Having to deal with southerners? My DH and I have been considering a move to the south for a long time. We often visit and every time I go down there I have a negative experience with a (random)Southern person. We have family down there and they say it is because I act to Northern. I really want to move to the south. I really don't want to put up with southern people. I can't win. Is it just a get use to it kind of thing? The thought of adopting southern accent makes me want to puke too. I totally know I'm being shallow. It makes me sad. I just can't get over these irrational feelings.
****I WANT to like Southerners. I want to believe that people everywhere can be assholes and that I've just had bad expriences. It just seems to me anyway that people down there are more concerned with what others are doing. There is a lot less care when moving around do'ing your day to day stuff in the North it seems. It is much faster paced. So I admit I am being a bit over the top about a lot of it. Though some of it is for comedic dramatic effect. I really am irrationally paranoid about moving to the South and not being accepted because of my fast paced progressive loud mouthed female ways.******
I'm more than sure I'm being irrational. The slower pace and people waving to you as you pass them on a two way street will always be weird to me. I'm use the a hustle bustle mind set. Keep your head down, get in get out, and the less human interaction the better. The South has its redeeming qualities and there are things I love about it. I'm just gonna put on my big girl panties and take it one day at a time. I'm not going to change the way I talk to fit in. I'm just not all about the accent rubbing off. Either way I think from all the replies I've realized that negative begets negative. If I go into it with a shitty attitude I'm likely to sabotage my own experience. Here's to a positive mind set. Cheers