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    #12 Jersey

    this is what I saw...

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    Re: I've frequently seen Boston describe as rude, obnoxious, unfriendly, but..

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    Re: I've frequently seen Boston describe as rude, obnoxious, unfriendly, but..

    Nah, we're just reserved and quiet. Still waters run deep.
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    Re: I've frequently seen Boston describe as rude, obnoxious, unfriendly, but..

    you have that mixed up with NY!!!

    Anytime you have an instance like this people unite....sports rivalries are put aside.....and peoples attitudes change. As soon as the kid was caught..we saw some guy standing behind a live TV reporter yell "Yankees suck" all will be normal again soon and the bumper sticker next to the "Boston Strong" sticker that says "Horn Broken, watch for finger" will once again be to the forefront LOL :D
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    Re: I've frequently seen Boston describe as rude, obnoxious, unfriendly, but..

    Down deep most people realize that we are all AMERICANS and as a nation...United We Stand. :rocker:
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    Re: I've frequently seen Boston describe as rude, obnoxious, unfriendly, but..

    As a group I think outsiders certainly see us that way but it is part of the complete package which comes with grit, determination and heart. We have our flaws like anyone else and its wrong to pretend they don't exist. I think all are tolerable as long as there is a touch of humility.
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    Re: I've frequently seen Boston describe as rude, obnoxious, unfriendly, but..

    sorry to say but I don't agree- there may be an incident here and there where we unite for a short time, but I think this country is as divided as its ever been and the extremes are wider apart than ever. fact is you are going to need the hubble telescope to find a moderate republican or a conservative democrat in the near future. thank god i'm old.:eek:
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    Re: I've frequently seen Boston describe as rude, obnoxious, unfriendly, but..

    History is a cyclical phenomenon that people tend to lose sight of in their day to day lives. The attitudes and atmospheres found in this country today are very similar as in the past throughout several periods and in the end the will of the majority rules. It either takes a singular event or a series of events over the course of time to equal out, but I believe it will.
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    Re: I've frequently seen Boston describe as rude, obnoxious, unfriendly, but..

    Again, not true.
    And in reply the thread title -
    I've actually seen Boston described as "too white". I live in NYC and attended Baruch College. I was in class with my Patriots hat on and the Pakistani guy next to me told me he'd spent time in Boston. I have family up around there, so I asked him how he liked it. He hesitated and didn't really answer. So, knowing him a little bit after sitting next to him for 3 or 4 months and becoming a little friendly with him by that point, I prodded a little. He then came out and said,"Ehh, I didn't really have that good of a time there. When I moved there, I was optimistic, but after a while I just found it to be too white for my liking."

    This is not a melting pot anymore. I've seen a large faction of the Baruch College student body as people who are primarily here to exploit The United States' money earning opportunities.
    As far as patriotism goes, there's none. There's unspoken dislike & jealousy detectable as they do their time in college and enter the professional workforce.
    They live in their own urban pockets of their country of origin. They want nothing to do with "baseball, hot dogs, apple pie, and Chevrolet". Many of them find American culture to be too intricate in comparison to their own. It's like they're used to playing sociological checkers and the american game is more like chess. They don't have the social aptitude to grasp it & they get frustrated.

    Oh yeah, almost forgot...

    Go Pats!
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    Re: I've frequently seen Boston describe as rude, obnoxious, unfriendly, but..

    So you're basing this on one immigrant from Pakistan's interpretation? Do you have any knowledge of America's history dealing with immigration from the 1850s up through the 1950s? From the stuff that the Irish, the Chinese, the Pole's, and on and on and how they eventually settled in, adapted, and ultimately assimilated into American society. If not, you should read up on it. You'll be amazed at the similarities.
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    Re: I've frequently seen Boston describe as rude, obnoxious, unfriendly, but..

    How is that ANY different than the common immigrant experience for centuries?

    "Irish need not apply."
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    Re: I've frequently seen Boston describe as rude, obnoxious, unfriendly, but..

    Grandmother talked of signs underneath Help Wanted signs in Boston stores "NINA" No Irish Need Apply.

    Today's immigrants may get financial aid, free public housing and some even get $2,500 scholarships from the City of Cambridge. Not good enough for some apparently.
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    Re: I've frequently seen Boston describe as rude, obnoxious, unfriendly, but..

    Boston has rude winter weather, but the people are very friendly except when a pedestrian is in the crosswalk or someone is wearing a Yankees hat. I love Boston. It's one of the finest cities in the world. I have been to most of the big ones. I don't quite understand their fascination with baseball, but that is part of their charm.
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    Re: I've frequently seen Boston describe as rude, obnoxious, unfriendly, but..

    The people that say Boston is too white are racists.

    If color doesnt matter (according to them) then who gives a F what color you are?

    New Englanders are cautious private folks who respect one anothers privacy. If someone is overly friendly towards them then think that you want something. I have always said that NEs are much like the Brits. But once you get to know them and they know you, youve got a friend for life.

    Conversely, Southerners act like your best friend upon meeting them, but will stab you in that back as soon as look at you.
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    Re: I've frequently seen Boston describe as rude, obnoxious, unfriendly, but..

    I think it's a dangerous practice to paint all members of any group with the same brush. In that vein, your observation about southerners strikes me as bigoted.
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    "...rude, obnoxious, unfriendly...?"

    But...but...that's exactly what many of us who have to live in exile from the Hub of the Universe miss most about Boston!

