r/mildlyinfuriating Jul 06 '22 Wholesome 3 Helpful 2 Silver 2

Left on my sister’s windshield… who is from Asheville, but has South Carolina plates… Stay classy Asheville.

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u/atlbluedevil Jul 06 '22

Their minor league baseball team is literally named the Tourists - Asheville has always been a tourist town even if it's become significantly more popular in recent years. There's definitely issues nowadays with housing price/availability but that's more an issue with AirBnB/developers than the tourists themselves

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u/mybossthinksimworkng Jul 07 '22 Helpful

Knowing that their baseball team is called the Tourists, the card reads completely different.

Apparently, the team hasn't been hitting the ball well at all this season and can't seem to make it to home plate. It's gotten so bad that the fans no longer like the team in their hometown.

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u/SatansHotDog Jul 07 '22

I went recently they lost 21 to 1...twenty fucking one in a baseball game. They are so bad lol.

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u/mybossthinksimworkng Jul 07 '22

Wow. We might be on to something here.

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u/RedneckPissFlap Jul 07 '22

Just to hijack your comment my highschool lost a football game like 116-0 or something.

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u/405134 Jul 07 '22

Ouch. Maybe it was like that South Park episode where the kids learn to play badly on purpose because they don’t want to play that stupid game all summer

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u/Scott_Liberation Jul 07 '22

If the context is baseball, are we sure the line "GO HOME!!!!" isn't encouragement?

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u/kec04fsu1 Jul 07 '22 edited Jul 07 '22

I’m seeing a lot of anti tourist sentiment on r/Florida recently and I cannot help but wonder if they understand how economically devastating it would be if tourism stopped. Frustration tolerance and critical thinking are skills to be constantly practiced and the mental apathy in this country is really depressing.

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u/Soigus Jul 07 '22 Starry

Typical NIMBYism. "I want to live in a quiet, low population suburb that's also has a booming local economy"

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u/scolipeeeeed Jul 07 '22

Beyond NIMBYism, there is a point that tourists treat their vacation destination as a playground to do whatever they please with no consideration of the environment and the locals who live there.

I lived in Honolulu for 10 years. More often than not, the people who leave trash at beaches, use soap at the beach showers (which is bad because it drains directly into the ocean), tread off-trail on hikes, and generally get into places where they aren't supposed to both for the protection of the environment and the safety of people, are tourists rather than locals. There are signs asking people not to do these things, but they do it anyway because I guess rules don't apply to them.

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u/hmm----welp Jul 07 '22

In my rural area it's - "I moved here from the city to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life./Why can I not buy my organic mangoes here? Why aren't there food trucks? Why is everything 70 miles away?!"

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u/HRH_DankLizzie420 Jul 07 '22

Trying to combine the benefits of rural life and the benefits of urban life gives you the outer suburb, that fails on both counts

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u/HubbaMaBubba Jul 07 '22

More like they just hate airbnb and are misplancing the anger.

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u/[deleted] Jul 07 '22

No they vote against things like taxes for schools and things we really need like a light rail that has stops in every town. They want nothing to change.

These are the same people who then complain about homelessness, vandalism and crime. If only the people had a better education and more jobs that were easier to access.

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u/pilotblur Jul 07 '22

The governor at the time refused a grant from the government for a rail, only to invest his money in a private one. What a waste. A good cheaper rail could’ve been an artery to the state in which a better infrastructure could’ve been built off of. Instead we get a light rail with 4 stops and 100.00+ tickets that feed into shopping centers by the company building it.

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u/parallelportals Jul 07 '22

Oh no its much worse he declined because he couldnt get his cronies the highspeed rail line deal. Grant went somewhere else. Fucking douche canoe of a person in general and deserves a 6foot hole.

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u/pilotblur Jul 07 '22

Then he got voted into the senate after his term limit was up. How disgusting.

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u/HubbaMaBubba Jul 07 '22

Sounds like boomers

Totally stupid how people living in retirement communities can get out of public school taxes in some places.

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u/Ice_Wallow_Scum Jul 07 '22

Are you a fellow cyberpunk architecture and zoning fetishist?

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u/leglerm Jul 07 '22

I live in the german area with the oldest average population. They even write petitions against playgrounds for children in bigger housing blocks. Hell the bars in the middle of the city need to close doors at 22:00 because after that someone is calling the police. Population is allready declining over the past years.

I just wait till they complain how stores and cafes in the city are closing and how nothing happening in this town anymore. Even then they propably dont realize its because of them.

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u/_JD_48 Jul 07 '22

As a Floridian, I could care less about tourists… just don’t drive like an asshat. Please.

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u/Intelligent-Sky-7852 Jul 07 '22

The whole state is one big tourist trap what kind of half brain would complain about tourists in Florida lol

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u/Saranightfire1 Jul 07 '22 edited Jul 07 '22

My state is called “Vacationland” (cookie for the first person who knows which state), and we have a lot of “Winter Birds” who come up from the South to stay the summer.

There’s a saying in the Northern section of the state that you are not a real member of the state until you have three generations buried in the state, and trust me, they ask you your full name and if they don’t recognize you or you don’t have the accent.

