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Tn Is The Worst State In The Us

Tn. people are the rudest people I have ever encountered. To make a long story short, my family and I  lived most of our lives in Ga. where southern values and mutual respect for others was just a way of life. Then we moved to PA due to my husband's job transfer. Pa was AWESOME, people were so nice and caring, polite and friendly to us southerners. It was an awesomely beautiful state. We loved it. Then, wanting to get closer to family in Ga. because my Dad was ill, my husband took a job in TN. BIG MISTAKE!!!!!! These are the rudest people I have ever encountered. I work as an RN and the people I work with are gossipy,
 mean and hateful. They talk about  everyone behind their back but are their best friend to their face. I hate it here. This is the most backwark state, nothing to do unless you like country music, tatoos, drinking and brawling (women included), screwing someone elses partner (no one's married, just having kids together, maybe their brother's or father"s) Oh, and everyone has a pierced lip, tongue, eyebrow, nipple, whatever. Disgusting.
People here will cut you off in traffic, give you the "bird" if you are going the speed limit and cut in front of you if you're waiting for someone to pull out of a parking space, then cuss you and call you names when you confront them in a polite manner.
I'm getting out of this AWFUL, BACKWARD ,HATEFUL state as soon as I can!!!
janbeasley2001 janbeasley2001 56-60 50 Responses Sep 14, 2010

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This thread properly explains why some people feel isolated in the state. Every day you wake up go to work come home possibly go to the gym and you realize at the end of the day but nobody has smiled at you. It is a very isolating feeling. No one in this thread has taken the time to say I'm sorry you felt that way about Tennessee, here are some places I've been that have had a lot of great fine memories for myself. I personally feel that Tennessee is "quick to judge, slow to help." And I wish that more often than not you will find people who are able to relate to yourself and create nice new memories but I haven't found that here.

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I am so sorry for your awful experience here in TN. Having resided in TN for a while now; I find the state very affable.

The jobs here imho are not so great;however, most of the people I have encountered are nice people!

Though personally speaking; TN seems aesthetically "beat up" though. :P

Maybe the area you were at is bad; I reside in Knoxville :)

Seriously? This is the stupidest crap I've ever read. First of all, go to any state and you'll find the same thing. Just because you have some bad experiences, doesn't mean everyone is like that. You want idiots? Come up here to Ohio, I'll give you idiots. There is nothing fake about their religion, hospitality or anything. I love Tennessee and I would love to live there. Also to the comment below me, you're an idiot. Tennessee isn't the south? Wow, even stupider than this garbage article I just read. Maybe you should get away from the CITY. City life is crap. Live in the country. I honestly can't believe what I just read. Leave. Get out of the beautiful state and move on with your life. I've heard many great things about the state and just because you see some negative things, which you see everywhere, doesn't mean it's a bad state. Now, west Tennessee, I could probably agree is bad. But I don't really care about west Tennessee. People like you **** me off so much, just jumping to conclusions. "Oh wow, 2 people were rude to me and seemed fake. that means all of them are." No. Basically what you just described happens here in Ohio. I've been to Tennessee numerous times and the people were amazing. You do realize everyone, including you I'm sure, talk behind people's backs? Don't act all high and mighty and perfect there. Also, who really gives a crap if they have tattoos or piercings? Who cares? It's their life. They can do what they want. But most people I've seen in Tennessee don't have that, soo...whatever. Just leave. People like you are ignorant.

Many people don't understand that Alabama, South Carolina, Louisiana, Georgia and Mississippi are the south. This is redneck cousin bumping hillbillies up here. Totally different. I mean, seriously, compare Nashville to Atlanta or Charleston. Puleeeeze!

I can compare Dyer county of Western Tennessee to Oconnee County, South Carolina. (My hometown.) Dyer is a place of the muddy Forked Deer River, with dangerous gray clay banks and slow dirty water. Folks that fish here annoyingly say, "I caught a Croppie!". Hospitality, was mostly from old women that wonder why any one would move 500+ plus miles to quote "This God forsaken place ." Flat land, dirty water, and significantly less hospitable. Police are comparitively lazy. I saw a truck ordering at Taco Bell without a tag, and an uncle of mine has suspended driving licence, meanwhile running an ensured tree service. Police don't take adequate evidence at a "Domestic" violence case involving an uncle hitting his nephew(me, 17) with a metal bat at an exon. On camera, angrily swinging a metal "object", just not seen hitting anyone. He said "I didn't have a metal bat", and still no arrest. Still to this day unpunnished. The same uncle with suspended driving licence and an ensured tree service. IN Oconnee, the water is clear (Chatooga River), even Lake Heartwell is cleaner than Forked Deer River. Our fishermen say "I caught a Crappie!" I hate hearing southern people say "Croppie" AND "Gerage" We say "Garage" and "Crappie". The police here will pull you over for a faulty tail light. Ain't gonna get away with a piece of blank metal. Cops stalk Highway 123 for seatbelts. I think in Dyer, the po po is corrupt and paid off by local bank owners. (my uncle, same one, has a millionaire boss bank owner.) The economy here is worse, but screw that, this is the Blue Ridge mountains, the foothills, the upstate, and the Golden corner of the palmetto state. hospitable teachers and old Gammas/nannies that say "Haaaweere y'aall dooowinn!?" Shout out to Claton, Georgia. The nicest teacher I ever had payed $300+ for my 8th grade Washington D.C trip. She came from Alabama. There are also some nice folks from Michigan I know. Kentucky has some nice folks on Facebook. Hot springs, Virginia is beautiful.

