Is this racist/regionalist?

Calgary, Alberta
January 9, 2011 3:27am CST
I dont know if this is coincidental but whenever I meet a person from a certain region from my country I dont get along with them. I dont know why I dont get along with them but I never met a person from that certain region of my country that i get along with. I'm not stereotyping, I just dont click with hem for some unknown reason, they were very hostile and rude to me and They also get on my nerves. I'm trying to be calm as possible but every person from that area that I met in my life are arrogant and always make their own rules. By far in my lifetime and met 16 people from that town and all of them are people that I cant like. I never did anything with this people but I know I will never be friends with this people. I dont hold a grudge with this people but I think its cultural difference that I dont click with. I dont have a harmonious chemistry with them.
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7 responses
@madteaparty (2763)
• Japan
10 Jan 11
Well, it would be racist if they were from a race different from yours and you disliked them because of that. About being regionalist, I think it's not regionalist either. You just happened not to be able to get along with people from that area, but that can happen to anyone. Probably in that area there are thousands of people living, and you just met 16. Probably one day you'll met someone from that area you can get along with, I hope
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• Calgary, Alberta
10 Jan 11
If I could meet a person from that region who is nice, who I can get along with, It would be awesome, Since most of the experiences I have with the people from that area is not nice. It would be a refreshing change, Thanks for making me feel i'm not being regionalist at all and I just happen to met the wrong people.
• Philippines
9 Jan 11
I don't really liked my own tribe, though i never said so directly. I made this discussion about a Lady from Pangasinan who works in the pharmacy insulting me by asking if i understand what they are talking about.i never wanted to talk to her again after that, then i told a fellow kababayan that what she did was racist. people in the province for me are very uneducated, it's not their fault though i am not sure they can be compassionate if they're educated still.I do remember one relative stole almost our entire kitchen set putting it in the sack. i never wanted her back. i agree it is cultural difference, people in teh province thinks were rich here.
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• Calgary, Alberta
9 Jan 11
I cant stand them because they dont assimilate, As I said they make their own rules instead of trying to adapt to a place that is not their territory. They were also just darn rude more than you can imagine. They were arrogant while they achieved nothing yet.
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@syankee525 (6295)
• United States
9 Jan 11
yeah if they are rude first. it would be hard to get along with. i dont mind meeting people who have different out look then i do. as long they can show me respect is what matter. i love meeting people for different countries and they are willing to talk with me about how different its where they are from and even with regionison as well. its all about respect,
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• Calgary, Alberta
9 Jan 11
i really dont make first impressions last but they were usually rude the firsts time and rude for long term. They were also hard to organize. They were kinds chaotic which makes it hard for me to get along with them. I was always respectful but they have attitude and behaviors I cant stand.
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@thesids (22362)
• Bhubaneswar, India
9 Jan 11
Hi Captain, It has nothing to do with regionalist or racist. I believe it has something to do with with one of your earlier discussions on Rebirth. As you mention here - By far in my lifetime and met 16 people from that town and all of them are people that I cant like. I never did anything with this people... I find the "That Town" and I never did "anything with this people " supporting my view. I believe that the Town has some connection with your feelings.
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• Calgary, Alberta
9 Jan 11
I actually never been in their town, They usually leave their town and go to the city where I work because its more progressive. They irritated me for many reason, first they were to old fashioned and just damn conservative to the core. Then they have a very different taste from me, Then they were close minded.
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@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
9 Jan 11
If you met someone, you liked them, and then you found out they were from that region, would you then hate them because of it? If not, then no, it is not any kind of prejudice. It's okay to not get along with everyone.
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• Calgary, Alberta
9 Jan 11
If I will met someone from that place who is likable it would be awesome but by far most of the people AI met there are jerks full of arrogance. They act superior while their city is not even progressive to begin with.
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@Muse603 (18)
• United States
10 Jan 11
Don't worry about it's the same every where. I have the similar experience like that. Some people as just aren't as culturally open. Some people are brick walls and aren't willing to open up. I'm sorry those people were rude to you. Lets just say in our world everyone judges. They don't know you personally you, so don't worry about. A life lesson to you, " There are people in this world that either like you or don't."
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• Calgary, Alberta
11 Jan 11
Are they from the same country where you live? Isn't it weird when people from a different region of your country seemed to be more foreign than foreigners.
• United States
11 Jan 11
Yes these people are from the same country. No I wouldn't say it necessarily weird, but in my opinion I kinda of expect it to happen. The reason why is people live in an in different environment and are raised differently and have different views,
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@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
10 Jan 11
hello Albert, I thought i was the only one having issues like this. I also have problem dealing with people from a particular place here in our country. So,this means...there's a regional problem,probably the differences,since we have different cultures and tradition here in our country. I always want to shrug off this idea,but meet few people from that place and 99% having same indifferences,that i can't get along with (no matter how i tried) i even thought i am paranoid or something. Now i know...your topic give me at least a consolation not to blame myself too much. Have a good day
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• Calgary, Alberta
10 Jan 11
Our country is a group of islands thats why we are all apart and culturally not so united I guess. It makes me think, Why i cant get along with these people, I'm not racist and I dont discriminate but why i cant get along with them and why I can get along better with foreigners than them. Yes i tried to get along with them too, and its also 99% result in my case. They just dont want to assimilate.