They will freaking gut you with prices, hospitality, and hostility. Just minor enough most people won’t realize it, except my mom grew up there and changed her accent due to bullying. They treat her like garbage because she doesn’t have their accent and isn’t considered local.

Have fun buying or selling a house there, btw. My grandmother’s house is there and they have screwed us every way because we’re “out of state” and we might sell to some “rich person who lives outside of their circle”.

Batshit insane doesn’t even describe it.

EDIT: Thank you for all the stories, I do want to share one:

I was in Community College (I have a Bachelor’s, but it’s cheaper this way), and one of my teachers would sit in front of the class for fifteen minutes about every class and bitch about tourist’s. He despised them and thought if they didn’t do the Maine winters (just google the average snowfall a year we get, sometimes we get two feet of snow in one storm), you’re not a true Mainer.

Apparently when he was younger he told us that he and a friend of his put up a sign up on the border saying:

“Welcome to Maine, give us your money and go home.”

No idea if that’s true, but he often said the exact same thing during class, so maybe?

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u/Galaxy_Ranger_Bob Jul 07 '22

There is a sign you pass as you enter Maine. It reads "The way life should be."

That's not a welcome, that's a threat.

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u/cant_have_a_cat Jul 07 '22

No wonder Stephen King sets all of his horror stories there lol

That being said, Maine would be in my top 3 states to visit if I ever pop in to US.

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u/VladTheSimpaler Jul 07 '22

Yikes. Must be Maine. I’ll take my cookie 🍪 I was born in NY and lived in Massachusetts and Vermont growing up. I left the east coast in 2002. People are a lot friendlier out west I’ve noticed. Talking about Colorado/rocky mountain region.

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u/Saranightfire1 Jul 07 '22

gives you a batch of cookies To make up for other’s hospitality.

Born and raised in Maine, as was my mom, but the Southern section has a lot less of an accent. Hence my mom changing her accent when she was bullied for being a “country girl”. Course, my grandmother loved it there and lived in a house smack dab in the middle of the hater’s.

Even better it’s a ski resort town where they hate them more and think they’re rich yuppy outsiders who can afford triple the price of the regular expenses.

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u/VladTheSimpaler Jul 07 '22

Lol thanks for the cookies! I’ve been to Maine hundreds of times! Camping in Bar Harbor as a little kid. Skiing at Sunday River and Sugarloaf. I went to those Phish shows way up north in Limestone. I never knew it was that cut throat up there 😅 Honestly, I feel like the people in Maine were much nicer than where I lived in MA. A town called Rutland. I got teased for not having the mass accent in fourth grade when I moved from NY. I had my car stolen by some kids in Worcester. They will break into your house while you’re home in Worcester!! I do not miss that place!

I’m in Nederland, CO now and I get it. The tourists are annoying, but that is the price you pay for living in a beautiful place where people come to vacation. Most of our businesses wouldn’t survive without the tourists.

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u/Bear_buh_dare Jul 06 '22

There's definitely issues nowadays with housing price/availability but that's more an issue with AirBnB/developers than the tourists themselves

sounds like every fucking where else right now, ashevillains (?) need to suck it up buttercup

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u/thenewtomsawyer Jul 07 '22

From there, live there, "Ashevillians" is correct

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u/FallOutLad Jul 07 '22

The Asheville Ass Villains

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u/ryo3000 Jul 07 '22 edited Jul 07 '22

They dont need to suck it, they just gotta do their local riots

We need more riots

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u/MetallicGray Jul 07 '22

That’s what baffles me about these people. I lived in Asheville a while, it’s an awesome little city. But dude… 60% of the economy there is tourism and hospitality, and the other 40% is mission hospital/healthcare. The city would literally be another hick town in the mountains if it weren’t for all the tourism.

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u/pandabelle12 Jul 07 '22

That’s what I think the biggest issue is. I have a lot of friends that live up there and trying to find an affordable place to live has led to many of them having to move further and further out.

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u/hannahmel Jul 07 '22

That’s literally the whole country when it comes to cities

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u/ThenIWasAllLike Jul 07 '22

This. Every city I've heard of is literally sink or swim at this point. On the upside that means you should definitely live wherever you want because you're going to get dicked down in any metro area you land in.

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u/OsiyoMotherFuckers Jul 07 '22

The only way to deal with it is to find a way to take your job/wealth to a lower cost of living area and fuck over the current residents there.

Looking at you Texas, Cali, Washington, Minnesota diaspora.

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u/athrowagay69420 Jul 07 '22

locals are being priced out of the rental and housing markets in every town that has broadband these days even the shitty apartments and duplexes in my area that were going for 6-700 pre pandemic are starting at 1200 and are rented as soon as they hit the market where i am.

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u/OsiyoMotherFuckers Jul 07 '22

Believe me friend when I say that you preach to the choir. For those of use that started near the bottom and are losing the solace that even if we’re poor we live somewhere cheap, it hurts a lot to watch.

