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RE: Mississippi State Beat Writer Fired...
(06-13-2014 07:25 AM)BRtransplant Wrote:  
(06-12-2014 07:53 PM)arkstfan Wrote:  
(06-12-2014 05:57 PM)BRtransplant Wrote:  
(06-12-2014 08:32 AM)arkstfan Wrote:  I've been to Lafayette for business, pleasure, and sports. I've never noticed the quality of housing, I'm usually too busy looking to see if there is a new place I should try to eat at.

With an odd exception here and there, lot of normal southerners, friendly and helpful, which I can't say for Baton Rouge.

Are you referring to people in Tiger Stadium or are you talking about people that live in Baton Rouge? There is a big difference. About 70% of the people in Tiger Stadium on any given Saturday are not from Baton Rouge. Baton Rouge gets lots of visitors in town from New Orleans and Lafayette to go along with the red necks from North LA. Many of those visitors are typical obnoxious LSU drunks that give our city a bad name.

I've only been to Tiger Stadium once, that was for LSU-UGA with my brother-in-law and had no problems. But the three times I've visited, I've had wait staff that ranged from indifferent to hostile, a hotel clerk who all but said he didn't give a crap that the AC wasn't working in our room, a gas station clerk who flipped my credit card back at me like she was skipping a rock across a pond. No desire to return, I'm sure there are lots of nice folks somewhere there but I'm not going to press my luck.
I hate you had such a lousy experience when you visited. I assure you that the vast majority of Baton Rouge citizens are not like that. We're very welcoming to guests in our city. All the restaurants are packed on home game weekends, so sometimes the service can get pretty slow, but there is no excuse for pure rudeness. They say that first impressions can last a lifetime, so I understand your feeling the way you do after being treated so poorly. Perhaps we'll make a better impression on you if you ever visit again.

Like I said, I'm sure there are plenty of nice people. My brother-in-law and his wife and kids liked their time there.

My other sister-in-law's kid is finishing his residency and liked it (he's an ER/trauma resident and is oddly complimentary of the variety of cases he's worked on) but I've never had any good experiences, I'd just as soon visit New Orleans or a variety of communities on the west side of the state.
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RE: Mississippi State Beat Writer Fired...
(06-12-2014 06:15 PM)HerdZoned Wrote:  I now live back in my home state of West Virginia but I lived right outside of Lafayette in Broussard for 11 years from 1995-2006. Southern Louisiana people made me feel as if I was family from the 1st day I moved there till my last day in Louisiana.

I have no idea what this guy was thinking. But then again Ive always said Mississippi has 3 million people and 13 last names, which might have something to do with it.

I would venture to say you wouldn't recognize the Broussard area now. I'd guess it has probably quadrupled in size since 2006 and is still growing.

I still really like Billeaud's boudin though.
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