Saturday, April 15, 2006

Minnesota Nice

I am in the land of niceness.

Stopping by a coffee shop
the other morning
the cashier was ecstatic.

Thank you for getting this bagel!
We'll get you some coffee
and thank you SO MUCH!
And you have a nice day!

I feel like I am a generally nice person
but this exchange was a bit much.
I was getting a latte,
not winning an academy award.

And it was the same at the Thai place,
the movies, another cafe...
Rumor is that this niceness even extends
to city government and the MVA.

East coast nice can't touch
the nice of Minneapolis
because it's pretty over the top

Maybe the world would be better
with more smiles and thankyous
appreciation for the person at the counter--

It might be nice.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can assure you that you are a very nice person and I agree that it would be so great if people everywhere were just kind and caring to each other. Glad that it exist somewhere in the country!Glad you are enjoying your time. Love you

9:23 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

when you do win your academy award, just 'member where you came from, girl!

maybe our city government can learn some lessons from your encounters in minneapolis...

enjoy the last day+ of your break! xo

6:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not to plant a cynical seed to the upholding of the niceness, but as the recent transplant to the land of smiles it can sometimes be hard to figure out where you stand. Never a problem on the east coast. And the west coasters are just too laid back to notice or care. But, you are always welcome to pack up the Jazzer and move out here!

11:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some say that we Minnesotans are a touch superficial under all that niceness....I think there's something to the niceness though. And, really, sometimes you need a little niceness with that morning latte. AMPC

3:46 PM  

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