Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 01:18:26 -0700

From: Kim & Rima McKinzey rkm[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SLIP.NET

Subject: Re: Those (expletive deleted) stereotypes


I am thoroughly sick and tired of the perpetuation of the stereotype of the

"rudeness/brusqueness/incivility/etc., etc. of New Yorkers. It is as

invalid as the stereotyping of Midwesterners as wonderful/down

home/common-sensical/honest/caring/etc., etc. No one area, thank goodness,

has folks of either all good attributes or all bad attributes. I've lived

on both coasts (including North Carolina) and in the middle and I got

really disgusted by the perpetuation of these absolutely invalid

stereotypes and having to defend New York and feeling that I had to

puncture the ridiculous myth of the midwest in honest balance.

End of rant. Sorry.