Why are there so many losers in New York City?

raffster

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Why are there so many losers in New York City?

Sorry I just have to vent.

One of the most pathetic users in the company where I work is this very attractive lawyer who has very poor interpersonal skills. Early today she asked me about a computer problem and while I was helping her made really off-the-cuff comments such like, "Oh Raffster I am so pathetic because my life is pathetic." And she kept going and going and going...I just used my meditation skills to "switch her off."

Anyway during the staff meeting our company's director's secretary who was sitting not too far from The Boss was whispering stuff that would have gotten her fired on the spot (e.g. He's such a liar, such a loser, etc. etc. DURING THE staff meeting.) I was appalled by such a behavior.

Tonight I get home to check my email and I get an email from that "pathetic lawyer". Of all the things I dislike about people asking for help is when they do stuff like this: (The following is an example of her email):

From: Loser Lawyer
To: Raffster (IT Dept)
RE: (none)
Message:

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Her email is succeeded by error messages saying that she couldn't send email to: invalid email addresses and domain names that do not allow our server to relay to them. IT IS VERY CLEARLY STATED ON THE EMAIL.

I feel annoyed because she couldn't even bother to type: "Hey can you check my email when you get in tomorrow? I can't seem to send to those email addresses before?" Or something as simple as "Hey I need your help with something."

What's up with "??????????????????????????????????????????"

I think that just shows what kind of upbringing and manners she has.

Well she is a loser anyway. I honestly haven't met a New Yorker who leads a normal life. Most of them are strange, cocky, arrogant, snobbish and lead pathetic, miserable lives.

Sorry I just had to vent. Having really bad spring allergies can make me very irky.
 

Anakha1

Banned
Garbad_the_Weak said:
Its not just NYC, its the whole east coast. Worst behaved people I have ever met. Ugly too. And stupid.

Garbad
Dude, it's not just the east coast. It's not just NYC. It's everywhere. The majority of society is full of morons and losers.
 

axeil

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Garbad_the_Weak said:
Its not just NYC, its the whole east coast. Worst behaved people I have ever met. Ugly too. And stupid.

Garbad
Garbad your words make me cry.

*tears*
 

Damotta

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Garbad_the_Weak said:
Its not just NYC, its the whole east coast. Worst behaved people I have ever met. Ugly too. And stupid.

Garbad
Yep, you got that right. Us west coast people are all beautiful, and intelligent. :rolleyes:


Well, ok, no, I lie. Actually I think it's a nationwide problem. Just remember, whenever you're having doubts about humanity, you can reinforce those doubts by referring to this poll.
 

Freemason

Banned
It's a problem with the cities. The mob mentality takes over after you reach 250,000 people.

Think back to the times you've been in the big city vs small towns. Big city people are often better educated but dumber than dirt. Small town people are often HS graduates and smarter than hell.

Why is that? I believe it comes down to one's sense of survival. In the cities, there are many people around you. Hence your chance of standing out for any reason is greatly reduced. You are invisible to muggers, punks, corrupt officials, etc.

In the small towns, everybody knows what's going on, who you are, where you are, etc. Any and all dumb mistakes you make are well known. Hence you are forced to be smart enough to either not make the mistakes or bright enough to conceal them.

Why do you think backwater southern boys have reputations of being so damned hard to catch at anything? It's because they have developed their survival techniques. In the cities, you have less reason to.

That's not to say people in the cities are dumb. Far from it. Your example is of a woman smart enough to get the education. Yet her ability to not make a target of herself is non-existant. Had she had some sort of survival tendencies, she would have had the presence of mind to make her problem just another minor glitch easily solved. Now, she's made her failings known to you.

On the other end of the spectrum - trailer parks, drunks not wearing shirts, and the hit TV show COPS. Need I say more?
 

raffster

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Thanks for the empathy guys -- I feel immensely better now. It's sad that the world is full of such people. I really can't understand why people choose to be like this when they could so easily choose to be genuinely nice, kind, sensitive and sensible.

I just replied to her with a one really big "?" followed by: "Do you need my help?"
 

llad12

Diabloii.Net Member
raffster said:
Why are there so many losers in New York City?
Because they are often descendants of those damn blue-belly Yanks.



Signed,

Great great grandson of a Confederate Cavalry soldier
 
Freemason said:
It's a problem with the cities. The mob mentality takes over after you reach 250,000 people.

