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I was raised here in Oregon and then moved to Santa Monica Ca. when I was in my later teens. I have lived in Santa Monica for over 20 years and just recently moved back. Since I have been back I have noticed that Oregonians are rude, full of them selves, self centered and have a tendency to act superior. In Santa Monica you knew who those people were ( New Yorkers and the rich North of Montana Ave. people ) and just avoided them, however here I am finding it harder to do that. Every time I adventure out I encounter a rude/self centered person. These people are from all walks of life - rich, poor, hippy, yuppy ......
I was at LBCC to sign up for something and this lady dressed as a sudo hippy ( a hippy with money ) walked in front of me, while on her cell phone, and got in line ahead of me. She did not stop her cell phone conversation and motioned to the person behind the desk that she would be right with her after her conversation!!! I waited for the desk person to help me while she was on the phone but that did not happen. I waited about 5 min. and then spoke up " excuse me, I believe my thing will only take a second" the desk person said " I am sorry as soon as I am done with the lady in front of you". The desk person was not helping her, she was waiting for her!
I know I sound like a negative Nelly, and I am very sorry for that, you have no idea how sorry I am for that. Every day I put a smile on my face and try again. We will see, I will give the place were I grew up a chance, a year, but if I am still this unhappy with the so called "friendly" state of Oregon I will move. And I am sure many of you will say good riddance but I say to you stop being so uppity and self centered, please, I beg of you, be nice and have manners to your fellow citizens. You do not know if they are native or not. Is this how you like to be treated? I was raised to treat people how I want to be treated. I will continue to treat people with kindness, I just would like some in return.
posted 3 years, 9 months ago
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