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The Seattle Freeze

Nils-Erik
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Seattle, WA
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To the previous posting: Recently a co-worker was eating her lunch in our office lunchroom. She asked me, "How are you? How was your weekend?" Since my weekend was met with some challenges and disappointments, I proceeded to share a brief account of my experience. My co-worker interupted me a moment into my response (realizing that I actually had intentions of answering her.) She said, I don't really want to hear about your weekend. I'm trying to eat my lunch.

Apparently, when many people in Seattle ask how you are, they really don't care to know but are being superficially nice. How sad!

Wow. I'd be speechless in that situation.

...the article discussed an Italian guy who liked to wear brightly colored pants. He admitted he quit wearing them after he noticed how many people were looking at him when he did.

Isn't that the point of wearing brightly-colored clothing? To get attention?
A former member
Post #: 22
Nils-Erik,

You're exactly right, I was speechless! Then again, I guess this co-worker wanted me to be speechless so I guess she accomplished her task. LOL

I responded by saying to her, "I see. You weren't really interested in my weekend. You were only being superficially nice." She later came to my office to apologize.

I had never experienced anything quite like this, fortunately.
A former member
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I have heard from friends of mine that moved to Los Angeles that it is even worse.

Apparently, people will say things like "hey, let's all meet up at (such-and-such) a place for drinks after work today ..." and others will agree ...

But if you actually go, you're out of your mind. Nobody will be there!
A former member
Post #: 25
I have heard from friends of mine that moved to Los Angeles that it is even worse.

Apparently, people will say things like "hey, let's all meet up at (such-and-such) a place for drinks after work today ..." and others will agree ...

But if you actually go, you're out of your mind. Nobody will be there!


That's really terrible! Just when you think things can't get any more inconsiderate....
Well, I guess we will all have to be more friendly to others to warm up "the freeze".
A former member
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That's really terrible! Just when you think things can't get any more inconsiderate....
Well, I guess we will all have to be more friendly to others to warm up "the freeze".

I was, of course, referring to Los Angeles.

I haven't encountered stories like that in Seattle.
A former member
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Some of you might saw this already... I just moved here and yes, it can be a little frustrating to see so many people pretending to be happy and friendly... At the same time, like with everything else in Life, it is up to you what you make out of it... Half empty, or half full... I prefer full...

Holm

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A former member
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I don't know. I have hardly been here any time at all, and I have a little bit of a plus in that I do have two or three friends in the vicinity. I have to say, I've experienced some of the same things when I lived in Cincinnati, and at a place I'd worked for two years. We went through some layoffs and it turned out that almost EVERYONE I used to hang out and go to lunch with got laid off. It took forever to be invited to lunch again (I did the inviting too, but you get tired always being the initiator). Literally I'd be at my desk and people who were in a different "group" (same department, just a different group--sometimes I think high school never ends) would just walk on by without inviting me.

So I guess I'm just going to enter into this with as positive of an attitude as I can muster, and take everyone as being sincere. Which will be interesting, because I am mean and cynical!
Vinstonas
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Laupahoehoe, HI
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Vinstonas
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Laupahoehoe, HI
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Vinstonas
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Laupahoehoe, HI
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In WA, I often felt like I was in the Twilight Zone. Usually, people get lonely and need social interaction since it's human nature. But people in the Pacific NW seem immune to loneliness and don't like meeting other people.

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