If you look at an image of Berlin, New Hampshire from above, it looks like a beautiful, welcoming New England city. And yes, that’s exactly what it looks like, but there are a bunch of reasons why this city might be the unfriendliest in the entire state.
First off, one of its main features is a federal prison. There are plenty of towns and cities that have federal prisons, but it still tells you a little bit about how this town might feel. There’s also the high rate of unemployment and generally low salaries, which don’t do the good cheer of the town any favors.
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 Eventually, the people responsible for the ban realized they had made a mistake and rescinded the ban, but Smith started a defamation lawsuit against the team.
How rude is Detroit? Well, a McDonald’s employee was almost tasered over an incident. After ordering her meal, a woman fired a taser at an employee for a couple of reasons. One, she thought that her order was taking too long. She also, somewhat ironically, thought that the staff was being rude to her.
She was in a wheelchair, so maybe she saw something that other people didn’t. The staff member that was hit (and was thankfully not hurt) said that she was being polite, but it’s not like we have the video available. Maybe they’re just upset that none of their sports teams can ever do well. Having to deal with Canada being that close also might not help.
Here’s a fact you might not know – it’s illegal to swear in public while you’re in Richmond. It’s been a law on the books since 1860, and if you let loose a curse in public you could be slapped with a fine of two hundred and fifty dollars. That’s a hefty chunk of change just for a bit of tongue-wagging.
Delegate Michael Webert tried to change the law in 2017, saying that while cursing isn’t necessarily a good thing, it doesn’t deserve a fine of $250. Maybe, like...twenty dollars. Or maybe we should just go back to the old days of sticking a bar of soap into a dirty mouth. That seems like it would work better, almost.
Providence, Rhode Island
The smallest state in the union might not have a lot going for it compared to some of its neighbors, but it still boasts a city that landed at number forty-eight on the rudest cities list from “Business Insider.” Providence doesn’t have a great deal of rudeness, but a former Rhode Island Senator, Stephen Alves, said something quite rude while on camera.
After being filmed non-stop for some time, and after asking the woman who was filming him to stop, Alves said “If a pig grunts, you don’t grunt back.” Some say this was a rude comment about women, but he said he had been confronted numerous times by the same woman.