I really hope this guy is just being a jerk. If what he says is true, I'd be reporting him.
"Oh, I'm Southern, too. I know that when she says "Thank yew sooo much", she's really saying "and you know where you can put that"" (line from "The Closer" ).Southern manners still exist, Sir and M'am.
the South is far more diverse than people give it credit for. Geographically, the "south" is anywhere south of the Mason-Dixon line. But culturally, there is a massive difference between South Florida (Latin, Urban, snowbirds etc) and rural Georgia or Tennessee. Or Texas vs West Virginia. Typically the cities are like the cities anywhere, with higher proportions of college graduates and greater ethnic and economic diversity....Ugh. I was thinking of moving south, but now I'm seriously having second thoughts. How common is this hick-ish attitude in the south? I thought it was just an out-of-date stereotype.