: Manners Matter in New Jersey!

Manners Matter in New Jersey!

You certainly can't say we in New Jersey aren't polite.  

If you've driven in New Jersey, you might think we're impatient and impolite.  That's just not true, as long as you follow our rules of the road.  But in almost all other aspects of life in New Jersey, we watch our manners.

Take for example a burglar chased from a home in Raway, NJ (north and west of my corner of the Jersey Shore).  The suspect dropped the backpack he had stuffed with a couple of laptops and an Xbox when the homeowner caught him in the act and gave chase!  That was back on June 29th.

Well fast forward a few weeks, and the home owner answers a knock at the door.  It's none other than the would be burglar, apologizing for the break-in and fleeing on foot!
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The police apprehend the courteous burglar and, for his well meaning apology, charged him with that burglary and another!

See in New Jersey, even our burglars are polite


Comment balloon 7 commentsLaura Giannotta • July 17 2009 09:06AM


I think Darwin had people like that in mind!  Ya cant fix stupid, can ya???

Posted by Robert Rauf (HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ)) almost 10 years ago

Laura, a burglar with a conscience - at least his mind will be clear while sitting in jail.

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) almost 10 years ago

LOL Laura.  Thanks for the chuckle.  Talk about dumb and dumber ... dumbest? :)
Very polite people in NJ, for sure.


Posted by Sylvie Conde, Broker, Toronto Real Estate (Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc., Brokerage) almost 10 years ago

I have been to Jersey a few times and was always impressed with how nice everyone is.



Posted by Betina Foreman, Realtor, C.N.E., with WJK REALTY (WJK Realty) almost 10 years ago

New Jerseyites AND New Yorkers alike always get a bum rap.

But, all in all, we're just good folks who suffer becuase of the few who ruin it for everyone else.

By the way, that burglar was not only polite, he was stupid too!

Neither of which will help him in jail!

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) almost 10 years ago

Polite?  or Stupid?  Well if it wasn't for stupididty, there would be a lot more unsolved crimes!

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) almost 10 years ago

Alright, I'm not saying you should go out and rob people, but if you get away with it you certainly don't come back.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) almost 10 years ago