I respect your opinion but I will say not everyone in TN is bad I'm from a small town in MO and moved on and I couldn't be happier and I'm one of the nicest people in the world, sure some people are rude but that's everywhere, and why are tattoos and piercings disgusting, now I will admit a lot of tattoos and stuff are but just a few come on now just because you don't like something doesn't mean it's gross or whatever, get out and enjoy life while you get the chance. You are too picky about life as long as you have food, water and a roof over your head and your family is healthy then why complain. Just be thankful you have a home not many people do. Just my opinion

MAN DO YOU HAVE IT RIGHT!!!! I LIVED THERE ALL MY LIFE RAISED 3 KIDS AND GOT SO SICK OF THE RUDE A... PEOPLE I LEFT. THE DRIVING IS SO RUDE YOU FEEL LIKE YOU WORKED 2 JOBS JUST TO GO TO WORK FOR ONE LOUSEY A.... CHECK. THE EMPLOYERS ARE LIARS AND WILL STAB YOU IN THE BACK AND NOT PAY YOU. THEY HAVE NO COMMON COURTESY AT ALL. THE ENTIRE POPULATION WENT FROM A GREAT SMALL TOWN TO A BIG A.... BUNCH OF DRUCKS THAT WILL SCR.... YOU WIFE OR ANYBODY ELSE THEY CAN IF YOU TURN YOUR BACK. THOSE PEOPLE THERE NOW ARE NOT THE PEOPLE ORIGINALLY I GREW UP WITH. ALL THAT DA... COUNTRY MUSIC SHI... HAS KILLED MORE PEOPLE WIVES AND BROTHERS AND SISTERS AND MOM AND DADS THAN ANY CRIME IN ANY STATE I HAVE EVER BEEN IN. THEY WILL ACUSE YOU OF CRIMES YOU DID NOT DO AND LOCK YOU UP FOR SPEEDING WHEN THE BIG TRUCKS GET AWAY WITH TRAVELING OVER THE LIMIT BECAUSE THEY OWN THE ROADS NOW. IT IS A DISCUSTING PLACE TO RAISE CHILDREN. ONE OF DAUGHTERS PLAYED SOFTBALL AND WAS ONE OF THE BEST TRAVEL BALL PLAYERS IN STATE AND SHE WAS WEARING HER SCHOOL LETTER JACKET AND ALMOST WENT TO JAIL FOR LOOKING LIKE A THUG BECAUSE SHE HAD NUMBERS ON HER HIGH SCHOOL JACKET. MOUNT JULIET TENNESEE. MY GIRLS ARE SO MIXED UP THEY DONT KNOW HOW TO LEAVE THAT CRAZY PLACE. ALL THAT BUNCH OF MIXED UP PEOPLE KEEP EVERYBODY IN AN UPROAR ALL THE TIME....IT IS NUTS IN NASHVILLE TENNESEE.. IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT MOVING THERE, TAKE A BIG U TURN BECAUSE YOUR LIFE WILL BE A TRAIN WRECK BY THE TIME YOU GET OUT OF THERE. IT IS NOT THE PLACE IT USED TO BE. ALL OUT OF TOWNERS WITH NOTHING BUT BIG DREAMS OF DRINKING AND SINGING A SONG. I KNEW SEVERAL PEOPLE THAT WERE KILLED TRYING TO STAY THERE AND GET A MUSIC DEALLL... IT SEEMS LIKE YOU ARE IN OUTER SPACE EVER WHERE YOU GO THERE. THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE NOTHING BUT MONEY IN NASHVILLE HAVE NO SENSE AT ALL. THEY WILL RIP YOU OFF AND WHEN YOU TAKE THEM TO COURT FORGET IT, YOU WILL NEVER WIN BECAUSE MONEY IS THE RULING FACTOR.. CRAZY CRAZXY CRAZY CRAZY PLACE NASHVILLE TENNESSEE..IF MY KIDS WERE NOT THERE I WOULD NEVER STEP FOOT IN THAT PLACE AGAIN..AND I AM WORKING TO GET THEM OUT OF THERE ONE WAY OR THE OTHER I WILL GET THEM OUT OF THAT PLACE BEFORE MY GRANDCHILDREN ARE RUIT FOR LIFE.. I WAS IN MIILTARY AND SAW WHAT NORMAL WAS THAT IS THE REASON I HAD ENOUGH SENSE TO GET OUT.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I've been living in Florida for decades. Before that, I lived in Europe, NY, LA, and the Midwest traveling for my job. I thought I could move back here. I can live anywhere, right? WRONG! Everyday it's like walking on eggshells just to be here. The poorest are often the nicest ones and the ones like us, of course, who don't fit in. They fear us, you know. Wee tawk foony

