, miserable, SOB's live in Maryland. I really cant stand these people anymore. They are all jerks. Obviously not all of them, but a good majority of these people act like a POS. MIH, send over some of those nice California girls that smile at you when you walk by.....:grumpy:

In conclusion, dont visit Maryland or DC for the people. The people in NY are rude, but they have character to them. The people here are just rude or snobs.

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2. Jan 16, 2007

### Gokul43201

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Just thought we should save this for posterity!

The people are nicer in Georgetown and Adams Morgan. This is true!

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3. Jan 16, 2007

### Cyrus

I did not mean the entire state, just the part I live in which is the DC area.

No there not..........those are some of the worst snobs.

4. Jan 16, 2007

### Moonbear

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And more and more of them keep moving here. They're obnoxious and then get mad when someone doesn't yield the right of way to their SUV (but I still have enough Jersey in me to just give them the finger and keep going...I don't care how big they are; if I have the right of way, they can just keep honking while they wait their turn...if they weren't being pushy, and honking the horn, I might have let them go).

5. Jan 16, 2007

### Ivan Seeking

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Cyrus, didn't you know? Californians are the friendliest people in the US. I think this results from all of the new-age chanting, and the large reserves of positive crystal energy.

Have a nice day.

6. Jan 16, 2007

### edward

This all kind of reminds me of an old 60's song.

"All the gold in California is in a bank in the middle of Beverly Hills in sombody else's name."

We had an estimated 35,000 Californians arrive in AZ last year. They can sell their CA 1600 sq. ft. 3 bedroom one bath house for $600,000 and move here and buy a 3,500 sq. ft. 5 bedroom 4 bath house and have about$100,000 left over.

What this has to do with this thread is beyone me.

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7. Jan 16, 2007

### lunarmansion

Beverly Hills California? I visited for a while too. Tinsel town. The only good thing about the place was that Al Pachino came to look at the house where I was invited to stay and I saw his two twin daughters who were four and he must have been at least seventy.

8. Jan 16, 2007

### chroot

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California is wonderful in so many ways -- though admittedly Beverly Hills is on the bottom of my personal list.

I work in silicon valley, and live in the east bay, just over the bridge from SF. I grew up on the east coast, and spent many summers working in the DC area. I hated it! Certainly, DC drivers are some of the biggest jerks on the planet, but it seems dumb to judge an entire demographic by its typical driver. Beyond being incredibly mean behind the wheel, I never got much of a "friendly vibe" from the people in DC, even just walking down the street or hanging out in a bookstore.

On the other hand, many people will tell you that silicon valley is an extremely fast-pased environment where everyone's worked to death, but that just hasn't been my experience here. In fact, people seem pretty laid back, all things considered. Certainly, people are nice drivers here. If you signal, I'd say nine of ten drivers will actively allow you to change lanes in from of them. Beyond driving, people in the bay area are some of the most tolerant, socially liberal, kind people you'll ever meet.

I don't know the reason -- maybe it's the nice weather, the many excellent things to do outdoors, the generally wealthy and educated populous and world-class schools, the good job market, the general memes of tolerance and acceptance of others, the diverse ethnicities, or what -- but California is by far my favorite place that I've ever lived. It's expensive as hell to live here, but, like all things, you get what you pay for.

- Warren

9. Jan 16, 2007

### lunarmansion

SF I liked too. The ocean is so close by and the air is always invigorating. Excellent weather.

10. Jan 16, 2007

### Moonbear

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Aside from the bad drivers who move into town each new school year, I enjoy living and working with really friendly people here (genuinely friendly, not just plastering a smile on their face and saying hi without really wanting to get to know you, as I've experienced other places). We have pretty views and places to enjoy the outdoors, but none of that California price tag on stuff.

11. Jan 16, 2007

### Cyrus

Yeah, but Montgomery County is the thrid richest county in the nation and they are still jerks. It has all that you mentioned.

Hah, one lady was going down the isles with her shopping cart on a damn rampage. I think she would have run me over and cursed at me for being in her way.

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12. Jan 16, 2007

### Gokul43201

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I...Electron PhD?

Bah, these snobbishly cryptic cardiologists!

13. Jan 16, 2007

### Cyrus

.........what?

14. Jan 16, 2007

### Moonbear

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:rofl: I thought it was something about cardiology or medicine when I first saw the thread title too.

15. Jan 16, 2007

### Cyrus

Oh...............I get it now.

16. Jan 16, 2007

### Ivan Seeking

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Seriously, I have spent a fair amount of time in many of the 50 States, and I was most struck by the people in Rhode Island and Conneticut. I don't know if it was a fluke or indicative of the culture, but as a whole, they really were the friendliest people I have ever met. In contrast, my aunt lived in Taxachussets, and after ~forty years she was still treated like an outsider. She claimed that you are only a native if your gggg grandparents came over on the Mayflower.

17. Jan 16, 2007

### Math Is Hard

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I am bundling up your care package, Cy. The girls complained and scratched me when I tried to stuff them in the box. Would you settle for some tangerines?

18. Jan 16, 2007

### Cyrus

Thats another thing. The food in CA is so cheap!

19. Jan 17, 2007

### turbo

That's because CA steals irrigation water and gives it to large farms and pays the migrant farm workers like they were worthless. A large greenhouse just started operations a few miles from here and my brother's GF got a job there. Guess what? Since they are an agricultural enterprise, they can force the workers to work any schedule they want and do not have to pay overtime. On the up-side there are a lot of Mexicans moving into the area, and MAYBE some enterprising Mexicans will start up a real restaurant in the area, instead of that crappy chilies/taco bell stuff.

20. Jan 17, 2007

### turbo

Mainers are much friendlier, but more reserved. A couple of our friends moved to Maine to get away from the Quincey/Brockton area and try to keep their kids out of the drug scene. The reason they came here in the first place was that they were riding their Harley FL here and it started raining hard. They pulled under a tree to ride it out, and an older couple across the road hollered to them to come up on their open porch to stay dry and talked to them and treated them nicely until the storm passed. Bob's comment was "that would never have happened in Mass". Now he's a top-listing real estate agent for a local realty company. He is a hell of a nice guy, and very thoughtful and respectful. I have known him for years and never saw that side of him until he got up here - the culture that you live in can be a huge influence on your character.

EDIT: This is one of the bikers from the South Boston area that I have been hanging with for the last 20 years or so when they come to Maine. They are a rough-looking H-D crowd, but for the most part they are decent folks. One clean-cut guy is a retired MA state trooper who (usually) behaves himself. They are a different breed of cat, though, and Bob and his wife have acclimated very well to Maine.

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