Reading the comments and the different perspectives is interesting. I am a northerner from Illinois, moved to Greensboro 20 years ago. Yes, it still amazes me, the panic and drama that goes on whenever the "s" word is mentioned. Moving here was a matter of having a job or not having one; not just out of the desire to move south. If that were the case, I'd have chosen FL or someplace with more consistent warm weather. So not everyone has the choice to just move back if they don't love it here. After 20 years here, there are many things I like about it and I do consider it home now, though I will always be a northerner. The majority of time, the weather is much better here and I live in a lovely area; the likes of which don't exist in Chicago. I don't consider southerners to be stupid by any means. I would say that southern hospitality as such isn't all that it is cracked up to be. People may be very friendly on the surface, but not willing to let new people into their lives as true friends. Not all but many. I also think that many, well most, of the school closings are ridiculous. I will never get used to the idea that life should stop because of a quarter inch of snow. Ice is a different matter. Then people are having a fit when spring break is cancelled or when the kids are in school longer in June because it interferes with vacation plans. Can't have it all ways. Why not learn to deal with the snow, though it doesn't appear that often. Have back up plans for transporting kids to and from school. Some look forward to snow because it is a day off. I have no time for that mentality and it will never cease to irritate me.
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