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Southern Belle Secrets

It’s different up here. People look different, act different, and to someone coming from the South, they seem rude, unfriendly, never make eye contact or utter a greeting.

The term, “Southern Hospitality” did not come to be without reason. Normally, these secrets would stay in the South, but in an effort to make the coming months a little more bearable for me, I’m going to let the cat out of the bag.

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Please note that no one has ever died saying, “please”, “thank you”, “hello”, “good-bye”, “excuse me” or “after you”, and supposedly it takes less muscles to smile than it does to scowl.

The weather is miserable but people don’t have to be. Though maybe it’s part of the national heritage, like Canadian Content.

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  1. et  January 18, 2014

    now that’s just rude. LOL

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    • gordon  January 18, 2014

      “Rude” is how the north seems to a Southerner. It took me a long time to figure it out as, once you meet a person, he’s as friendly as can be.

      It’s ‘strangers’. In the South, everyone makes eye contact, smiles and says ‘hey’, whether you know the person or not. In the north, no one looks at anyone else, deep in thought about personal business, giving off the impression of being unfriendly.

      It’s all from the perspective of what you’re used to in your native environment.

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      • elayne  January 18, 2014

        maybe in TO but not necessarily in Ottawa. The valley folk are a little more friendly I think.

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