Think back to the times you've been in the big city vs small towns. Big city people are often better educated but dumber than dirt. Small town people are often HS graduates and smarter than hell.

Why is that? I believe it comes down to one's sense of survival. In the cities, there are many people around you. Hence your chance of standing out for any reason is greatly reduced. You are invisible to muggers, punks, corrupt officials, etc.

In the small towns, everybody knows what's going on, who you are, where you are, etc. Any and all dumb mistakes you make are well known. Hence you are forced to be smart enough to either not make the mistakes or bright enough to conceal them.

Why do you think backwater southern boys have reputations of being so damned hard to catch at anything? It's because they have developed their survival techniques. In the cities, you have less reason to.

That's not to say people in the cities are dumb. Far from it. Your example is of a woman smart enough to get the education. Yet her ability to not make a target of herself is non-existant. Had she had some sort of survival tendencies, she would have had the presence of mind to make her problem just another minor glitch easily solved. Now, she's made her failings known to you.

On the other end of the spectrum - trailer parks, drunks not wearing shirts, and the hit TV show COPS. Need I say more?
Um, having lived in two very small towns for a significant portion of my life, I have to say that the opposite is true. Both were affluent, but incredibly backwater, and the people, in fact, were not all living, breathing Einsteins as you seem to suggest.

Mob mentality, aye, I'll agree with that. Small town people smarter than people elsewhere, 'fraid not. I'd say that stereotyping either group is already a fallacy.
 

myleftfoot

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DrunkCajun said:
Mob mentality, aye, I'll agree with that. Small town people smarter than people elsewhere, 'fraid not. I'd say that stereotyping either group is already a fallacy.
Yeah I was just thinking about the hick mentality. :uhhuh:
 
raffster said:
Thanks for the empathy guys -- I feel immensely better now. It's sad that the world is full of such people. I really can't understand why people choose to be like this when they could so easily choose to be genuinely nice, kind, sensitive and sensible.

I just replied to her with a one really big "?" followed by: "Do you need my help?"
Well handled, Raff. But I think you need to reassess your conclusion that the world is full of such people. It is not; right now you are just looking at it through Loser-colored glasses.
Personally, I feel the world is full of individuals, each one unique and interesting to know. This woman probably has good qualities you just aren't aware of.
 
MixedVariety said:
Well handled, Raff. But I think you need to reassess your conclusion that the world is full of such people. It is not; right now you are just looking at it through Loser-colored glasses.
Personally, I feel the world is full of individuals, each one unique and interesting to know. This woman probably has good qualities you just aren't aware of.
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Generator Of Chaos

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I'm afraid it's a world wide issue... You can bet your life savings that around 70% of the world's population is composed by egotistic, self-centred, idiots...Or just plain morrons... And the several cathegories under "stupid"

Guess why the world's the mess it is? They say humans use about 10% of their brain's total power... I'd say a few humans do...most use about 4% at much..

Maybe it's just me, maybe it's bad luck that everyday I see and hear about the most retarded feats possibly imaginable (sp?)... But hell, if it walks like a duck, sounds like a duck, and looks like a duck......

Unfortunetly all we can do is endure it... We can't fight them, you can't fight over half of the world... Genocide? We need them unfortunetly... So, just give them a "ahum..ok..." kinda atitude and pitty them...
 

Garbad_the_Weak

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To me its not about being stupid, I doubt New Yorkers are more stupid than most (although I wouldn't classify them as above average either).

It is about being socially inept assholes. The whole northeastern culture values bitter sarcasm, greed, and arrogance. The average New Yorker has the social skills of a chimp (complete with throwing their feces and shreeking at anything that moves) and are very boring as people - no hobbies, no friends.

And then they wonder why they are so unhappy and lonely despite being surrounded by 25 million other chimps.

Garbad
 

jmervyn

Diabloii.Net Member
llad12 said:
Because they are often descendants of those damn blue-belly Yanks.

Signed,

Great great grandson of a Confederate Cavalry soldier
I thought you were going to say because they're all blue-staters. (Ties in nicely with the chimp comment above! My boy thinks I work at the place in the Careerbuilder commercial)

Civilization and cramped living conditions spawns perversion. Simple as that. And I don't have the proper accent, so I can appreciate your view; most of the people hereabouts are Bronx, Westchester, or northern New Jersey transplants.
 
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