southern hospitality is dead and buried  

SlimGoodGuy 39M
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4/14/2006 4:05 pm

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southern hospitality is dead and buried


After living down here for a few years, I've seen the hospitality that the South is known for slowly fade away. Maybe it's because I live so close to Texas. Texans are a different breed of southerner than the rest of us. I was born in Tennessee, so I was raised to understand common courtesy known in the South. I lived in the midwest and I'm starting to miss the work ethic I enjoyed there.

The lack of common courtesy is actually something that is fading fast all over our country, but when it comes time to practice what we preach, we're just as rude as the next guy. I think it's because our lives are so busy now and multitasking pushes us to a breaking point we can't handle. We were doing so good post 9/11 by helping each other out, but that only lasted a year or so.

So, if you feel the guy in the car in front of you cut you off or the chick on the cell phone should talk a little quieter next to you, pay some attention to your own faults and pass the good vibe on. If you treat someone with some respect, there's a good chance that will register in their mind. It will carry through in their own interactions with other people.

Quit thinking "me me me" for a second and look at us as a whole. The golden rule is a good one to live by even if you're not religious. I've found many of the religious ones are actually the hypocrites.

I've changed a lot in the last five years in light of the changing atmosphere in our country. Maybe it's because I spent most of that time outside of the USA in the Caribbean and in England.
If I get one person to lighten up a bit this evening who will treat someone else the way they'd like to be treated, I'll sleep better tonight and chances are, so will they.

Catch ya later

caressmewell 54F

4/14/2006 5:35 pm

Southern hospitality is alive and well in GA.


rm_crtyboy4 70M

4/14/2006 5:35 pm

Southern hospitality is dying because of all the damn yankees moving down here!!!!


SlimGoodGuy 39M

4/14/2006 11:41 pm

crtyboy4,

Unless those Yanks learned how to do a southern accent, I'd say hospitality died from the inside out. Sorry man, I can see you're proud, but the North vs South thing can't explain this one.


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