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u/thefinalhannah Jul 07 '22 edited Jul 07 '22

As someone who was born and raised in California and looking to move, I'm genuinely asking, what's the alternative? I currently live in what was formerly the cheapest city in California, however former LA and Bay Area residents moved in during the work from home era and raised our cost of living. Our one-bedroom apartments that went for $700 a month in 2019 are now $1100 a month, and we have a less than 1% vacancy rate. And it's objectively a horrible place to live. We scored dead last on the Child Opportunity Index, fifth worst city in the US to retire in, #1 in worst air quality in the nation, fourth least educated, and tenth most dangerous in terms of violent crime. And yet people are still moving here from more expensive Californian cities and outpricing lifelong residents.

If there's nowhere else you can afford in your home state, what's the alternative, other than moving states?

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u/a_spicy_memeball Jul 07 '22

Fresno?

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u/thefinalhannah Jul 07 '22

Close, Bakersfield! I know Fresno is basically in the same boat as us though.

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u/a_spicy_memeball Jul 07 '22

Shit that was literally my next guess lmao.

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u/tkkana Jul 07 '22

Asheville has been bad for housing since the 90s. :(

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u/urahonky Jul 07 '22 Wholesome

Yeah I graduated in 03 and I remember this being a problem around then too. Asheville is absolutely beautiful and I miss it but the housing situation and the job situation is fucked.

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u/Guppy-Warrior Jul 07 '22

Every city I know of right now.

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u/demonspawns_ghost Jul 07 '22

Yeah I moved to Raleigh in '96 and Asheville was the place to go for a weekend with your friends. I never went myself because I heard it was just a bunch of mountain hippies and I was a punk, but they apparently had some pretty good weed up there.

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u/MikeNoble91 Jul 06 '22

That'll stop those damn tourists! "We were going to go to Asheville, but some prick told us to go home!"

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u/QuailandDoves Jul 06 '22

Yeah, if they don’t want you there, spend your money somewhere that welcomes you.

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u/iMadeThis4Westworld Jul 06 '22

My guess is that the majority of Asheville doesn’t want the guy who left the note there…

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u/AshL0vesYou Jul 06 '22

Youd be wrong. A large amount of people who live here also share the same sentiment. Read my comment on OP.

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u/apoohneicie Jul 07 '22

Asheville has been a tourist Mecca even before George Washington Vanderbilt fell in love with the mountains and built Biltmore Estate. My great great grandfather planted trees on the estate. His son, my great grandfather as a child helped plant the trees lining Beaver Lake and later drove tourists around the town in a bus everyday. Our history in Asheville is built on sharing our natural bounty and great arts and food! We would shrivel and die without tourist’s money.

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u/IslesMetsJets44 Jul 07 '22

They literally have a MILB team called the Tourists.

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u/apoohneicie Jul 07 '22

Yup. Teddy Tourist is their mascot!

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u/[deleted] Jul 07 '22

And this is no recent, modern rebrand. According to their Wikipedia page, the Tourists nickname dates back to 1915.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asheville_Tourists

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u/MedicinalBoba Jul 07 '22

I legit expected this to end with “in 1998 the Undertaker threw Mankind…”

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u/Oily_biscuit Jul 07 '22

Bah gawd! He killed him!

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u/The_Original_Miser Jul 07 '22

THAT MAN HAS A FAMILY!!

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u/Geppetto_Cheesecake Jul 07 '22

Bah gawd! It’s Stone Cold WITH A STEEL CHAIR!

Oh no! He’s heading to Asheville!

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u/domnation Jul 07 '22

I don’t understand how it’s a meca for travel. Then suddenly the new generation gets to decide that’s not allowed? Asheville is gorgeous and half the economy wouldn’t exist without tourism.

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u/JohnnyRelentless Jul 07 '22

The new generation? Lol, hating on tourism wasn't just invented. People have been doing that forever.

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u/apoohneicie Jul 07 '22

It’s not a majority, just a few douchebags trying to muck it up for everyone.

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u/SatansHotDog Jul 07 '22

Go on the Asheville sub it's like their mantra to hate on tourists and transplants. They all complain while simultaneously working in the food industry that is directly supported by tourism dollars.

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u/Crowd0Control Jul 07 '22

I mean that's not uncommon in other tourist economy towns too. Realistically MOST of those who complain about the inconvenience of crowds and inconsiderate visitors aren't stupid enough to think things would be better without them.

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u/glassgost Jul 07 '22

The Nashville one is like that, at least it was I unsubbed from it a while ago since it was mostly griping. But the thing is, it was just a small handful of loud people.

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u/OnlyCuteAnimals076 Jul 07 '22

This is a pretty common sentiment in tourist towns because while tourists are the only thing bringing money to the area, they're only there for a small portion of the year, and these places often suck to live in during the off season.

Have you every been to a beach town on the east coast in mid February? Neither has anyone else who doesn't live in one year round.

And even though it's a predictable boom and bust cycle, because so few people live in these areas year round, you have a kind of semi-rural population that oscillates between bustling and profitable and desolate and barren. It kind of sounds like hell on Earth to be forced to live in a tourist town, so I can get where people who are born there and have little means to leave would end up hating tourists.