You are full of crap. You're rant is nothing but a bunch of lies. Please, please get the heck out of our wonderful state and move as far away as you can.

Uh, did any of you, you know, try and leave the cities? I was (regrettably) born in Knoxville, but I have lived most of my life in Maryville, a small town about 15 miles south of there, nestled right between the tennessee valley and the appalachian mountains, and all I can say is I love it here. I have traveled all over the country, and have visited almost all seven continents, but something always draws me back here....the primal beauty of the landscape, the hospitality of the people, there really is nothing to not like about the eastern part of the state, other than the open festering wound that is knoxville. Come here and see, it's beautiful. the people are beautiful. I think you just had a bad experience.

toomanyregos: Sounds to me like 2 states: Eastern Tennessee, and Western Tennessee. Say, I am a South Carolinian, Do y'all Eastern Tennessians say "I caught a crappie fish!", or, like Dyersbergians from Western Tennessee, do y'all say "I caught a croppie fish!"

Jan: I am a realist-positivist (meaning i explain reality just how it is) and you are a realist as well, because what you said about the behaviour patterns of most Tennessee citizens is 100% correct. I don't hate the people here of Knoxville, TN i just pitty them. Because they are their worst enemies, that behaviour pattern of most Tennesseans is what sociologists called "The poverty trap" or "The viscious circle of poverty". My friend we won't be able to change the negative pessimist hateful behaviour patterns of most Tennesseans without a left-wing revolution. Because those ultra-individualist, racist, fascist, hateful behaviour patterns of most Tennesseans are 100% fascistic ultra-right wing in nature of both parties Democratic Party and the republican party (2 fascist, racist, classist ultra-right wing political parties), just like the fascists who overthrew the Ukranian government. And again: The people of Tennessee will continue using tattoos, acting stupid, hating people as long as The Democratic Party and The Republican Party continue in political power. Only a left-wing political revolution can change Tennessee people into loving people like John Lennon, Martin Luther King, Mandela and really loving humans !!

Exactly correct. They are steeped in FAKE. If I could use one word to describe this entire state from Memphis to Bristol, it would be fake. They pretend to be happy, friendly, contented, informed, educated, and kindhearted. Scratch the surface just a teeny tiny bit and you will get enraged, bigoted, dumbed down, redneck anger and age and education are no barrier either.

Hey people if you live in Tennessee, join the Green Party and do not vote for Democrats and Republicans. All changes in our lives must be done thru politics, we are political animals like Aristotle said and without a revolutionary political change, Tennessee and the people of Tennessee will be the same. Obama and Republicans are oligarchic parties, what we need is a workers party like the green party that would change the philosophy of life of the whole USA, which is a narcissisist "You are on your own" philosophy of life. And what we need is a philosophy of life in America ba<x>sed on love, mutualism, cooperativism, solidarity and unity. Not this damn evil system of living where people hate each other

It's deeper than that but it's a start, I grant you that. These people are mean spirited to their core. That whole mountaineer rage is barely under the surface with most of them. It will take a miracle from a God they don't serve in their churches. One who didn't like the Pharisees.

All I can say is that Tennessee needs a political revolution. Only a radical change can destroy all the negative behaviour patterns of the state of Tennessee and of the whole USA. We have to be scientific folks. Karl Marx said that the oppressed tend to emulate the behaviour patterns of the oppressor ruling classes

Clearly you've never been to California....

