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What do you like least about the Villages
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Old 04-08-2007, 03:25 PM
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What do you like least about living here? :realmad:

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Old 04-09-2007, 09:27 PM
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the rude people. i am from the midwest where everyone is so friendly and will be nice and wave and say hello. not here. if you look at someone wrong the will give you a dirty look or even if you pause too long at a stop light, they lay on the horn. what is everyone's deal in this place. i heard this was the place to live when you retire. i am sure thinking otherwise.
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Old 04-09-2007, 09:54 PM
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Snowbird..
Where do you travel in the Villages? I live in Orange Blossom Country Club area. Walkers always wave back to my wave..smile when I smile at them..When I travel to the other areas, people still wave back to me. yup..wondering where you travel.

Hmm.. what I don't like..AHH

There is so much that I want to do..and only 24 hours in a day..but hey..that isn't so bad now is it. *winks*
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Old 04-10-2007, 06:37 AM
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the rude people. i am from the midwest where everyone is so friendly and will be nice and wave and say hello. not here. if you look at someone wrong the will give you a dirty look or even if you pause too long at a stop light, they lay on the horn. what is everyone's deal in this place. i heard this was the place to live when you retire. i am sure thinking otherwise.
I'm astonished. The one thing here in the villages that jumps out at me is that everybody waves and says hello. Everybody. It is my suspicion that some people are just plain grouchy to start with and think that everybody else is as well. Present company excluded
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Old 04-10-2007, 08:29 AM
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It's pretty rare to meet a grouch, I agree. Sometimes I think newcomers or visitors seem shocked by the friendliness and react by just staring, but those are exceptions. And yes, some short-timers can be a bit quick with the horn, but those too are exceptions.

Then there are those who present a grouchy face to begin with and get one in return. If you make a friendly appearance you'll certainly get the same in return MOST OF THE TIME.
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Old 04-12-2007, 10:06 AM
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We visited and loved it and are thinking of relocating there! One instance when folks were not too friendly was when we were attempting to get around with a rented golf cart and found ourselves on the county road and we got lots of honks then but then we were where we should not have been! Some good folks told us how to get back onto the cart travel area and we sure appreciated that!
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Old 04-12-2007, 09:04 PM
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It's hard to believe that people in the midwest are friendlier than here in the Villages. It's the friendliest place I have been in 50 years. The warm reception of all we met or passed during our many visits enticed us to relocate here. Perhaps you don't act friendly enough to your new surroundings.
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Old 04-13-2007, 11:26 AM
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I'm totally shocked. Having spent the winter months in the villages for the first time, i was amazed at the friendliness. My wife and are seriously thinking of buying in the next year because we were so impressed.
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Old 04-13-2007, 07:57 PM
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I'm not crazy about the way the houses are crammed in so close to each other. Also, a lot of the activities are kind of "corny". I was embarrased when our friends from Naples came to visit, and one of the exercise classes here was called "giggles & shakes". We're not little kids....
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Old 04-14-2007, 06:49 AM
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If you were embarrassed, that would be totally your problem! One of the greatest things here is that people are able to pursue activities that they might not be able to elsewhere. What's wrong with giggles and shakes? Maybe it hits too close to home! Some activities, surely, are things I would not consider but that doesn't mean others should not, and it certainly doesn't embarrass me.

And by the way, some of us enjoy being kids -- at least at heart!
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