Monday, May 6, 2013
Mr SH made a comment on my last post that he was from the south. So am I. But I wasn't always a southerner. I grew up in the north, that is, north of the Mason-Dixon line. When I moved south I noticed something. People down here are friendlier. People who don't even know you wave 'hi' when you drive past them. People take more time to talk. They aren't is as much of a hurry. Women at check-out counters will call you "dear" "sugar" "darlin' " "honey" or other similar affectionate terms of endearment, that if used up north would cause one not use to these words to look at you as if you were a bit odd. Up north we say things like "hurry up", "get out of my way idiot", what the H*ll is taking him so long?" and other such kind expressions.