Dude you are drunk as crap every thing you said here is false

Sounds like NY, haha

Nashville is an uncultured overpriced wanna-be city. I moved here in early 2013. The months that followed were shocking. There are so many monopolies (electric company, cable--Comcast, landlord rights that defy law), and the families that own the liquor stores which prevent major stores from coming into Nashville, which would create thousands of jobs and more sales taxes for the city, is stifling the economy.The politics are shockingly backwards, especially for the prices you have to pay in order to live in a decent clean apartment. The apartments are generally VERY old, ghetto, and in disrepair. It is a real problem.I was shocked when I moved here. The city does not even try to hide its corruptness--politicians are clearly getting paid off to keep the old policies in effect which prevent any new and better ways of doing things. The locals are either backwards, and or snobby. Even the wealthy are shockingly stupid for the most part.Likewise, I have never lived in a city with so many down-trodden depressed people. The middle class is effectively dead in this city. Incidentally, Tennessee has taken the crown from Oklahoma as the meth capital (2013) and it is also the "pain pill capital". Much to be proud of considering the snobbiness and arrogance of the city.The cost of living is literally higher than the national average on rents, food, veterinarian services, dry cleaning, and so on. But what do you get in return for the high prices? Humidity. Bugs. Ignorance. Uncultured snobs, no real culture other than Southern, and so on. I moved here from Los Angeles looking for a lower cost of living in a smaller pleasant city. I am paying only 200 dollars less for my apartment, and about $100 dollars a month more in utilities. I am ONLY saving $100 a month and this is because I got rid of cable after Comcast kept padding my bills. So I save $100 a month for leaving LA, and I was just 3 miles from the beach with rent control. Sickening. The old apartments here are in decay. They are disgraceful, and they fill the Nashville market. It is ridiculously overpriced for the ghetto-style housing that you get. Am I saving money for my costly move across country? Hardly? Is the traffic better than Los Angeles? Somewhat, but it is getting bad now, as Nashville is the number one growing city in the nation of its size. Nashville stole that crown from Austin. Even the wealthy tend to be ignorant and small-minded unless they are the handful that are in the film industry, which seem to have some savviness. Others, including the wealthy (who have no excuse to be so ignorant) seem to think all black people are "ghetto", which is most certainly not the case. One only needs to step foot out of their own prejudices to realize this. Or travel. There are brilliant smart black people all over the country, the world. I recently heard that Nashville was voted the 3rd snobbiest city in the nation in 2013. I can attest to this. Ignorance and arrogance go hand and hand here, no matter what walk of life Nashvilians come from. But to be snobby one should at least have some actual superiority to support it. Not the case.I came here SO excited, and I actually grew to hate Nashville within the first five months of living here. My Canadian neighbor (dual citizenship) is super cool--she also hates Nashville. Once she finishes her residency, she will also be leaving the state. Ironically, I grew up in Tennessee, so if anything, I should be partial to the city. I tried to love it. There are not many good, really good restaurants, just a lot of corporate chains. There are NO great restaurants, a virtual lack of ethnic restaurants. Nashville has an overall lack of culture other than Southern. Where are the great museums and galleries, the excellent restaurants? They simply do not exist. The one contemporary art museum is the Frist, and it is tiny. You can "do it" in an hour, two at the most. A real joke. There is simply a deficit in worldliness here. Junker fast food joints which are EVERYWHERE. Churches are everywhere. Quick loan places are everywhere (the real sign of a depressed economic population. The humidity is another drawback. It is atrocious. Nashville is fine to visit if you are into the country music scene downtown. And there are plenty of cool (wilderness and historical) areas to visit which surround the city. Chattanooga seems nice, but it is also a depressed area once you leave the downtown region, which is tiny and EXPENSIVE. Nashville is stuck up and yet it has not grown up to compete with the big boys. Austin is not this way. Nor is Los Angeles (which has its own set of problems), nor is New York City or Portland or Atlanta. They are all vibrant places full of culture and progressive living. Nashville is just plain backwards and it is way way behind the rest of the country in terms of healthy variety. The reviews I read, and I read MANY, prior to moving here, made it sound like paradise. But other than housing prices (which ARE rising) and the historical surrounding areas, there is nothing else good I can say about the place. Folks are NUTS about guns. MANY survivalists and "preppers" are ready for revolution and the end of the world. And the politics are ULTRA conservative. I don't trust any radicals on either side of that fence. I am an independent. But the Rush Limbaugh followers are everywhere. It is frightening and simply ignorance. The majority of Nashvilians are too blinded and short-sided (even the wealthy) to realize that the Rush show is nothing more than entertainment and money making hype, the money going to HIM. Yet it touts a cult-like following. This is the same Rush that was addicted to Oxycontin, and had his poor maid illegally getting his drugs so his name would not get busted. Good guy? Hardly. This is a man to worship? Just like Nashville, Rush makes a point to DIVIDE people and not bring them together. Radicals are scary. So, there you have it. I could go on, but you get the gist. And if you disagree with me, good for you. You clearly grew up here and you know no better. Or your expectations are so low you are blinded by your own short vision and lack of experiencing worlds outside of your tiny one. I do want to add that there is a beautiful park in the middle of the city, my very favorite place to be when I am not working. But similar to Detroit and Tiajuana and other mean cities, you will often see stray animals wandering the streets aimlessly. I have rescued a number of them, but honestly, it seems like NOBODY gives a damn about life, other than their own selfish wants and needs. That is VERY backwards and NOT very humanitarian. I am ashamed to say I grew up in this state, which was once beautiful and at least politically divided almost evenly. The Repubs have taken over, and being an independent, I do not like either party, but the Repubs are vicious in their practices and cult-like following. Scary. They remind me of the radical muslims--our way or NO way. Screw that. I hate such pompousness in any human, much less a political party. And if you are not like "them", there is no room for you. Other cultures that move here are clearly not welcome. BEWARE. Sophisticated cosmopolitan worldly types should also not come here. You will not be welcome. As an aside, when I give the European kiss as a greeting, which is a quick kiss on each cheek of the recipient, I have literally been chastised as to "why do you do that"? WOW. Who complains about that, a friendly greeting. And the disgruntled protest came from a VERY wealthy older Jewish woman, who clearly should be more worldly and open-minded, especially considering she is a HUGE minority here. There are supposedly only 9000 Jews in the whole state. That also shocked me. But it makes sense. But again, WHO complains about a friendly greeting? A snobby arrogant Southern woman does, despite her being a minority that is surely would not accept if not for her money... Maybe in another 30 years Nashville will "get it", but by then, America will have pretty much eaten itself alive. So who even knows what will be out there once the dollar is no longer the currency of the world. I now hate Nashville and all that it represents, and it is not because I wanted to. Cie la vie.

