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angriest cities

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by novelist_wannabe, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Sorry if this is a d_b, but I stumbled across this this morning and thought the results were a little surprising.

    http://www.menshealth.com/cda/article.do?site=MensHealth&channel=health&category=metrogrades&conitem=9ca8a9f3340dc010VgnVCM10000013281eac____
    1. Orlando, FL

    2. St. Petersburg, FL

    3. Detroit, MI

    4. Baltimore, MD

    5. Nashville, TN

    6. Wilmington, DE

    7. Miami, FL

    8. Memphis, TN

    9. Jacksonville, FL

    10. St. Louis, MO
     
  2. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    How can they leave New York out of the top 10! Fuck them!
     
  3. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    I can hear Philadelphia booing from here.
     
  4. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Orlando always makes me angry. I think it has something to do with all of that manufactured happiness they try to peddle at the theme parks. Usually, I'm just trying to get some work done but I'm assaulted by all things Disney every second I'm there. Screaming, sunburned kids on sugar binges. Worn out moms threatening them. Dads vowing never again to stand on such long lines for over-priced rides. I always avoid flying out of Florida from Orlando, too. Planes are filled with the same screaming families fighting over over-head storage space to fit their giant, stuffed Little Mermaid dolls. The golf courses at the Grand Cypress are nice, though.
     
  5. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    New York isn't an angry city. Whenever shit happens here--like the blackout a few years ago--people turn incredibly decent. I had to walk about 7 miles to get home. The streets were filled with people walking. It was really hot outside. And storekeepers were handing out free ice cream to anyone who wanted it, figuring it was going to melt anyhow. That struck me as very nice.

    I've lived in Chicago and New York. I always said the main difference was that people will stab you in the back in either place. In Chicago, they'll smile to your face and give you the shiv when you are not looking. In New York, they have the decency to show you the knife first. Which is worse?
     
  6. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    Philly booed Santa Claus, for christ sakes, and they're not in the top 10?
     
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    The angriest city is anyone i happen to be in at the time... deal with it
     
  8. Gold

    Gold Active Member

    Hey, that was 40 years ago, it was cold, and the Eagles were losing.

    And didn't they throw snowballs at Santa Claus?
     
  9. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    I was at Laguardia when the blackout happened and encountered the same thing. Folks were naturally concerned about terrorism, and cellphones weren't working, so the NYC cabbies were opening their doors and blasting their radios, relaying info to people who were in turn, relaying it to everyone in the baggage area and upstairs in ticketing. Very cooperative, non-angry atmosphere.
     
  10. leo1

    leo1 Active Member

    strange list. i can see a list of rudest cities but angriest? i don't really buy it.
     
  11. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    NYC is definitely friendlier than most cities. New Yorkers seem gruff because they move at a fast pace, and because they're all on top of each other. But, yeah, in a crisis great or small they respond. I always remember, from my time there, when there would be community bonding over someone as small as a subway being excrutiatingly late. Suddenly, the walls would come down, and people would start talking to each other about what was going on.

    I can understand why St. Petersburg is up there. It's because it's full of old people and the Devil Rays.
     
  12. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Lotta cranky old people in Florida.

    But Philly has to be on this list.
     
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