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Friendly islanders on STX!!!  

 

picaflores
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February 16, 2013 11:39 am  

Hubbie had engine trouble last night, and was trying to fix it on the side of the road. He said multiple cars stopped and asked if he needed help or a tow! He managed to fix it after a bit and made it home, but was very impressed with the friendliness and willingness to help of fellow islanders:-)
We like our island!!!

STX


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Ronnie
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February 16, 2013 1:33 pm  

Need to have a like button like on Facebook!! Glad you realize the friendliness.

RL8-)


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terry
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February 16, 2013 2:21 pm  

We found the same thing. A couple of years ago I had a flat on the road from Salt River. 5 people stopped to ask if they could help. The fifth would not take no for an answer, A little Rasta man even got out his floor jack and proceeded top take over.
Very nice.(tu)
Here in AZ, We would still be sitting :@) Unless I was in my street rods, then a car guy would stop.


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stt007
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February 18, 2013 3:10 am  

In our limited experience, it is true. Stx'ers are such nicer people. It is one of the main reasons we moved from stt to stx. Had a home on stt for 11 years. Visited Stx a few times and decided to sell stt and buy stx. Not sure why the difference exists but it is profound and easily and quickly perceived. Country vs city? Not as many tourists with their arrogant ways? Have no idea, but it is a world of difference. I am not surprised by your story. Is it perfect? No, but we feel such a sense of community here we never felt on stt. There we always felt unwelcome, from surly staff at the stores to hateful government employees. The difference is huge and palpable. Thanks for your observation.


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islandpuma
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March 8, 2013 10:45 pm  

Wow hope I never have to move to St. Thomas because I had no idea people could be so rude, racist and evil until I moved to St. Croix. All the PC people on this site either don't have to work with locals or are just in denial. I wish people would have been honest with me about this before I moved here. This site is full of BS.


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Bombi
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March 8, 2013 11:06 pm  

Thanks for coming, culturally challenged?

I'll donate 10 bucks for your ticket home

optimist with low expectations on STX


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Cruz
 Cruz
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March 9, 2013 12:08 am  

And I'll help pack their bags. 🙂


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speee1dy
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March 9, 2013 11:56 am  

what was your experience and why do you say they are racist etc.... it does take time for people to warm up to you. i have found both wonderful people and extremely rude people. but i am curious about your experience


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terry
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March 9, 2013 2:22 pm  

We found the same thing. A couple of years ago I had a flat on the road from Salt River. 5 people stopped to ask if they could help. The fifth would not take no for an answer, A little Rasta man even got out his floor jack and proceeded top take over.
Very nice.(tu)
Here in AZ, We would still be sitting :@) Unless I was in my street rods, then a car guy would stop.

Well, that blew my theory, last week I was driving a customers Classic 1956 Chevy street rod and had a flat on the freeway. He did not have a lug wrench to fit the lug nuts on his mag wheels.:S
While waiting for the tow truck to arrive with a lug wrench, probably 1000 cars passed and not one stopped!


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Islander
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March 9, 2013 4:09 pm  

Wow hope I never have to move to St. Thomas because I had no idea people could be so rude, racist and evil until I moved to St. Croix. All the PC people on this site either don't have to work with locals or are just in denial. I wish people would have been honest with me about this before I moved here. This site is full of BS.

Islandpuma,

Several of your recent posts were removed. Your comments included so much negative rhetoric that they appear to be that of someone trying to stir up an argument with other board users.

Your comments however were on topics that people potentially wanting to move here and those that already live here may want to discuss: your feeling racism, working with locals, the strength of unions and laws protecting employees from being fired even when there are grounds to do so. However your means of communicating about these topics seemed more like a rant than a discussion and as a consequence the topics you brought up were pretty much lost.

Hopefully you can have an objective dialogue with other board users about these topics and share your experiences, particularly since you commented that some of these issues were not ones you found addressed prior to your own move.


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terry
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March 10, 2013 10:02 am  

(tu)


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Aquaholic
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April 7, 2013 4:03 pm  

There are rude people everywhere, you can't change them.
Only how it effects you.

If you are positive then positive things come your way.

No matter where you move to next you will always have problems, because of that negative mind set.

You are too young and life is too short to think that way.

Good luck to you.


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toninski
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April 9, 2013 1:11 am  

I wholeheartedly agree with the most of these posts. I came from Northern California 2 years ago, small community of friendly folk.....and was astonished at the wonderful treatment my children and I have had since arriving on island. I heeded the advice of folks on this board on what is polite etc, and have not had any bad situations, and I have worked home health where I have been on every inch of this island and gone in almost all of the projects. My experiences on a daily basis were so much more pleasant than in California where I was born and raised, that I purchased a home and my children will go through grade school to graduation here and be better, more polite, helpful people because of it!

Love STX


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