At least your in the city. I live in a small little town called Smithville and believe me there is not one damn thing in it. Living in the south sucks (excluding Florida). Floridians aren't even considered by a good majority of southern people to be southerners. They say it's the southern most northern state, I suppose it's because there's allot of people from the north that have moved there over the years. Many moons ago I was assigned to Seymour Johnson AFB in Goldsboro NC while I did an enlistment in the Air Force and you know that should have taught me that I don't like living in the south (again excluding Florida). Not every darn sole but a again a good majority don't care for anyone outside there local group. Dear lord there's a lot of them that still relate to the rebs and those darn yankees, believe me I'm not kidding you a bit. I've lived in three southern states and a good percentage of the so called southern fried country foke feel this way. Anyway what can I say, no one made me move here, I did it myself. Hey does anyone want to buy a house.

I don't think this was meant as an opportunity for you to write a book of fiction.

You're a typical Tennessee toad who searches the internet for people who don't like Tennessee. I think that says it all. Now donchew go n gitcher gun and shoot me er nuthin.

This state was voted the most corrupt state in America by a Reuters poll in 2013. I lived in Nashville 30 years ago. It was the same and nothing will change them. Even Memphis says that.

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I don't understand why so many people are downing Tennessee. Yes just like any other state we have crime. Other states have areas that are bad, with bad schools, and fake people. Its not just the way of Tennesseans its the way of America. I was born and raised here in Middle Tennessee, and why I see its quirks, I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. Southern Hospitality is at its finest in middle tn. Everyone says hi to everyone whether you know them or not. You hold doors for others, you respect your elders, and your parents. IN many other states, you a hold a door and they look at you like your stupid. You see kids walking around talking about how insane their parents are you get on social media and see kids posting about going off on their parents and how their ****** people and everything else. Here most kids would be smacked if they ever did any of that. At least where I'm at. And the driving??? Compared to a lot of other states the driving here is great. I have been to Chicago, and many other places around the US and in those states I have been too I have seen so many people just cutting people off, people getting over with maybe half a foot between them and the car their cutting off. if you ask me the driving here is superb. The schools, are all pretty decent, now there are those select schools that I wouldn't dare place my child in but that's not any different in any other state. So before you all try to judge a place, after being here for only a couple of years, why don't you give it a chance, and look at the positive sides. Trust me there are more positive sides to Tennessee then there are negative. Just saying..

You know there's more to being kind to someone than just saying hello, or holding the door open for an individual. That's fantastic being polite like that and I tip my hat to those who do that. But now let's take it alittle further and and establish a friendship with someone that wasn't born and raised in this local. I could give you many examples but this one has always reminded me of how many southern people treat the so called outsider......this person and his wife own and operate a buisness in town that involves always being around the public and you know he said I've never once been asked to come over to someone's place for any kind of social event, ya know like maybe a damn cookout. Again it's not everyone but it is the feeling of the majority.

