Notes to self:

January 28, 2009 at 2:57 am 2 comments

I fucking hate the mall.
and small talk.
goals:

#1. Figure out why people feel the need to fill silence with small talk.

#2. Figure out how to make them stop.

#3.Figure out the difference between Minnesota nice and Southern hospitality.
(Just because I’m still confused about that as well…)

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Sundays With Ada Poor poor poptarts.

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  • 1. christopherleemiles  |  January 28, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    I think MN Nice is born out of the cold, and Southern Hospitality born out of the heat. Furthermore, MN Nice is a little bit faster than Southern Hospitality, which is slow and discreet. And beyond climatic differences, I also feel that the geography of a place lends itself quite well to shaping the idiosyncrasies of any culture. That being I said, I do believe that MN Nice is different in Bemidji than it is in Minneapolis; and Southern Hospitality is different in Atlanta than it is in Lubbock. But, I think more importantly, I have absolutely no evidence to support any of this.

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  • 2. originalhoopla  |  January 30, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    I like it! My original guess was similar to what you’ve concluded here; that the differences in kindness evolve out of need and understanding that is within each individual community.

    A Minnesota person would stop to help someone shovel out a car that went in the ditch,
    a southern person would be the person in the ditch.

    A Southern person would invite strangers over for a big, home-cooked meal,
    a Minnesota person would be afraid of being exposed to an underground meth lab at a stranger’s house.

    Thanks for the input, it’s definitely something to think about!

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