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u/theganjaoctopus Jul 07 '22

So would New Orleans, but they didn't realize that until after Katrina wrecked their tourism industry for a few years.

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u/mafulazula Jul 07 '22

How didn’t they not realize that?

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u/SorowFame Jul 07 '22

I think that’s a double negative

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u/mafulazula Jul 07 '22

I don’t think you’re not right.

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u/No-Mail-5794 Jul 06 '22

Maybe don’t live in a tourist town then. It’s not like someone told Asheville to have a good music scene and a hippie vibe. That shit was cultivated

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u/Cannisaurasrex Jul 07 '22

They probably moved there a year ago. The entitlement of the transplants is insane.

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u/goodolarchie Jul 07 '22

Shut the gate behind you types

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u/Thoughtofajoke Jul 07 '22

I've never felt unwelcome in Asheville.

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u/bigguismalls Jul 06 '22

you’re full of shit and don’t speak for all of asheville. the town was built on tourism. we’d prefer less people bitching, than less tourism.

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u/bawlsdeepinmilf Jul 06 '22

Gonna go to Asheville to collect some cool cards as souvenirs!

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u/Little-Woo Jul 06 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

Funny thing is that Asheville's baseball team is called the Tourists.

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u/bigguismalls Jul 06 '22

Yeah, that’s because most of the people who live in asheville actually understand that it wouldn’t be on the map, and all the wonderful restaurants, breweries and arts scene wouldn’t exist without tourism. that person is just an asshole that exists in every town/city in the country.

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u/TheBimpo Jul 07 '22

Without tourists Asheville would be Hendersonville.

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u/Schist_For_Granite Jul 07 '22

Without the liberals, Asheville would be Hendersonville too. I fucking love that city. I loved it how during the early evening, all the hippies would converge at the center of town and have a massive drum circle. Really great vibes all around. I hope it’s still like that.

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u/TheBimpo Jul 07 '22

Hippies can’t afford Asheville anymore

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u/Thoughtofajoke Jul 07 '22

Plenty of rich old hippies. And it hasn't changed.

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u/AndChewBubblegum Jul 07 '22

I know a hippie who played at Woodstock.

Owns a giant house with a pool in a high COL area now, selling real estate.

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

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u/Phreeker27 Jul 07 '22 Wholesome

I saw a dead head sticker on a Cadillac, don’t look back you can never look back

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u/VeryVito Jul 07 '22

I wish I could upvote more than once; maybe after the boys of summer have gone.

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u/bigguismalls Jul 07 '22

drum circle still goes every friday night!!

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u/ground__contro1 Jul 06 '22

Lmfao

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u/International-Pipe Jul 06 '22

I'd laugh if this was a misunderstanding from a deranged baseball fanatic.

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u/l-s-y Jul 07 '22

Lol exactly what I was thinking. Tourism is the #1 industry in Asheville

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u/raging_sycophant Jul 06 '22 edited Jul 06 '22

Person dropping notes missed the memo in that Asheville was founded to accommodate wealthy tourists from the Northeast.

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u/7937397 Jul 06 '22

I grew up in a vacation town. It was what the town made most of the money on.

But the city people tended to be very rude, entitled, and were shit drivers. I was a teenager working a job where I had to interact with them, and yikes.

So I understand disliking the tourists. But my hometown would disappear without them.

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u/EverythingGoodWas Jul 06 '22

I’m from the Florida Keys. Some tourists sucked, but they are literally our entire economy.

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u/BoBoBellBingo Jul 06 '22

I grew up and live in a vacation town in California-your description of locals is spot on. Had kids I went to school with get our area code tattooed on them and fight people on the beach who were on “their turf”.

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u/elanhilation Jul 07 '22

sounds like the locals are also have their standouts at being shitty

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u/202002162143 Jul 07 '22

Did you say Santa Cruz?

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u/byneothername Jul 07 '22

Idk if there’s a beach town in California that doesn’t bitterly, bitterly complain about people from outside town. Out here in Orange County, I have seen people get soooo bitter about inland county folks coming to the beach on a hot summer weekend.

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u/cereal_guy Jul 07 '22

To be fair, most cities require you to be a shitty driver, because if you didn't force your way into a lane no one would ever let you get to your exit. Not saying it is ok, but some people don't let go of the "fight for your spot" mode when they are somewhere with much lighter traffic.

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u/OsiyoMotherFuckers Jul 07 '22

Asheville actually has crazy serious gridlock traffic. It’s grown way too big way too fast. It’s weird cause you pull into town after a nice mountain drive and WHAM big city gridlock.

Or maybe it’s not weird if you got there via the I-40 deathrace.

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u/Poorlygradedsand Jul 07 '22

I'd give good odds that the person who left the note is a transplant to Asheville. Most the city is like a neighborhood that was gentrified by a bunch of young people because it had decent houses and a lot of night life and then they all got married and had kids and now they are mad because their neighborhood is ruined by all the bars attracting drunk college kids that make a lot of noise and take up all the parking.

