Why do people say "greeneville is mes...

Why do people say "greeneville is messed up"

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clueless

Saint Louis, MO

#1 Jul 31, 2011
I have heard it a few times now. When I tell people from the tri cities I live in gville they are sometimes like,'oh, that place is kinda messed up' But I never bother to ask what they mean.
Can someone clue me in? How is gville more messed up than the tri cities?

“Laugh Every Day”

Since: Mar 11

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#2 Jul 31, 2011
clueless wrote:
I have heard it a few times now. When I tell people from the tri cities I live in gville they are sometimes like,'oh, that place is kinda messed up' But I never bother to ask what they mean.
Can someone clue me in? How is gville more messed up than the tri cities?
You really are "clueless" !
Old Enough

Fort Campbell, TN

#3 Jul 31, 2011
People from Greene County go to Johnson City to get killed and pitched beside the road. Now who is messed up?
Really

Johnson City, TN

#5 Aug 1, 2011
Browse the topics on the Greeneville forum and you would be hardpressed not to realize what people mean when they say Greeneville is messed up.
clueless wrote:
I have heard it a few times now. When I tell people from the tri cities I live in gville they are sometimes like,'oh, that place is kinda messed up' But I never bother to ask what they mean.
Can someone clue me in? How is gville more messed up than the tri cities?

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#6 Aug 1, 2011
Greeneville is full of largely uneducated people who grew up there and have rarely if ever travelled beyond the county's borders. Most have no concept of a world outside of the county or perhaps East TN in general. The local gov't and the few movers and shakers there are corrupt and crooked as hell. Most everybody knows everybody else and most are nosy as hell, bigoted, racist, pill heads.
humored

Nashville, TN

#7 Aug 1, 2011
Really wrote:
Browse the topics on the Greeneville forum and you would be hardpressed not to realize what people mean when they say Greeneville is messed up. <quoted text>
I came to this thread to post just that. Beat me to it! Nice work :)
clueless

Saint Louis, MO

#8 Aug 2, 2011
Ok, but now are you saying Johnson city doesnt have corrupt pill poppers everywhere? Thats what I dont get. When I see downtown gville at night, theres a cop going by every 3 minutes. No bums, no low lifes. GO to downtown kingsport and see what you see there, bums, low lifes. In johnson city, people are getting stabbed, shot & murdered. I just dont get it. I would much rather live in gville than johnson city. Seems a lot safer and cleaner. I mean, no place is perfect, but i dont see how ppl in jc say gville is messed up when people in jc are getting shot, whatever.

gville 4 eva!
rob

Jonesborough, TN

#9 Aug 2, 2011
It is a fact, that most people in Greeneville are narrow minded, backward, ignorant bigots.
Calling the Kettle Black

Nashville, TN

#10 Aug 2, 2011
rob wrote:
It is a fact, that most people in Greeneville are narrow minded, backward, ignorant bigots.
It seems to me that a person who would broadly paint an entire town with a blanket statement like that might be a narrow minded, backward , ignorant bigot.
GVilleIsntThatBa d

Johnson City, TN

#11 Aug 2, 2011
Calling the Kettle Black wrote:
<quoted text>It seems to me that a person who would broadly paint an entire town with a blanket statement like that might be a narrow minded, backward , ignorant bigot.
Exactly. Good point!
GVilleIsntThatBa d

Johnson City, TN

#12 Aug 2, 2011
The problems that Greeneville has are the exact problems that other small towns have. That is why they call it small town politics. For some reason, people in Greeneville believe that it only occurs here. The truth is, I will take the extremely minor (except for the unemployment rate) problems that Greeneville faces over the huge issues in a large city.
JCisDirty

Saint Louis, MO

#13 Aug 2, 2011
From my experience, the people who talk negatively about Greeneville are the ones who have been busted here doing something they shouldn't have been doing. I'm glad they don't like it here, hopefully they will stay in filthy Johnson City/Kinsport, where they belong.
Some Truth

Marion, VA

#14 Aug 3, 2011
As with any small town, Greeneville has it's issues. We are overrun with drugs, but so is everyone else. We have racist bigots, but so does everyone else. We have backward, narrow minded people, but so does everyone else. The reason I love this town is because there are good, honest, hard-working, down to earth people on every corner. If you get a flat, someone will stop to help. When disaster strikes, neighbors pitch in. If you lose a close family member, you are so overwhelmed by kindness that you can't find a refrigerator big enough for all the fried chicken dropped off. The true native Greenevillians are of such a different breed (in a good way) that people want to retire here. People want their children to grow up here and People want to grow old here. I would say the biggest problem that Greeneville has that other MAY not is a lack of jobs. Fortunately most Greenevillians know how to live off the land and well, if you don't know...your neighbor probably does and will be more than happy to share.
Juan Rae

Johnson City, TN

#15 Aug 3, 2011
Calling the Kettle Black wrote:
<quoted text>It seems to me that a person who would broadly paint an entire town with a blanket statement like that might be a narrow minded, backward , ignorant bigot.
Good Point ! It is sad but most places are worse.
Really

Charlotte, NC

#16 Aug 3, 2011
I think most of the people you see bashing Greeneville , who live here, are probably miserable with there life situation. They may live here and think of themselves as being to cool or metropolitan to live in such a small town and that's what's causing their situation, the small town.

Instead of trying to improve there situation,they blame their surroundings ...much easier to do than try and improve ones condition.

Truth be known, these people would be miserable no matter where they lived, and you will find them in every city, big and small

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