I'm from CT as well & totally agree with Erin. I was floored early on when a black woman held open a door for me & greeted me good morning!
I was quite upset when I first read this article. I attacked the author personally, which I apologize for.
Quite the bitter article. We moved here from CT. If you wanna REALLY see unfriendly, visit there. Charleston (Mount Pleasant areas), are very friendly, no place is a perfect uptopia, but coming from the Northeast, NYC regions... People don't even make eye contact there and the cashiers don't even look at you, let alone say hello. Since we have arrived in SC, we have had conversations in local shops, nice small talk at check out lines, people DEFINITELY smile more and are much more patient and the schools are phenomenal. It's perspective, and it sounds like the author of this article may have lost that a bit. No matter where you live, it's your appreciation and perspectives that make it "home". Sounds like you may need to spend time in an actual under served area to really appreciate the charm, albeit not perfection, of Charleston and it's surrounding areas.
Sorry for your loss, Smoky. I didn't know nik well, but did get to attend jams with him a few times. He was all right.
nice? yes. livable? not always.
A very well tribute to nakita guess you could say he"lived the blues",loved the blues!!!I know he's playin 'brown liquor in a glass" in blues heaven!
THE TITLE OF YOUR ARTICLE gives everyone a perfect picture of a LACK OF CLASS that you have.
Who would want to know your opinion anyway?
Clean up your mouth and maybe someone would.
I love you Smoky.
Great bar, fantastic food, bringing back East Bay Street one customer at a time...
Thanks Smoky....well done Squire.
It's no wonder there are staffing issues in Charleston. Owners want to work you like slaves and pay $9.00/hr. Charleston has the WORST pay I've ever seen and to top it all off...look at how many restaurants have been fined for labor violations.
If you dont like charleston the stay away no one asked you to come here and the woman about the schools i bet were she lives i can say a few things also. Every town a d city has its faults and yes they work on them but people like this dont need to exist. They neex to worry about they own place of living and fix there marriages and put better congressmen in office. Stupid cant be fixed and to say something like that is asinine. This really showed the ignorance of these people.
And by that, I mean they already charge enough to do that. This is definitely an exciting article though. Less of these crappy restaurants that pay for reviews, the better.
And by that, I mean they already charge enough to do that
^^They already do that. High prices, small portions. Case in point, any of Reitz's restaurants...
I'm a Charleston native. Your article is 100% true. Thank you for writing it.
yea, seriously, you negative commenters are proving her point. you people here in charleston with money are only nice to tourists, not the working class. she is spot on! It is a designation that does not really hold up in reality, only in select situations.
Hahaha, it seems all the positive comments on this fabulous perspective have been with the shared links to the story on Facebook! So, here I am to deliver a little perspective of my own, regarding the comments people have wasted all of our time with here.
Number one, most of YOU are the ones she's talking about. Number two, she is not criticizing or "smack-talking" our city, but pointing out the places where we AREN'T living up to our endless sales-pitches. If you think she's the problem, it's most likely you are. Stop being so ego-driven and immaturely hyper-sensitive. Stop taking everything so freakin' personally. OPEN YOUR EYES.
It's time to go to the tip-free model. Restaurant owners should charge enough to pay a living wage to all staffers instead of forcing guests to cough up a 20% add-on to support the geisha/gigolo system of table service.
Wow her telling the truth of her experiences is really hurting some of yall's feelings. Every place has problems don't take how she feels so seriously it's not going to stop thousands of more people from moving here I assure you.
Summary of article: "A tourist magazine poll said something about Charleston - NOW LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT MY UNRELATED SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES!"
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