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    The California treatment

    So as I've traveled a little around the US, I've had a sneaking suspicion that I sometimes get "the California treatment" from various establishments and people. I might get a little more hassle than is necessary in a transaction. Or sometimes I believe I'm actually charged more money for things, sometimes double. I am nearly always forced to listen to some kind of anti-California political diatribe even though I have as much to do with crooked politicians and businesses as anybody else. Almost nobody is ever nicer to me after they find out I'm from California.

    Tell me the truth. Are you a resident of another state and do you purposefully mistreat Californians when they are visiting?
    Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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    i will loudly and publically shun a bostonian
    beautiful
    yeah you are

    Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.
    lol

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    I think you may be a little over sensitive, so I suggest you increase the fat in your diet.

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    That made me shoot coffee out my nose! Funny!

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    The only negative things I hear in Washington State about Californians is they are bad drivers. To be fair, everyone I know with terrible road rage has a bias about every other driver not from their state. They'll get cut off by someone from Maryland, Idaho, whatever and all of a sudden everyone from there is a bad driver.

    When I lived in Arizona pre-adulthood, folks from California were "all a bunch of hippies".

    I know nothing of politics in California.

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    I live in Missouri, and we have absolutely no preconceived notions about California or Californians. My dad was a rock musician in the 80s, so we lived in Huntington Beach. I miss that beach, to this day!

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    When ever I run into a Californian I always admit that I did not enjoy the year I lived there.
    I was cold and miserable... totally a location issue.

    However... I visited lots of places there and met lots of great people.
    I think that if people have strange ideas about Californians its completely a media issue. *shrug*

    I think that lots of people have the similar misperceptions about people from many areas of the country though.
    For instance NYC, 'the south', Florida, Washington/Oregon... on and on.
    “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
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    And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.


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    I also hate Boston. Learn how to drive! Ughhhhhh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasputina View Post
    I also hate Boston. Learn how to drive! Ughhhhhh.
    They don't call them "Massholes" for nothing!

    And I say "them" because I don't consider myself a Massachusetts resident even though I've lived here for 16 years. My heart has always been in CO and as soon as I can I will be, too!

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    [QUOTE=jennf;918951]They don't call them "Massholes" for nothing!QUOTE]

    count me in for hating chowderheads too. i spent 4 years of my life living amongst those animals. i've been all over the place, and by far and away, bostonians are the trashiest, most obnoxious pieces of garbage on the planet. until i moved there, i always thought people were kidding when they referred to them as "massholes." boy was i wrong

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