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Thread #56586   Message #886218
Posted By: catspaw49
09-Feb-03 - 03:14 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Where is Dixie
Subject: RE: Folklore: Where is Dixie was a joke...the last part there about Atlanta.

As to the rest regarding getting along......I lived in Chattanooga, Nashville, Charlotte, Atlanta, and southern Kentucky. I was saying that stuff partially tongue in cheek, but the reality is that I watched a lot of northerners continually have problems, bitch, whine, and moan about the South. I loved it, got along well, and would move back to many of those towns and the areas surrounding them in a minute. I was speaking of the general attitude of the ones who did have problems and on several occasions voiced exactly what I said above. Probably the biggest thing I saw was the superior attitudes of northerners getting ANY northerner in trouble.

Had a great customer in Chattanooga. One day I bring in the Regional Manager who had one of those attitudes. At one point, Ivan turned to him and said, "Buddy, we may talk slow, but we don't think slow......Pat is welcome here anytime, but you need to get the hell out of my shop right now." My next stop in Ivan's place was to apologize for even bringing the asshole in, but it was a job requirement.

I don't need lectures either on the subject. Neither do you. No, it isn't the same everywhere and the differences between Chattanooga and Atlanta measure far more than the 100 miles between them! I wasn't directing anything at you except the very end and that was in jest. If you missed that...sorry.