Now, what’s this city? If you aren’t from the area, you might not be familiar with Wilmington. It has about seventy thousand people, set on the Christina and Delaware rivers, and it has quite a bit of history to it, dating back to the seventeenth century. It’s also full of a whole lot of rude people.
The number of reviews that document rude behavior at restaurants and other places of business is large and they’re easy to find after a cursory search. There are also entire threads on the website Reddit about the rudeness that the people of Delaware, and especially the people of Wilmington, seem to exhibit when it comes to tourists.
How many people will you find in the town of Laurel, Nebraska? The number doesn’t even get up to four figures: 968 by the last count. How could such a small, humble farming community become a place that is known as being rude? There isn’t a whole lot of small-town charm to be found here.
If you happen to visit this town, you might find that the locals are isolated and aloof, not used to tourists, and too busy to do any welcoming. Unless you have family in the area, you’re a big fan of big fans (windmills) or you really, really like corn, this town doesn’t have a whole lot to draw people in.
Many people believe Chicago to be one of the ruder cities in the union. A 1985 editorial in the Chicago Tribune said that the city’s rudeness was “chronic, thoughtless, and utterly pervasive.” The bigger cities of the nation tend to have the most rudeness – there’s probably a good explanation for that. The more people, the higher chance of getting rude people? Something like that.
Chicago is home to the famous Ed Debevic’s Diner, which has rudeness as one of its selling points. It’s famous for its rude staff, and people will go there just to see the staff be rude to themselves and the other patrons. Humans are weird sometimes.
Just how rude is Cincinnati, Ohio, you might ask? Well, Cincinnati’s federal appeals court upheld that a rude gesture is protected by the right to free speech. We aren’t all that surprised that it happened in Cincinnati. A woman was pulled over for a second time for flashing a rude gesture at a police officer.
She argued that being pulled over a second time was a violation of her rights, and the courts agreed. While she might not have been following the golden rule, she didn’t do anything that she wasn’t allowed to do – at least, for the second time she was pulled over.
It has what might be the biggest and busiest airport in the entire world, but it’s also up there on the scale of rude people. This city is both on the east coast and part of the South, so it has a weird mixture of emotions that can come out in certain ways.
Like when a man got mad at State Rep Erica Thomas because she had too many items to check out in the express lane. Some reports say that the man, whose name was Erik Sparkes, told Thomas to “go back” to where she came from. Sparkes denies this, though he does say that he was being rude by swearing at her and calling her lazy.