"Say nice things about Detroit" Detroit Local Custom Tip by GottaTry

Detroit Local Customs: 20 reviews and 19 photos

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by GottaTry

Detroit bashing is a popular national sport. No matter where you go, mention Detroit and people seem to feel it is their job to tell you what an awful place it is. Most have never been to Detroit but they still want to share with you the city?s ills.

Within Detroit and its suburbs this bashing is taken to a high art. It doesn?t matter if it is politics, the weather, crime, the poor roads, or the economy ?Detroiter?s? have an opinion and are willing to share it.

What you must remember as a visitor is not to express your negative opinion of the city. No matter how many negative things a local says to you about the place, no matter how obvious you feel the city?s short comings might be just resign yourself to the fact that a negative word from you is not welcome. The quickest way to make an enemy in this town is to be viewed as an outsider trashing the city. This goes for those of us that have lived in the city and moved away also. When you left town you lost the right to say bad things about Detroit.

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  • Updated Apr 28, 2005
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