I WAS born and raised in Bristol but committed the horrible sin of moving away for 30 years. Oh no! Now they treat me like a Yankee. But they still run to Florida every chance they get, when they aren't sunning themselves in that Mediterranean city known as Myrtle Beach! I have been robbed blind by these Rocky Top terds for 4 years. I am plotting my escape as we speak.

i am being cyber bullied by the people here and they are not letting me work for more than a month and in some cases, a week.
i cant escape.
people that i have never seen before yell terrible things from their cars when they see me and honk loudly. i never did anything to these people.

Get a lawyer. All they understand is force. Sue their butts off. For all their big bragging talk, they are scared kerappless of the police and the law.

I moved to Nashville in January 2007, to work for a company downtown Nashville (tallest building downtown) hint hint, and let's just say, IT WAS THE BIGGEST MISTAKE OF MY ENTIRE LIFE!!! Not only was I in an abusive relationship at home, which is another story I will explain. But at my job, females (mainly supervisors) hated me so much (BECAUSE I DIDN'T MINGLE IN THEIR FAKE CROWD) they all talked about each other telling each others business, yet they were best friends..... and were so nosey, they were reading my text messages and emails from my PERSONAL CELLPHONE. They would have other co-workers walk by my desk and repeat things that were on my cellphone. So when this was being done, I was texting everything I could think of under the moon to make someone mad enough to want to come up and say something to me. Of course when I asked different people what was going on, and why were people reading my text messages and emails, their response was "I don't know what you are talking about" , then when I went to my supervisor, his response was "maybe someone is trying to find out something about you" WOOOW!!!!!!! For real??? Then I went to my floor manager and her response was, "I think you are low maintenance" and then said "do I know you?" I told her "I'm sorry I dont come in to work wearing Gucci shoes everyday", so where our conversation was going was no where.... later that day my ex-boyfriend calls me, and tells me he is going to the mall and buying some Gucci shoes....I'm now thinking what is going on? Yet no one will say anything. After transferring to another floor (ahhhh away from the haters), and away from my abusive ex-boyfriend, it's like things were perfect in my life for once. But it's like the floor I originally came from, had put some sort of spell or voodoo on me (having evil spirits following me. I started hearing these voices in my head, and on my personal cellphone. Now two years later, I'm still hearing my supervisors voice, as well as my ex-boyfriends voice. Him saying how the people at this company voodoo'd me, and all this back and forth non-sense. In the end, i feel my ex-boyfriend was prejudice, my ex-supervisors were prejudice..... I am a very light skin, black woman, I felt I wasn't dark enough for some of the other black females I worked with (on my old floor only) and was too dark skin for the white females on the floor. I just highly recommend anyone who maybe considering moving to Nashville Tn, PLEASE DONT GO THERE!!!!! I wish these post on this website could be spread all over the world....

Vooodooo?!!! :O You mean figuratively or literally? Just wondering :P

They are phony,phony, phony, phony, phony, phony, phony,phony,phony, PHONY! Everything about them is phony. Their FAKE Christianity. (If Jesus was anything like them, I'd drive the nails myself). Their FAKE Southern Hospitality. The real south has hospitality and manners, not these foot stomping redneck hillbillies. It's just another ruse to get their hand into your pocket.

They have sex with their own kids. Nashville is the hub in the south for child ***********. The Southern Baptist Sunday School Board, and others, own all the chi chi (Mexican slang) bars on Printer's Alley in Nashville. FAKE! They should change the state slogan from 'the volunteer state' to the 'not one original idea so we just follow blindly' state.

The ones with an education but no travel experience, other than some 10-city in one week European tours, are the worst. They live here because underneath their FAKE civility, they are just as redneck as the rest of the state and uncomfortable around civilized people in other places. Their nesting instinct never goes beyond a 200 mile radius for a domicile. They have the new comers fooled into thinking they are different from the baby banging white trash around them, and YET................. the cities never get cleaned up, the buildings never get painted, the air pollution is blamed on Kentucky, the arson is constantly prevalent without punishment, and the political graft never stops. I call them 'Hillbilly Elite'. Yes, it is an oxymoron.


Worst state in the United States as far as the people go. The bad outnumber the good ones here. As soon as the estate settles, I'm gone so don't bother letting your redneck show by rudely telling me to leave. Can't wait! The state is chock full of liars and thieves. If they ever read the Old Testament in their Christian Bibles, they would know what God had to say about liars and thieves. It's also a welfare state and half the people are on drugs or lying about their disability courtesy of the corrupt physicians here. Horrible. Just do the rest of the planet a favor and never, EVER leave the state.

