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    Exclamation Are all you expatriates so RUDE????

    Sheesh!

    I'm over posting on this website.

    Thanks Adrianb for your PM - I'll call you soon.

    It seems to me that unless you have something controversial to say or you are FULL of B*llSh*t nobody wants to answer you.

    I am new to the DR and WANT to meet expatriates. Are you all so far up yourselves that you can't even find the manners to respond to a newbie???

    I'm not asking stupid questions about which way I should wipe my lilly white arse.... I want to meet real people who live in this beautiful country.

    I'm so disappointed in all of you 'expatriates'.

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    seems like you were responded to
    http://www.dr1.com/forums/living/629...et-expats.html

    i don't really see your issue.

    one thing i can tell you is that your being rude isn't any answer.
    Last edited by apostropheman; 06-12-2007 at 12:02 AM.

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    Damn bud - lay off the sauce already! Nobody is perfect here but I'm sure people have their reasons.

    I'm sure that inspite of them you will still have a good time because Dominicans are a very friendly people - as long as one isn't to uptight - remember this is the Caribbean and everything moves at a slower pace!

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    Quote Originally Posted by apostropheman View Post
    seems like you were responded to
    http://www.dr1.com/forums/living/629...et-expats.html

    i don't really see your issue.

    one thing i can tell you is that your being rude isn't any answer.

    Thanks apostrophemen.

    I posted the thread your refer to a couple of weeks ago before I arrived in the DR and basically had no replies. (Except for LarryS -bless you!)

    My issue - it seems that unless you are "controverial", no-one wants to answer your threads. THAT is my issue.

    I am currently in the DR on business and moving here permanently later in the year for my work. We REALLY want to meet other expariates living in the DR, particulary in Santo Domingo.

    Now I have your attention, can SOMEONE tell me where to go in SD to meet Expatriates??????

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    The capatain has that honor on the south shore

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    FINALLY - someone replies!

    Sorry to cause 'waves'. Just a little bit fed up with being ignored.

    My partner and I (who, by the way are fantastic, fun Aussies) just want to meet some other expats so as to not make any proverbial f*** ups (ie. would like to info on where to live in SD, hang out, etc. etc.)

    Is that asking too much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanation View Post
    My partner and I (who, by the way are fantastic, fun Aussies) just want to meet some other expats so as to not make any proverbial f*** ups (ie. would like to info on where to live in SD, hang out, etc. etc.)

    Is that asking too much?
    It would appear that if you have had to wait 2 weeks for an answer from someone in SD, then YES it IS too much. WE here on the North Coast however, are a much friendlier bunch of Poms & layabouts & as such we are more akin to your way of Aussie life/culture!!

    Good luck in the smoke & stressful Santo Domingo!! ~ Grahame

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    Default Keep your chin up--one "newbie to another"

    Keep your chin up. The anonymity of this site sometimes makes it easier for folks to be a little more "frank" than they would be face to face. Try to allow that to be a buffer around any responses you might receive. This is the first forum I have ever posted on, and it kind of blew me away too--still does, but the interest in the country, culture, language and people keep me lurking/posting/picking fights.
    I feel for you. Think of it this way... In your country of origin-if you picked up a paper and glanced through the classified section and saw an ad that said "stranger in town--wants to meet you” how would you respond?

    I don't live in the DR (although this is my heart's desire), but I know that in the town where I live, I would be very hesitant to respond to an ad like this.

    I'm not criticizing you for placing it; I think it is a totally valid interest. I just hope you will not take it personally. The fact is...none of us knows you, so we don't know if you are for real, an ax murderer, or a terrible bore...

    You are probably a great person, and if I lived in the DR, it is possible that I would make an attempt at knowing more about you and your partner. It is also possible that I would be overwhelmed by the chaos of my own life, family responsibilities, social circles, job, survival, etc…that I would just skip over the post with no rudeness, or malice intended.

    It may be a good idea to try to attend one of these events that have been posted. See "Santiago BBQ anyone" or "Rockies’ 4th of July pool Party" (or something like that...it’s late). I would LOVE to be able to attend either of these to meet some of these characters (I say this with the utmost respect)! Just try it. I bet you will meet some great people.

    I also ran across a thread called (something like) "a kinder, gentler forum-for newbies" that might be really helpful to you. It compared this forum to an already formed social group (like a fraternity) to which we, (as newbies) were applying...don't know if I'm ready to carry anyone's lunch tray for a year...but it may help understand some of the social dynamics/hazing that seems to go on. Hang in there.
    Don't take it personal that few responded. There are probably a ton of reasons--most of them are not negative. Just think of how you might react in the middle of your "regular busy life" if you saw a post like this. Keep in mind that a lot of these people are working and raising families etc... It’s less about you and more about the pace of life. Hang in there newbie, and keep posting. It is an amazing country and the adventure will be one in a million! I envy you! lk

    To the grammar/spelling cops--look, its late, I should already be asleep, and I just don't feel like running freakin' spell check--any chance you can cut me some slack??????

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    Bushbaby & Chichiquita - thank you SO much for you words of support.

    My partner and I are moving here later in the year (around October - date to be confirmed). I am currently in SD on business and really hoped to meet some other expats.

    I have been EXTREMELY lucky to have wonderful local business partners and legal counsel who have been amazing. It is not everyday that your company lawyer 'shouts' you an afternoon at the beauty parlour followed by lunch.

    I had really hoped to meet some expats here in SD who would be able to impart wisdom on this '30 something' year old couple about to move to the otherside of the world.

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    They do not have CB radios here good buudy, my "better half " is truck driver language.

    What's your 20...........over

    Roger that !!

    EH !!

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