i love that you are starting to enjoy minnesota, but please start realizing the residents are real.... we do not need to be from ny to stand up for ourselves... your neighborhood before may have sucked but as you should see by now it is not a true showing of minnesotans.
First of all, my point about the passive-aggressive nature of the people here is made quite clear by the fact that whoever left that comment did so to defend Minnesotans in general, yet chose to make their point anonymously. Now I know that not everyone wants to create a Google, Live Journal, Word Press, Type Pad, AIM, or Open ID account solely for the purpose of leaving comments on my blog, but I feel it necessary to point out that the New Yorkers who choose to save time by using the "Anonymous" comment option at least have the chutzpah to add their name to their anonymous comment... especially if they don't agree with me!
Whoever left the above comment, I have to disagree with your statement about the residents being "real". As I mentioned in yesterday's entry, the only people who I have come across that have become actual FRIENDS, not just acquaintances I met through someone else fall into two distinct categories:
1. They are NOT FROM HERE.
2. They are from here, but have lived somewhere else for an extended period of time and only recently returned to Minnesota.
Interestingly enough, the people that fall into the second group agree with my observations about the "Minnesota Dynamic".
At the end of the day, Minnesotans just aren't warm and friendly people... In an earlier blog entry I've already discussed the whole "Minnesota Nice" concept, and what a crock of shit it is.
Insincere, forced politeness is not "real".
Being passive aggressive is not "standing up for yourself".
I've seen the "true showing" of Minnesotans up close and personal, thank you very much. My current situation is indicative of that.
Now I do need to make known that I have a fairly good idea of who left the "Anonymous" comment that I felt the need to respond to... In fact, it could only be one of three people... two of whom I actually respect, and do NOT fall into the category of "Regular Minnesotans" and would actually be quite successful if they ever moved to New York. As for the two of you that I respect, one of you lives and works in Granite Falls, and the other lives in a town called Spicer. I won't out either of you because I do sincerely respect you, but you two are the last ones I would expect to hide behind an "Anonymous" tag. One of you, I believe is fully aware that I got the raw end of the deal in my situation, and also knows the sacrifices I made to come here.
In the unlikely event the "Anonymous" commenter is the one that I have no respect for, feel free to comment whenever you wish, but please REMAIN "Anonymous", and understand that if you are the author of the above-referenced comment, then your words are laughable, and meaningless to me in the context that I put far too much faith into your character and promises, and "nice" is not a word that Misplaced uses to describe you.
Apologies to my regular readers, but some house-cleaning was in order here, especially since there is a one in three chance that the author of the comment that got me so fired up is quite possibly the biggest hypocrite I have ever had the misfortune to cross paths with.
See you tomorrow... with a shiny happy post to make up for today's not-so-pleasant one.