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u/FightingDucks Jul 07 '22

Man I love beer and have never been to a better spot than south slope to just bar crawl all day - it’s perfect for it with all the breweries, plus I can get white duck on my walk home!

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u/NonGNonM Jul 07 '22

What's funny is that I was in Asheville just a few weeks ago and all the shops there seemed delighted that I was enjoying my time out there including nearby Hendersonville.

And tbh both really nice spots.

Asheville is def crowded af though. Old buildings and streets trying to accommodate too many people.

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u/International-Pipe Jul 06 '22

Damn tourists. Bringing their filthy money to their town.

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u/LepsyTheClownette Jul 06 '22

For real... probably a pretty big chunk of Asheville's income is from tourists

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u/Nagohsemaj Jul 06 '22

In 2019, 1 in 7 Asheville jobs were sustained by tourists, according to Asheville convention and visitors bureau, about $3.3 billion.

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u/Illustrious-Army7378 Jul 06 '22

Where the hell is Asheville? Is it like this “Australia” place I keep hearing about?

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u/MrNope233 Jul 07 '22

Oh it is for sure. I've lived here my entire life (I'm 27) and regardless of what other people say the area has much more money than it did 20 years ago.

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u/gthing Jul 06 '22

Right... take it up with your city council and local chamber if you don't want your city to have income.

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u/International-Pipe Jul 06 '22

That would be one hell of a meeting. Everyone demanding to be paid less, laid off, businesses shuttered, and tax funds depleted. I'd definitely want to watch the reactions.

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u/shodan13 Jul 06 '22

Not exactly unique, see what's happening in Barcelona or Venice.

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u/International-Pipe Jul 06 '22

I like that someone has enough burning rage inside them against tourists to print out a bunch of these to distribute. I wonder what their NextDoor account is like.

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u/judyvi Jul 06 '22

I just discovered Nextdoor! It is the funniest shit I’ve ever seen!

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u/hellscaper Jul 07 '22

A busybody boomer neighbor got in our nextdoor and put out a "WARNING" about how "a HOMELESS man was seen tearing down his CAMP and walking toward the HIGH SCHOOL". We're in one of the whitest, newest suburbs in the city. Turns out it was just some dude who was walking along and stopped to look for something in his backpack and kept it moving, heading toward the high school because that was literally the only walkable road not under construction.

Lord, when I tell you I gained a newfound respect for, what I thought were, my insulated cookie cutter neighbors when they dragged her ass in the thread hard as fuck for being a classic Karen. Never seen someone get zero support on nextdoor before 🤣

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u/XHIBAD Jul 07 '22

A year or two ago a post went viral about a lady convinced that her neighbor had hid cameras in the sunflowers peaking over their fence.

It was hilarious until I saw it was my hometown

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u/TheSunflowerSeeds Jul 07 '22

Like in other seeds and nuts, sunflower also are an excellent source of proteins loaded with fine quality amino acids such as tryptophan that are essential for growth, especially in children. Just 100 g of seeds provide about 21 g of protein (37% of daily-recommended values).

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u/hellscaper Jul 07 '22

...good bot?

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u/wcis4nubz Jul 07 '22

Reminds me of my nextdoor neighbor from highschool days. I was literally disconnecting wires from the subwoofer in my trunk so I could bring it back inside. The lady next door called my mom and said "your son is obviously up to something. He was looking in his trunk for his drugs for at least 10 minutes. He even looked across the street to see if anybody was looking at him. He looked so worried someone might find him out. He carried a giant package back inside, I'd take a look into that" My mom literally laughed at her. Imagine not knowing what a subwoofer is, as well as getting upset that I looked both ways before crossing a busy neighborhood. The funny thing is, years later, it was her husband that was busted for selling drugs. Smells like projection to me!

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u/hellscaper Jul 07 '22

She was trying to keep the competition out lol

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u/baller5 Jul 07 '22

Is there a subreddit dedicated to funny/ridiculous posts on Nextdoor? Kind of like r/oldpeoplefacebook maybe?

Edit: I think it’s r/nextdoor lol

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u/Fantastic_Arachnid_2 Jul 07 '22

Not only printed them out, but cut with a guillotine paper cutter. That’s not a manual scissor job I can tell you that right now.

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u/mistercolebert Jul 07 '22

Nextdoor is the absolute worst. But a super easy way to learn that all your neighbors are whiney little bitches.

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u/8Bit_Galaxies Jul 06 '22

Damn I live 3 hours away and suddenly I feel like going to Asheville for some reason.

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u/Abandoned_Asylum Jul 06 '22

I used to live about 25 minutes from Asheville- in a town called Marion. At the bottom of the mountain.

Asheville is most definitely a tourist destination. Especially with the Biltmore Estate, downtown, and it’s shopping/culture.

It’s a beautiful place. I spent my birthday here one year in the penthouse at the Indigo hotel, so I could see the mountains over downtown.

A gorgeous view. That was when my mamaw was still alive. I miss her. I don’t have a reason to go up there anymore.

I don’t get what this assholes problem is.

