Forget Southern Hospitality! Are people living in the NE Corridor REALLY RUDE?

Philly Luv! - Philadelphia PA
United States
December 19, 2006 2:44pm CST
While visiting the South a few weeks ago, me and my companion were asked if we were from "Up North" on several occassions. Usually that question was followed by, "I figured, ya'll are so impatient and come off as rude." I mean I did notice that the natives did seem a lot more relaxed (not in so much of a rush), but it only came off as annoying. I don't have the patience for a 20 minute conversation that should have only taken 5. They were also a little more polite (and that suprised me a little to have strangers saying "Good Morning" and the like). Is this true? Do you think that people from NY, PA, NJ are really rude?
2 responses
@marciascott (25553)
• United States
19 Dec 06
I am from the north too. from Ohio. I don't think we are rude. People from the South is more polite than city people.
• United States
20 Dec 06
i do know that they were a lot more polite than i'm used to. as a matter of fact, it kind of threw me off guard at just how nice they were.
@srhelmer (7031)
• Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
19 Dec 06
I don't know about NY and NJ but I lived in PA for a couple of years and the people there really weren't that friendly. And, I've been to the southern states, you have to be very rude to get them insulting you.
• United States
19 Dec 06
LOL! Nah... I don't think that I was rude.