Wow Daisymae. It's a shame that you choose to mislead people with nonsense rather than facts. There is crime in every state, there are bad people in every state, there are bad areas in every state, and there are fake Christians everywhere. You throw out a lot of generalities but state no facts to back them up. For example, how do you know that all of the "chi chi" bars in Printers Alley are owned by the Southern Baptist Sunday School Board? What crime report are you citing when you say the Nashville area has a high rate of child molestation? What crime report are you citing regarding arson statistics in Nashville? Please answer these three questions to back up your nonsense, or stop lying and be quiet until you have facts to back up what you say. We have been in TN since 2010 and are glad we moved there, and my wife is Cherokee Indian. You are either a liar or you are so abrasive that no one likes you. Tennessee will be even better once you leave.

You'll fit right in. Lose you money, or job and see how many of them are really your friends. And their Christianity, like yours, is fake. Now, go rent a child sex video in Nashville. They love pushing that stuff.

That's a shame. I had moved there from the western us. I iived in both ja kson and Nashville and had the best time of my life. I felt the people were so nice and true they can't drive worth a ****. But I had so many friends I made there. I really have nothing bad to say about it. Sorry.

We\'re about 15 minutes south of Nashville and we like it. The drivers are the worst though, you\'re right about that. How was Jackson? I\'ve heard bad things and my cousin is looking to go there but I\'ve never been.

I loved jackson

Cant not agree more. Jackson and the surrounding area is the worst. West Tennesse, the most backward place in the world. The worst schools I can ever see. Actually they do not know what is education. Their idea of education is through the churches. OH, man, this place is so backward I am ashamed that I live here, and lived here for more than 10 years.

Cant not agree more. Jackson and the surrounding area is the worst. West Tennesse, the most backward place in the world. The worst schools I can ever see. Actually they do not know what is education. Their idea of education is through the churches. OH, man, this place is so backward I am ashamed that I live here, and lived here for more than 10 years.

I love what jan said about this state of Tennessee.. us tooo we moved here do to a job we even thought living in the country was good , U dont get any cell phone service or public water or even good internet or cable , but besides that .we live on the other side of the state) ( west tennessee) , every one is backwords and are prejudice fake and back stabbers. Its too bad that a good job is hard to find , ( so because of that we are stuck) but thanks to you jan beasley U made my day , Im glad im not the only one that feels the same way ... Thankyou so much .. Also your so right on they saying they go to church , and than all they care about is killing animals , if your starving sure , but dont just kill to kill, and be proud. Hope to hear more on this good old ugly state of Tennessee

How unfortunate that you feel this way about such a pleasant people who have always have been noted for "Southern Hospitality". We extend our hand to folks, not the finger, hence "the Volunteer State".
To clarify...
-Not all have piercings nor do all believe in piercing holes all over our bodies. I personally have a distaste for tattoos as well.
-The fact of whether or not our couples are married is an individual personal choice; much like your choice to relocate here. In comparison to other areas I believe it is fair to say that the majority of Tennesseans holds the bond of matrimony in high esteem.
-Other ideas of what is proper and correct have been injected into our wonderful society by "transplants" trying to "rehabilitate" us by converting our ways.
-****** is a practice that is not localized to only Tennessee and should not be portrayed as such. There are sick people all over the world, not just in Tennessee!

In short, it takes a small minded individual to stereotype an entire state based soley and completely on the select few that you have clearly pissed off.

There is a saying here, and maybe other places as well:
"To make friends, show yourself friendly."

As I wrote in my post "The Good and Bad About Tennessee", there is good and bad everywhere you choose to live. We relocated to Middle TN from southern California. But, before we moved, we did our research, and vacationed places first...then we made an educated decision. We lived in Orange County, CA, which by most standards, is a very nice place to live. But drive inland 20 minutes from where we lived, and you end up in some of the trashiest areas you could imagine. So you get good and bad areas everywhere. The point is, educate yourself first. We did and we are very happy with our move. I agree that it is silly to judge an entire state based on an area someone chose to live without learning about it first.

They will use you and take your money until you are bled dry. Stop lying. I've lived everywhere. FAKE. That's the best word to describe these artificial friendly rednecks.

Jackson is no better.

I agree with all the negative--and truthful--statements here about Tennessee. I was born there and HAD to live in Crossville with my parents until I got to leave in 1992. They are surely the rudest people, and so willfully ignorant. They are cruel to animals, claim to love Jesus but can't tell you anything about him, base their lives on country music stars and hunting, think Knoxville and Nashville are sophisticated, rude rude rude and backward, my gosh. The posts about these hicks being friendly to your face and then takling about you behind your back is the most truthful thing I've ever read.
They hate black people and believe everything some lying Republican will say.
Don't don't don't let the green mountains fool you. Stay away, or you will regret it the rest of your life.
And that statement that Tennessee is a cheap place to live is a flat out lie. The taxes there are exorbitant....they tax 10% on all food. That's like taxing people to stay alive, and taxing babies and children. It's wrong. There's 10% sales tax and an income tax on investment earnings. They lie about taxes. Gov. Haslam is a pawn for the rich and hypocrite Presbyterian.
STay far away from the hell-hole of the USA aka Tennessee.

