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21. Posted by phil767 (Budding Member 54 posts) 8y

Thanks James..And RugbyJock..You are right in a way...There are nice people like James living in Sydney...I only mean that It's split half and half...I think that some people that don't smil don't actually intend to offend.

It's possibly the area I am in of sydney..Broadway..Like I said before I went to cronulla and met some brilliant ozzy girls...They were so friendly it was amazing..I hadnt experienced that much in england but still there is a great percentage that aren't as nice and it seems high here...But anyway it might be fashion snobs residing here putting a bad affect on others living here or something. Anyway on my trip report I will just say I liked the buildings and talk about the nice girls that I met...And maybe pop over to brissy aswell

22. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 8y

Quoting phil767

Thanks James..And RugbyJock..You are right in a way...There are nice people like James living in Sydney...I only mean that It's split half and half...I think that some people that don't smil don't actually intend to offend.

It's possibly the area I am in of sydney..Broadway..Like I said before I went to cronulla and met some brilliant ozzy girls...They were so friendly it was amazing..I hadnt experienced that much in england but still there is a great percentage that aren't as nice and it seems high here...But anyway it might be fashion snobs residing here putting a bad affect on others living here or something. Anyway on my trip report I will just say I liked the buildings and talk about the nice girls that I met...And maybe pop over to brissy aswell

Mate, Cronulla is close to my home turf. I have spent years surfing there, and go down nearly every weekend although now with the kids rather than the surfboard.

A mate of mine and I had dinner down there the other night at an outdoor cheap Thai restaurant. As my mate said, "there was pu**y down here years ago, and there's still pu**y down here now" (his words not mine). Looking at the bevvy of blonde bombshells at the next table, it was hard to disagree with him.

I work in the city, and I went to the University of Technology (that fugly UTS building on Broadway) so I know Broadway well. It's okay, but it's turned into a dumping ground for international university students.

If you want to catch up for a beer at some point drop me a PM.

James

23. Posted by wanderer82 (Full Member 111 posts) 8y

I can relate in the fact that Sydney people do consider themselves a little superior. When I went to rural NSW and Queensland I found the people to be more friendly but no overly so.

TBH I think it is just a difference between city and country people.

24. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 8y

Quoting RUGBYJOCK

I can relate in the fact that Sydney people do consider themselves a little superior. When I went to rural NSW and Queensland I found the people to be more friendly but no overly so.

TBH I think it is just a difference between city and country people.

I'm not so sure about that. I find country people a real pain in the arse. "From the city are ya mate? What ya doin' 'round here? Ya not gonna find ya posh city stuff around here", etc, etc, etc. They are mostly a bunch of inbreds who practice a form of reverse snobbery.

25. Posted by Erik85 (Respected Member 274 posts) 8y

Quoting Peter

Let me guess... you are wondering why people say "How's it going?" and don't expect an answer?

I think it's worse when people say "How ya goin'- alright?" and answer the question for you, defeating the purpose of it all

Hmm as for the snob thing I think Melbourne can also be pretty bad when it comes to some demographics!

26. Posted by sneddon (Budding Member 19 posts) 8y

Just come from Oz where I spent 10/11 months. Thought the majority or people were up themselves. Got sick of the pommie jokes, the thick jokes for the Irish and the jokes for people from New Zealand. I have yet to meet a backpacker that think different. However I did meet some really sound people and would go as far as saying they were the soundest people I have ever met unfortunately though for the time I was there I met more rude people than I did sound people.

27. Posted by phil767 (Budding Member 54 posts) 8y

Quoting sneddon

Just come from Oz where I spent 10/11 months. Thought the majority or people were up themselves. Got sick of the pommie jokes, the thick jokes for the Irish and the jokes for people from New Zealand. I have yet to meet a backpacker that think different. However I did meet some really sound people and would go as far as saying they were the soundest people I have ever met unfortunately though for the time I was there I met more rude people than I did sound people.

Yes Exactly...Not one day has gone past for me when I haven't met people here that are rude. I didn't come here to bash...I just wanted to know if it was just me....

I only have to go out for 1 hour and feel like It's not natural for me to smile here...If anyones watched Equilibrium you'll understand.

Again Ozzy group of girls I met on the train near Cronulla were absolute angels but it's very much about 30% of the people...I thought America was bad but not anymore...Funny thing is that when I went to job agencies they were really friendly and happy to meet someone...And probably the tourist areas they are ok but I get a stress head ache every day unless I am in the house all day and not meeting anyone but then that's not good so I try to go quiet routes now

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 29, 2008, at 9:39 PM by phil767 ]

28. Posted by Sebjy (Budding Member 20 posts) 8y

Hmmm is it me or is this the most ridiculous post ive ever read??? Brit's calling Sydney siders rude and pretentious lol. Thats real rich (by the way im British and have lived in both the UK and Sydney). Sydney is no different in that respect from any other big city: London, New York blah blah blah. How you can possibly generalise about an entire city is beyond me and more of a reflection on your shallow assumptions than anything else. For those of you who havn't been there, I urge you to do what travellers do and go in with an open mind, Sydney is not for everyone but where is? That said read any official statistics to see which cities in the world most people would like to live in or have already moved to and you'll see how frequently Sydney comes in the top 10.

By the way Phil 'im not a stirer' 767. You are the hypocritical epitomy of what makes some Aussies anti Brit.

29. Posted by fires (Full Member 17 posts) 8y

Quoting Sebjy

Hmmm is it me or is this the most ridiculous post ive ever read??? Brit's calling Sydney siders rude and pretentious lol. Thats real rich (by the way im British and have lived in both the UK and Sydney). Sydney is no different in that respect from any other big city: London, New York blah blah blah. How you can possibly generalise about an entire city is beyond me and more of a reflection on your shallow assumptions than anything else. For those of you who havn't been there, I urge you to do what travellers do and go in with an open mind, Sydney is not for everyone but where is? That said read any official statistics to see which cities in the world most people would like to live in or have already moved to and you'll see how frequently Sydney comes in the top 10.

By the way Phil 'im not a stirer' 767. You are the hypocritical epitomy of what makes some Aussies anti Brit.

Nicely put.

30. Posted by sneddon (Budding Member 19 posts) 8y

In my reply I meant the whole of Oz. I had people rude to me just because I was 'a pommie'. Yeah you get rude people everywhere you go but from what I experienced and witnessed with other travellers there was simply no need for it. So no this isn't a ridiculous post.