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I don't get it.
New Yorkers are no worse than the citizens of any very large city.
Certainly way better than Parisians.
never met a rude french person.
Another massive generalistion myth exploded !
and wasn't killed by sharks. Therefore there are no sharks off the California coastline.
ANOTHER MYTH DESTROYED.
it was full of cunts.
seriously, why the massive sarcasm ?
If you are then I strongly advise that you NEVER leave the internet.
just thought it was a twatty comment, but then thats par for the course isn't it.
and most of the people I met were lovely.
Dubliners are more rude than New Yorkers.
you openly admit you've never been to either city?
And he meant that as a compliment.
I like NY too.
I meet a fair few New Yorkers with work, granted these are normally old, retired couples. They are lovely and generally refer to everything as 'cute'. I think it's more of a generational thing that a geographical thing.
and this is coming from one of those miserable bastard Londoners
most New Yorkers I met were pleasant, some fake-nice but still.
and - with the exception of one odious subway information bitch - I found most of them to be really friendly. Certainly more so than people in London.
One taxi driver told us not to worry about paying him after I talked to him about cricket (he was an Indian lad) and another let us off free because he thought me and my GF were 'gorgeous'....which is true, but no reason to give us a free ride. And we got invited to have dinner with a guy we met in a queue - this is something I can never picture happening here, much as I love it
Straight-talking and genuine, but I can see why some people might see it as bluntness and disinterest. I have more of a problem with the “have a nice day”-type of Americans that pretend to be ‘folksy’ and ‘wholesome’ but are in fact just hiding an unjustified contempt.
I like people that don’t waste time with idle chit-chat, and I appreciate people that don’t patronise me – outside of Newcastle, it’s the city in which I’ve felt the most relaxed in the company of those that live there.
when i visited nyc i was braced for the supposed rudeness but it never materialised. in fact it was almost always the opposite to rudeness.
of all the cities i have been london is by far the worst for rudeness and lack of communication.
gotta love it