    I'm glad everybody was supportive and emotional yesterday...yada, yada, yada...but please don't go all soft and squishy on me and get too "nice."

    Put it this way. The attitude of Bostonians is kind of like the rain in Oregon. It keeps people from moving there and making the place too darn crowded.

    By all means, get all the niceness out of your collective system after this tragedy, but please go back to being your wonderful selves. Don't wreck a good thing!
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    Re: I've frequently seen Boston describe as rude, obnoxious, unfriendly, but..

    Like I care.
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    Guess I'm an old school American.

    Grew up in the 40's, went to school in the 50's and early 60's.

    You know....Pledge of Allegiance, paper route, BB gun, part time job after school, Join the military, get married and THEN raise a family...sometimes work 2 jobs to make ends meet, go to night school to get my degree.

    Get together with neighbors to go around and sing ..yea, I'll say it....CHRISTMAS CAROLS.....also EASTER EGG hunts for the kids.....

    Woah...hope I didn't offend any muslims.


    I'll bet the guys/gals that grew up in the same timeframe have the same work ethic and values as I do.

    Watching the young kids chant USA and sing after capturing that terroristgives me hope that deep down there are still alot of true Americans here, not the "what can I get from the US for nothing" freeloaders.
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    Re: I've frequently seen Boston describe as rude, obnoxious, unfriendly, but..

    Given your original observation, I didn't expect that you would.
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    Re: I've frequently seen Boston describe as rude, obnoxious, unfriendly, but..

    I love that we New Englanders are quiet jerks that, when necessary, have our neighbors' backs.

    I had a neighbor once that would never even look up at me to wave hello but he plowed out my driveway every time it snowed. AKA "Perfect RI Neighbor".

    When I'm in other parts of the country I'm bothered by the fake friendliness. How dare that guy who doesn't know me says "hi" to me!

    I like our old world provincialism in NE.

    I want to keep my place in the old world
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    Re: I've frequently seen Boston describe as rude, obnoxious, unfriendly, but..

    OY vay asmeer....god forbid your neighbor should be friendly...I have the same problem in my town.....The "froomies" don't say hi to me on saturday unless I say "Good Shabbas" to them...then they are somewhat friendly....:p
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    Re: I've frequently seen Boston describe as rude, obnoxious, unfriendly, but..

    Are you sure you're from Boston? I mean, my people are Irish and what you just wrote...in that paragraph...is what was said about us about a century ago, except the specific references would have been different...there were no Chevrolets on the street yet, but the bigotry was the same, as demonstrated in the signs in the windows of stores owned by the dominant culture that "Irish need not apply" for a job.

    It was because people thought that we wanted to live in our "own urban pockets" and that we didn't have the "social aptitude" and whatever else you wrote.

    You might be from Boston in body, but you're not from Boston in spirit. If you can write something like that, you just don't get what this city is all about.

    I'm outa this thread, so save your breath in response. I won't be reading it.
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    Re: I've frequently seen Boston describe as rude, obnoxious, unfriendly, but..

    I didn't know that was you living next door....:wave:
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    Re: I've frequently seen Boston describe as rude, obnoxious, unfriendly, but..

    Refugees get money for 3 months.

    I'm an immigrant. I know how it goes. Father came over at age 45. People constantly tried to rip him off because of his accent, contractors, people from the city, it was never ending.

    I got into my share of scrapes in the 1980s. A bunch of cowards ganged up on me singing that damn illegal alien song by Phil Collins. Fun time! Given my experience, I don't think a lot has changed, but you are certainly wrong about the money for immigrants. That only goes to refugees and even then only for a few months. They aren't eligible for welfare.
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    Re: I've frequently seen Boston describe as rude, obnoxious, unfriendly, but..

    You already know I live in New York City, same as you. Only, I slum it in the outer boroughs by choice. I'm drawn to urban decay and traveling down in class can be taken to art form level if you really know how to pull it off. There's great material out here.
    Regardless, I was referencing what I've observed in NYC from one Pakistani when asking about his experiences in Boston. Then some people over here wanna pile on with some Irish reference from yesteryear. It's apples and oranges. American society's intricacies have reached Kubrikian complexity in the year 2013. That "Irish Need Not apply' reference was freaking Dawn Of Man 1st act material.
    Anywhay, take a subway from your abode on The Upper West Side and come on out to Crooklyn and I'll show you a few modern day self-imposed ghettos. Got one right here in Greenpoint. Even made a sitcom about it called "Two Broke Girls". Got another right next door in Williamsburg too.

    Wanna see SECULARIZATION? I gotcher secularization right here, homeslice.
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    Nice plow...
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    Re: I've frequently seen Boston describe as rude, obnoxious, unfriendly, but..

    Weird thread.
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    Re: I've frequently seen Boston describe as rude, obnoxious, unfriendly, but..

    Taking the high road today, I see. C'mawn, gimme 'lil nibble on that line.
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    Re: I've frequently seen Boston describe as rude, obnoxious, unfriendly, but..

    Before even opening this thread I just knew there would be a back-and-forth going on.

    The Boston metro area is divided into VERY distinct neighborhoods; there's no real "homogenized" feel to it. That's especially true with the downtown and contiguous areas dominated by college kids with strong international representation. If you want to talk New Englanders in general, this much is true: they are protective of their space because there's not a whole lot of it -- that's where the "rep" comes from. (Well, that and many generations of guilt-centric religious conditioning.)

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