After living in NYC my entire life. I moved to Ohio for the first time. It was like culture shock. People are so nice and friendly! Even the customer service are better, more cheerful and smiley and wholesome. People actually have the patience and attention span to take time to get to know you. In NYC, everyone is grim , unfriendly , rude and don’t have the attention span for anything, always in a rush for no reason.
It’s like I have been trained to be an asshole in my demeanor too. In Ohio, people are so nice that I get caught off guard. I just don’t even know how to react as friendly as them because I simply wasn’t raised that way. It takes time and practice to drop this learned NY style of being grim and unfriendly.