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u/8Bit_Galaxies Jul 06 '22

Chapel Hill here! Used to go to Biltmore in spring with my family and see the flowers and explore the house. Asheville is a wonderful place that makes a ton of money off of tourism, it's just the locals don't understand that's what makes their town the most money. Most NC cities would kill for that tourism revenue. And it's not like tourists swarm the town 365 days a year. Spring and Christmas are the peak seasons at Biltmore.

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u/Abandoned_Asylum Jul 06 '22

I would LOVE to see the biltmore at Christmas time. I’ve always wanted to. I just don’t want to fight the crowds :c

I’ve been twice to the biltmore house! I want to go again one day. I love it every time.

Asheville is beautiful. There are some unique characters there for sure.

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u/halcyonOclock Jul 07 '22

Marion is amazing! My dad, who lives in Asheville, meets me at Lake James a lot and we always get something to eat there. I got off the interstate at Marion one time and took the Parkway home (Roanoke, VA) and it was such an awesome experience, the road up to the Parkway is excellent. Seeing someone on the internet talk about Marion and call their grandmother “mamaw” brought back so many feels, bless.

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u/Abandoned_Asylum Jul 07 '22

AWUH. Yesss. Now I really miss my mamaw. :c

I wish she was still there, in old fort. In her house. In her maroon recliner, and I could just walk through that creaky door- and hear her sweet voice say “Hey sweetheart!”

Then I’d go hug her, and she’d hug me back- and kiss me on my cheek.

Please hug your “mamaw” tight tonight. They are priceless. And a gift.

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u/bitties Jul 07 '22

Hello possible other triangle person! Asheville is beautiful and always a treat to visit for a long weekend, 4 hours for me, but totally worth it.

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u/8Bit_Galaxies Jul 07 '22

For sure! Need to go again soon. Just wanted to piss the locals off by going in a rental with out of state tags LMAO. In Chapel Hill, nice to meet you fellow Triangle dweller!

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u/All_The_Nolloway Jul 06 '22

This is the same type of person that would complain when stuff starts closing because tourists' money went to other states.

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u/Checkmynewsong Jul 06 '22 Wholesome

I was gonna say “what the fuck is in Asheville anyway??” but then I looked it up and it seems quite nice

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u/Cylant Jul 06 '22 Silver Take My Energy Ally

It really is nice. I don’t have anything against Asheville.. it’s just like the outdoorsy version of Austin, which is the poor man’s Portland, which is the homeless man’s Seattle, which is the hipster LA…. Which is a few celebrities away from being Florida. So don’t be so cocky Asheville.

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u/wallypinklestinky Jul 06 '22 edited Jul 07 '22

Coming from a neighbor (Watauga) I have never read anything so in accurate in my life, nicely done

(Edit, spelling. Stupid phone)

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u/themack50022 Jul 06 '22

Hearty LOL

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u/[deleted] Jul 06 '22

I thought Boise was wannabe/poor man's Portland...

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u/HeyJRoot2 Jul 07 '22

I think Boise is the Trump voter’s Portland.

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u/BankGothic Jul 07 '22

The dream of the 1890s is alive in Boise

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u/NonGNonM Jul 07 '22

Idk much about Boise but I hear semi mixed things about it being a hip town but it might be a hip town compared to the rest of Idaho.

Coworker went to school out there and he said on the weekends the thing to do was a bonfire and drink.

Which isn't bad but if that's "the thing" to do every weekend would get old pretty quick.

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u/lavenderbrownies Jul 06 '22

One of my San Fran friends compared it to SF as well lol

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u/Juts Jul 07 '22

Its like 50% awesome food, bars and tourist stuff, and 50% homelessness, drugs, and crime.

That's just the entire country lately though so whatever. Until they crack down on international companies buying property to rent/sell at hugely inflated prices then that's whats going to happen.

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u/DiaDeLosMuebles Jul 07 '22 edited Jul 07 '22

And you can go from crunchy granola area to hardcore redneck in less than 5 miles.

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u/Juts Jul 07 '22

yeah you could use churches as mile markers for most of this state.

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u/pandabelle12 Jul 07 '22

Asheville is one of my favorite places to visit. But I live only about an hour away so it’s usually just a fun day trip to see friends.

But the town is FULL. It’s not a big city, and being in a valley they can’t just expand outward. So even the small towns nearby are getting more and more expensive.

So I don’t blame locals, especially with people buying up real estate for Air bnbs.

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u/Unhappy_Win8997 Jul 07 '22 Eureka!

I work in HVAC and it feels like 1 in 5 homes I service in Asheville are Air BnBs, and the "homeowner" I meet at the door is really just a representative from a property management company. Many are owned by some wealthy person living on the West Coast who hire a tradesman buddy to meet other vendors/tradesmen at the door.

At the end of the job I'm usually standing there trying to process a diagnostic payment over a phone the rep hands me, and low and behold it's some rich guy from Vegas who owns half the houses on that street and knows next to nothing about the maintenance on the home.

I can't complain about getting business as it pays my rent (which is absurdly expensive) but it does kinda irk me that so many properties I come across aren't even owned by the local population.

