So Cal is always listed as one of the locations in this country of least friendly people in the country. Don't get me wrong, there are many people that are friendly to strangers here but at the same time, the percentage of people here that aren't friendly to strangers is significantly high. I worked at different grocery stores here, a couple of them were in bad areas and others were in good areas. In all of them so many people did not want to engage back in conversation with the cashier. He or she asked''How was your day?'' or talks about a certain item the customer bought that they think is interesting, many have resting face and respond back in a way like they don't feel like talking. They don't smile at the cashier either, even though he or she is smiling at them. So many people here are like that. Why?
Most Helpful Girl
I didn't notice that when I visited So Cal. Were the "good areas" in high populated areas? Usually high populated areas and cities are far more crowded and fast paced, causing people to rush and be less inclined to make small talk. Maybe a lot of the people have big egos and are more focused on their social media accounts rather than how they come off in real life? That's a total guess. I dunno.
Something tells me you wouldn't like New York, haha :P to be honest though, I currently live in a small town and don't see a lot of people making conversation when checking out items.1
Most Helpful Guy
Too crowded. People have a hard time finding their own space. And on the highways, they are trapped in their metal coffins, sometimes for hours, fighting the traffic. In general, they have little to be happy about when it comes to other people, who make up the crowd that is driving the person crazy.1