oh my gosh , and i thought i had problems living here near jackson, . I feel so much better now , we lived here since 2007 we live in the country ( not knowing what was ahead of us ) darn people drive fast on a country road , dont care who they hit and our street is a dump site for strays needing a home .. your sooo right!!! on being mean to animals. (why)? and kill what ever they can and brag about at work, they drink and say they believe in God and claim not to do any work on sunday ( what a lie) and they are the worst prejudiced people ever .. never new it was still around ( thats just not right ) Like to ring some of there necks . Keep those post coming ..

Bulldoganne: You have your facts about taxes wrong. Here is the truth: TN has no state income tax; TN has extremely low property tax if you're blessed to own your own home; TN has a 7% state sales tax plus local sales taxes which can equate to about 9.75% on things you buy, HOWEVER, groceries are taxed at 5.25% plus local taxes, which equates to about 8% total on groceries, to help out those families and kids you incorrectly say TN and mean Republicans hurt. This sales tax rate is a reduction from 5.5% that kicked in over the summer of 2012, and is expected to go down to 5%. So to say that TN taxes food at 10% is just not factually accurate. By the way, the reduction helped families in the amount of $22mil and was proposed by and signed into law by Republican Governor Bill Haslam, who you say is "a pawn for the rich and hypocrite Presbyterian (sic)." Oh, and it was passed by a Republican majority legislature.

I come from a state (CA) that has a 9% sales tax plus or minus, a 9.3% income tax on income over about 45k, and extremely high property taxes, and it's economy is failing. The fact that TN survives on a comparatively low tax burden is an amazing accomplishment and shows a well managed budget. The sales tax revenue also means that everyone pays into the system proportionally, including the people who use the system, which is fair for all. If you're wealthy enough to live off your investment income, which is taxed in TN, then you probably have enough money not to care.

Please get your facts right so you don't mislead people. Don't take my word for it, do your own research, like you should have done before you posted (and you characterized Tennesseans as willfully ignorant!). As a side note, TN was ranked as the number 1 retirement state by bankrate.com because of its overall tax burden and low cost of living, among other factors.

I can't wait until you end up in their hospitals.

Dear God, no! My husband is being transferred there. I join him with the toddler in a few months. I am DREADING the entire escapade! I'm a California native, but have lived and traveled all over the world. I am young and while not far left leaning, am certainly moderate. You cannot be serious about Klan meetings! I want to scream and cry now! I will give it my best shot, and will do my best to keep my mind open always but....AAAARRRRGGGGHHH!!!!!

Read my post "The Good and Bad About Tennessee." You need a perspective from a fellow former southern Californian.

Well i can say with all the truth,,Tn sucks,,rob's u blind..no good paying jobs..Right to work..with no rights..crooks in office,,out for the rich,and not the people.Land look ok..but the people have no back bone to vote the right wings out..A lot of people talk about other people.and it's not nice..Then go to church on Sunday..They put a face on about helping other people out of state..but no one in the state get's help..They take your tax's money..and who know what they do with it....It a bad place to have to live in..

Let me keep this short and sweet...
Tennessee is truly a HELL-HOLE.
There are too many reasons to list.
I have experienced other places in the USA and this is hands down the worst so far. If you are here attending college or for music and bars then you may be content here. If you live in a rich neighborhood in Brentwood or Franklin and only care about shopping while your kids are carted to and from by your hired help, you may be content here. If you're a Native and ignorance is your bliss, you may be content here.
For the average person with family/children who have experienced a normal life outside of Tennessee, you will SUFFER here. This place (middle TN) is a hell-hole. WARNING: do not raise kids here! Stay off the roads here! Prepare yourself for some weird **** here!
There is a LONG list of reasons why this place is gross, freaky, abnormal, unhealthy, and truly miserable. The list is so long in fact, that I won't be writing it out. To the natives who do not know any better: this is not "your state", if we could "pack it up and move on" we would, this is God's state and it could have a chance at normalcy if not for the native freaks who screwed this place up. The culture here is bizzare and the natives here are ignorant. That is not meant to insult but literally, they are ignorant/not knowledgable.
God forgive me for insulting anyone. Honestly, I'm trying to save anyone else who may come across this post during -decision on where to move- time.

Thanks "y'all"
(that's actually a word here ;) and one of the few they spell correctly)

Thanks. I am moving out this miserable place. Can not tolerate the level of ignorance here. The problem is that this place is run by ignorant people. I get to run run away from here.