With a mere two hundred and six people as of the 2020 census, the unincorporated community of Freedom, Wyoming, could very well be the rudest place in this list, or in the entire United States. It’s been described as threateningly rude, and we have a possible explanation. This place is so small that it doesn’t have anything to do unless you like to work, and who likes that?
Pretty much nobody. There’s also the fact that it’s so close to Yellowstone that this place probably sees thousands of visitors every single day, and they’re just plum sick of them all. Driving with their big cars and their cameras and whatnot. And it’s not like anybody is actually going to stop in Freedom since there’s nothing there.
San Diego, California
It’s got stretches of beautiful beaches, some sports teams, and lots of fun things for vacationers to do, but it also has something else which is not as fun. The rudeness of this most southern California city is so bad that in 2016, local guy Stuart Cardwell wrote an opinion piece for the “San Diego Reader."
It was titled simply: “Y’all Are Rude.” What is to blame for such unfriendly feelings in such a sunny city? Well, one professor had a couple of things to pick from. It could have been the gold rush, and it could have been the Dust Bowl migration.
It seems perfectly possible that Idaho, most famous for its potatoes, doesn’t have a rude person in the entire state, but it seems that one of the towns here has earned itself quite the reputation when it comes to rudeness.
Rupert is a small town with a mere six thousand people on the southern side of the state, and it turns out it’s the rudest place in the state. How could such a small place be so rude? Is there a big tourist boom? Well, the reason might be that it’s the kind of place a lot of retirees like to relocate to – there’s a lot of hiking, hunting, and fishing opportunities around the area.
It might be the home of Elvis Presley, B.B. King, and Johnny Cash, as well as lots of other musical greats, but it seems like this city has a whole lot of rudeness, if the people are to be believed. Just because it’s the home of Graceland doesn’t mean everybody is all that graceful.
In 2017, a nail salon in the city hung a sign saying that people who were overweight would have to pay fifty percent more for a pedicure, bumping the cost from $30 to about $45. The increase, the sign said, was due to the hard-to-distinguish thing known as “Service fees.” When the media came calling, the owner said he didn’t think it was such a bad idea.
Apparently, this Florida city can make people so rude that a non-profit organization called The American Civility Association has been working in Jacksonville for more than five years. The aim of the organization is to reduce the amount of bullying that goes on.
The founder, Amy Barnett, wants to make a difference in day-to-day lives. She’s said that people don’t wake up thinking of who we can be rude to, and that people for the most part want to be kind. Still, the fact that an organization had to pop up in this city, in particular, tells us a lot about how many rude people there might be.