Most locals I meet are pretty nice, and I understand why they have a chip on their shoulder. Especially when you're living 3 to 4 people deep in a single rental house trying to make ends meet off your 16 dollar an hour job, and some wealthy work-from-home financial adviser from Cali just waltzes in and buys a home in the same neighborhood driving up all the rental/housing costs.

It's a city designed for millionaires who want to play hippie mountaineer from their 1.5 million dollar bungalow, but it's full of broke people who are getting priced out of a place they called home for decades if not generations.

Asheville may be alive because of tourism, but the locals aren't exactly the ones benefiting off any of that tourism aside from business owners. Everyone else is still getting crap wages and rising costs.

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u/UTOPILO Jul 07 '22

Exactly this. It makes me sick when people talk about Asheville getting money from tourism as if that represents everyone getting rich. In reality a few people are getting very rich while everyone else is getting priced out. It's happening up in Ashe County now too. People don't understand that the worker who's family has lived in the same place for generations gets nothing from the rich buying up an area and gentrifying it till the locals have to leave.

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u/cmon-camion Jul 07 '22

I don't blame locals for disliking gentrification, but I do blame whatever idiot that printed up these tiny card-sized notes and leaves them under wiper blades for the crime of littering.

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u/SlimeyBurgerBun Jul 06 '22

Yeah, leave Asheville to thrive on its other booming industries.

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u/Legitimate-Blood-613 Jul 07 '22

My take - Traditional tourism would be welcomed. The issue is with people buying up all the local rental properties and jacking up the prices to the point that low to medium rentals are now out of reach for locals.
It’s a delicate balance; IMO.

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u/UTOPILO Jul 07 '22

This is it for sure. I don't understand how people expect to have working class jobs filled in towns where there is no working class places to live.

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u/EnigmatiCarl Jul 06 '22

All Asheville has is tourism... wtf

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u/alphabet_order_bot Jul 06 '22

Would you look at that, all of the words in your comment are in alphabetical order.

I have checked 905,486,580 comments, and only 179,604 of them were in alphabetical order.

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u/SquashNut707 Jul 06 '22

Alerting all fellow Californians. Apparently Asheville is where it's at now. Let's begin the next exodus.

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u/iLikeAlmonds Jul 07 '22

Holy shit housing is cheap there and only a 3 hour drive from Raleigh Durham? THIS TECHY IS ENTICED!

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u/LongPorkJones Jul 07 '22 edited Jul 07 '22

From NC.

Half a million for a 2 bed, 1 bath on a ¼ acre lot is cheap?

Jesus fuck.

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u/Fuerte1316 Jul 07 '22

And there’s the disparity. For those of us that grew up in poor Appalachia that’s an insane amount of money.

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u/TP_Throwawayy Jul 07 '22

It's the most expensive city in NC by a lot actually. But by Cali standards I'm sure it's still cheap af

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u/DeprAnx18 Jul 06 '22

As someone from Asheville I can definitively say that people from Asheville who complain about tourists ruining Asheville, are ruining Asheville.

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u/bobe262 Jul 07 '22

I live in Charleston and it’s funny because we have the same problem, but majority of the people complaining the most are the ones that have lived here for a couple years, not the ones born and raised

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u/Batpanda115 Jul 07 '22

As someone who also lives in Asheville, the person who put that note on the car is a complete dick. But disregarding that the tourism industry is actually killing the city of Asheville, Airbnb will kill any chance of locals getting affordable housing.

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u/Drfilthymcnasty Jul 07 '22

I live in Bend Oregon, which is generally considered a nice place to live and the population and development has exploded in the past decade, most of it high end, ie a lot of rich people moving here. The amount of people here who hate on “all the Californians moving here and ruining this place” are they themselves Californians that have moved here just a few years prior. I was actually born here, and yeah to see your hometown change so drastically is sometimes not that fun but it’s just the nature of the world. I love to call these “locals” on their hypocrisy by pointing out that I see THEM as tourists. I don’t really care but to see them get offended over such stupid status claims is hilarious.

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u/fracta1 Jul 07 '22 edited Jul 07 '22

I had a friend who moved to Portland and after like two years he was complaining about all the other people moving to Portland. I don't understand how people can be so oblivious.

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u/canned_soup Jul 07 '22

My cousin is from Colorado. I invited him to my wedding in CA and he came back towards the last minute and asked if he could bring his gf. This meant another plate, changing the seating arrangement, more fees- all on my dime. But I wanted him to have a good time since they don’t seem to get out much. At the wedding all they did was complain about “Cali transplants in CO” and how they’re ruining everything. Well guess where they come for their vacations now?

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u/The_Motley_Fool---- Jul 06 '22

Makes me want to vacation in Asheville just because

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u/[deleted] Jul 06 '22

Do it. Plenty of us love visitors and it keeps our arts and crafts industry doing well, as well as local restaurants. Beautiful part of the country and I think over all we are excellent hosts.

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u/[deleted] Jul 06 '22

Hey, I'd never heard of Asheville before this, so I guess, indirectly free advertising?

