The part of NY that I come from is a whole lot more country than Charleston. I am a rather laid back and mellow person but I don't have a southern accent and I am not a prejudiced person. Oh I forgot, that is still ok down there. I guess I am still a New Yorker though and our side did win the war all those years ago so I guess I understand. Why were the people in the Asheville beer stores so nice and friendly to us? I can answer that question myself- half the people is Asheville are not from the south.