The 'Seattle Freeze':
But if you have moved to Seattle sometime after you graduated from high school or college, you know exactly what is meant by "Seattle Freeze." It has nothing to do with weather, though it may have everything to do with climate, or Scandinavian reserve, or even the late, great Emmett Watson's "Lesser Seattle." Watson, a longtime Seattle newspaper ... (more)Full Story
Since: Feb 09
#1 Nov 14, 2011
Being of Norwegian blood myself, I feel it has a lot to do with the Scandinavian reserve. Throw in Seattle's high Asian population and you have two sub sets of people that are notoriously quiet and self contained.
Also adding fuel to the fire is Seattle's high population of shy computer techies/engineer types who would rather send texts and emails and it's not difficult to see why we are one of the most socially challenged cities in the world.
#2 Nov 15, 2011
I like it this way. I mind my own business and so does everyone else.
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