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Why All the Smiles and Hellos?

When I moved to San Diego (about a month ago) I was told the people here are different from the people in Orange County. Numerous sources told me that people are "more laid back," and "real."

I live in Bankers Hill in an old hotel renovated and turned into an apartment complex. I love it! It has so much character and personality.

But, when I walk around the building and down the streets everyone smiles and says hello. They don't just say hello, they go as far as asking how I'm doing!

At first it threw me. I couldn't tell if they were being real or fake. I wasn't sure about the authenticity of this place.

After the initial shock, I'm beginning to get used to the idea of all these smiles and hellos.

I salute you san diegans for your attempt at humanity and encourage you to keep smiling. Thanks for the breath of fresh air.

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When I moved to San Diego (about a month ago) I was told the people here are different from the people in Orange County. Numerous sources told me that people are "more laid back," and "real."

I live in Bankers Hill in an old hotel renovated and turned into an apartment complex. I love it! It has so much character and personality.

But, when I walk around the building and down the streets everyone smiles and says hello. They don't just say hello, they go as far as asking how I'm doing!

At first it threw me. I couldn't tell if they were being real or fake. I wasn't sure about the authenticity of this place.

After the initial shock, I'm beginning to get used to the idea of all these smiles and hellos.

I salute you san diegans for your attempt at humanity and encourage you to keep smiling. Thanks for the breath of fresh air.

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Bankers Hill is infested with crime. People say hello to you because they think you are either a tweaker(meth user), or a criminal. They say hello to let you know your presence in the neightborhood in known, and that your face will be remembered in case you decide to commit a crime. You should be insulted by their greetings.

Feb. 6, 2009

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