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.
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.
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.
Kansas City, Missouri
Even when the people of Kansas City, Missouri are being rude, they manage to do it in a quiet and respectful way. When the Paseo Baptist Church in Kansas City was going to be renamed in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, a number of people filed in to protect the name change.
They silently entered and silently stood there, presenting perhaps one of the strangest protests that this city in Missouri has ever seen. These silent protesters wanted the name to be changed back to what it had been originally, while those actually attending the church wanted it to remain with the new name. Yes, even a protest in Missouri somehow manages to be respectful.
Ohio is a strange place in general, and Cleveland is an even stranger place. Their sports teams are feast or famine, and they’ve become the butt of a bunch of internet jokes for that and other reasons. There’s even a story about a guy getting banned from a Cleveland Browns game...despite the fact that he didn’t attend.
Someone threw a beer while inside the stadium, and he was incorrectly identified as Eric Smith, who happened to be DJing at a wedding. When Smith tried to prove his innocence, he was called a liar. Eventually, the people responsible for the ban realized they had made a mistake and rescinded the ban, but Smith started a defamation lawsuit against the team.