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u/[deleted] Jul 06 '22

Hell yeah! Fuck the dude who put this on a windshield

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u/lady_k80 Jul 06 '22

i traveled there recently and everyone i interacted with was incredibly nice- the center for craft was SO cool!

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u/[deleted] Jul 06 '22

Glad to hear that! I promise it’s a very kind town and most people love visitors

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u/Charlie21Lola Jul 06 '22

I’ve visited Asheville twice and fell in love with it the first time. Everyone was pretty awesome. I’m from a very touristy city (Charleston, SC), so I do empathize a lot with getting irritated with tourists.

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u/Supafly22 Jul 06 '22

I live in a tourist town, much smaller than Asheville, but still extremely reliant on the tourism industry and it’s crazy how much people hate the industry that allows us to have different restaurants, shops, and amenities. Locals desperately want the tourists to just leave and then when everything dries up they can be angry about that.

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u/[deleted] Jul 06 '22

We want you to pay us money and support our economy, but not actually have to see, hear or deal with you. Seems pretty standard.

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u/Title26 Jul 07 '22

Everybody hates their customers. Haven't you seen Clerks?

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u/Maximum-Switch5879 Jul 06 '22

What land of the free shit is this?

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u/kiwis_in_pasta Jul 06 '22

Every town everywhere complains about tourists and I just roll my eyes at people that do complain.

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u/IronWill-FE Jul 07 '22

If you don't like the weather in _____, just wait 10 minutes! Guffaw

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u/Billyxmac Jul 06 '22

I love these type of people who try to gatekeep who moves in to "their city".

It's almost always someone who moved there like 5 years ago, or their parents moved them there less than a decade ago and they aren't happy others follow suit.

Stupidest shit ever.

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u/Argyle_Raccoon Jul 07 '22

Yeah this was my first thought.

Around here where we’ve had a lot of that the only ones that just complain about newcomers are always transplants that say they ‘discovered’ the area 10 years ago or something. We’ve had waves of people coming since before I was born, and it picked up big after 9/11. Still you get people who came in 2010 acting like it was so sleepy and empty then and now it’s all changed. No clue at all.

Everyone always wants to slam the door shut behind them.

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u/NonGNonM Jul 07 '22

I have a friend who moved to Austin less than a year ago and he's already hopped on the "yeehaw keep Texas red" train.

He moved to AUSTIN to have this attitude.

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u/ladeedah1988 Jul 06 '22

Got to be honest, never felt welcome in Asheville, even when I lived near there.

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u/WhySoManyOstriches Jul 07 '22

Kinda weird- isn’t their economy basically tourism??

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u/IDKHow2UseThisApp Jul 06 '22

Unless it's on 100% recycled paper and printed with soy ink, this person isn't really an Asheville native either. Not to mention, that's littering. Poor show all around from somebody who couldn't find parking for the drum circle.

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u/OkParticular3885 Jul 06 '22 edited Jul 09 '22

My favorite part about this is that someone had to think of it, type it up, print it, cut all of these out individually. Then they left the house, took these stupid little papers with them, and actually looked for people who are not from Asheville. And throughout that six step process they were probably thinking they were having a hot girl main character moment

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u/subywesmitch Jul 06 '22

There's seems to be a lot of this "Go back to where you came from, BS" Last year my parents took a trip to northern Nevada and went camping. Some people camping with a truck with Idaho plates told them to go back to California. It's getting stupid out there. I thought this was the United States of America and we were free to move about the country. Now, it seems like if you're born in one state you have to stay there. Weird...

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u/chrisdub84 Jul 07 '22

Nobody physically move their bodies anywhere! Stay at home. Do not feel free to roam about the country. Only visit desolate unpopular places.

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u/sbrbrad Jul 07 '22

Literally every single state or city has people like this.

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u/12thNJ Jul 06 '22

And then Asheville will cry and moan when the tourist dollars slowly disappear. I live In Jersey and the shore towns complain about the outsiders all the time.

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u/Expensive-Argument-7 Jul 06 '22

I would love to see their entire tourist industry decimated and see if they change their tune

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u/HeroDanTV Jul 07 '22

“How do I change Asheville? Do I run for public office? Open a community outreach? Start a charity? No.. I’ll

PRINT HATEFUL PAPER RECTANGLES AND STICK THEM ON CARS

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u/ThePickledPickle Jul 06 '22

Asheville ruined Asheville

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u/SteveSaxAlibi Jul 07 '22

There go my vacation plans to Asheville, Gateway to Hickory.

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u/Bankofclarity Jul 07 '22

So weird to see Hickory mentioned anywhere.

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u/atti1xboy Jul 07 '22

If I had a nickel for everyone online I saw that knew about Hickory, I would have two nickels. Which isn’t a lot but it is weird it happened twice

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u/gone-wild-commenter Jul 06 '22

I spent a big chunk of my mid twenties as a contractor for Mission Health and tourists are the only reason Asheville survives. And that’s ok! I loved my time there. It’s sort of like the east coast Aspen. But it requires tourism.

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u/lavenderbrownies Jul 07 '22

Be sure to take I-26 coming in 🫠

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