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Thu Apr 25, 2013, 01:27 PM

I'm starting to see the difference between north and south now

I'm without a car right now and see in my problem the difference between north and south.

Here I have half the shop offering me rides for free until I get a car...in Detroit everyone would tell me life sucks and leave me standing.

Here I am waiting on my ride early so we can check on some fencing for him...in the north you would get told to fuck yourself by your neighbors if you asked for help even if you planned to help him with his fenceing

I LOVE the south

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Reply I'm starting to see the difference between north and south now (Original post)
backwoodsbob Apr 2013 OP
Lady Freedom Returns Apr 2013 #1
Sekhmets Daughter Apr 2013 #2
Chan790 Apr 2013 #3
Wounded Bear Apr 2013 #4
raccoon Apr 2013 #5
Baitball Blogger Apr 2013 #6
Taverner Apr 2013 #7
Aristus Apr 2013 #10
TeamPooka Apr 2013 #8
gaspee Apr 2013 #9
Suich Apr 2013 #11
pipi_k Apr 2013 #12
we can do it Apr 2013 #13

Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 01:39 PM

1. It is how it's done in the South.

You help and they help.

It goes way back to when what is happening with your neighbor could happen with you. So you help them because you might need them in the future.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 01:40 PM

2. You must have had some rough neighbors and co-workers....

I lived over half my life in the north and never ran into the problems you describe. I now live in the south...I find people pretty much the same when it comes to lending a helping hand.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 01:43 PM

3. I'm without a car always.

Here I can ride the bus or the Metro or utilize the 500-miles of paved bike-trails in metro DC...in North Carolina, I'm at the whim of others.

Here I am getting ready to go to the store to buy pants...in the south, I'd have to find someone to take me to get pants and I'd get told that I need to learn to drive (nvm that I'm not able to drive for medical reasons) so "bless you, you're not a burden to others."

I also never have to deal with judgmental religiously-vocal bigots.

I LOVE the north. (Conversely, I HATE the South.)

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 01:52 PM

4. I don't know.....

people helping each other out sounds kind of socialistic to me.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 01:53 PM

5. I wonder if the difference is really about big city VS small town? nt

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 02:02 PM

6. It's not always like that.

Just to be fair, there is a lot of, "I got mine, you get yours," going around in Florida.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 02:11 PM

7. I surely would expect a different situation if you were black...

 

Including Detroit.

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Response to Taverner (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 02:59 PM

10. I agree. If you were black, and needed a ride in a "sundown town",

that's a ride you wouldn't come back from. I don't care how often they say 'sir' or 'ma'am' down there.

And I've found people are pretty much the same wherever one goes. Perception counts for a lot.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 02:21 PM

8. Being taken for a ride in the south is not always a good thing.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 02:25 PM

9. Not my experience at all

We had a big tree come down in a storm and my neighbor was right over with his chainsaw to help chop it up. When I lived in the south, the neighbors were thieves whose house looked like a junkyard. We can all do anecdotal evidence.

I hated living in the south - from people demanding to know if I'd been "saved" - I'd answer from what - or that's kind of personal, dontcha think? To hardly anyone spaying and neutering their pets, to not giving heartguard to pets... to political representation being batshit insane to the sucky weather 9 months of the year (granted, warm winters were nice) to the passive aggressive "niceness" to the whole inferiority complex... ugh... you can keep it! I'll take New England any day.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 05:04 PM

11. How are you feeling, bwb???

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 05:06 PM

12. Small rural town

in Western Mass...

We help each other out here because what goes around comes around.



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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 05:20 PM

13. Good thing you're not gay.

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