Danica Patrick is a well-known NASCAR driver who calls Arizona home. She was born and raised in Illinois, but Danica chose Arizona as a place to live and call home. After reading stories from people who have met her in person, it makes sense Danica fits right into Arizona culture.
The Arizona Attitude
First of all, a disclaimer! This article is not intended as a debate as to whether or not Danica belongs in NASCAR. The focus on this article are real-life stories of people meeting Danica and noting how rude of a person she was.
Many people in Arizona are just plain rude. It’s impossible to wave at people passing by because they tend to stare at their feet or turn their backs to you. When you do get to speak with an Arizonan, it’s often short and crass.
I heard Danica Patrick lived in Arizona, so I wanted to see if she fit into the mold of a rude Arizonan. Unfortunately, she does.
The following are quotes from people who have met her in person:
I met her at a fan event and she was [a bitch]. The little girl in front of me was in head-to-toe Danica gear. Danica had her head turned, talking to someone behind her the entire time, even when the little girl said “I love you, Danica!”
One of my former teachers daughter is a friend of hers. We attended an event thrown by one of her sponsors. All I will say she was unpleasant, but even my teacher’s daughter said she always been bitchy and pushed herself to be out front.
Having met her a few different times I can say without a doubt she is a total entitled biatch, rude, and unfriendly.
On flying for Danica Patrick:
Danica Patrick- rude and classless. Decided to throw her Coke can and peanut wrapper in the aisle rather than wait for trash collection.
When i met her she was VERY rude to her fans.
She just ignored me, which…whatever, but it really made me mad when she ignored the little girl behind me. The girl was maybe 7 and all dressed in Patrick stuff. Danica had her head turned around, talking to someone behind her while she signed the girl’s autograph. This was at a signing too, so it’s not like she didn’t know what was going to be going on.
I met her once at Watkins Glen and she was kinda a B****.
I met her once… she was just really, really rude.
Danica Patrick: I met her at Barber Motorsports park in ’11 for the Indy race, not a very friendly person. Hostile.
I didn’t say she sucked, she is a freaking awesome driver and was my hero till I met her. And yeah have yet to meet a Scottsdale girl that wasn’t snooty and rude.
The behavior described above does not only apply to celebrities, but is commonplace in Arizona. Rude, hostile, unfriendly, unpleasant. These words are used to describe some celebrities. In this case, it describes Danica Patrick and it describes typical Arizona rudeness.
I’m glad she lives in Arizona, and I hope she lives there for many years to come. In Arizona, she won’t have to worry about friendly neighbors, people waving at her as she drives down the street or bother with engaging in friendly conversation with complete strangers.
In a Southern sport such as NASCAR, Danica Patrick does not comprehend Southern Hospitality. Rather, she embraces Southwestern In-hospitality.
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