So over it.

I am so sick of all this Minneapolis versus St. Paul bullshit I could scream.

I like St. Paul. It is much more my style. I like the slower pace, I’m not into nightlife. I like my townie-esque bar and my favorite Vietnamese place and my convenient distance from all of my favorite places. St. Paul is exactly what I need and I intend to stay right the hell here.

I don’t care why you (the proverbial you) think Minneapolis is so much better. It works for you and that’s just fine with me. I don’t need to listen to you preach. And I don’t want to argue with anyone about why I think St. Paul is better, either. Seriously. Is it really so important?

I’m not going to move to another city just because there are more food delivery options. That would probably be bad for my bank account anyway. When I want to visit a delicious Minneapolis restaurant or something, I will. HELLO, it takes like ten minutes to get there. It’s not that big a deal.

The two cities are very different and each offer different things. I don’t understand why people can’t just accept that each city has its own positive and negative qualities and leave it the hell alone. I am over the rivalry. They are cities, not sports teams. Find something more worthwhile to argue about.

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3 thoughts on “So over it.

  1. Abigail (@skywaitress)

    I had no idea there was a rivalry between the two cities. As an outsider who has visited several times I always just kind of assumed they were basically the same… but don’t hate me! I’ll not make that mistake again.

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    1. Katrina Post author

      It’s weird because I think for most people it’s more lighthearted and joking. But others take it way too seriously. I totally understand why anyone would think they’re the same because at the end of the day… they kind of are.

      The demographics are a little different for each city, is all. Seems to me that’s to be expected. I don’t know how that turned into the constant “my city is better than your city because ____” bickering, but it did. Who knows.

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  2. mimgodfather

    While I haven’t experienced much in regards to the rivalry between Minneapolis & St Paul (other than when I first moved here in ’09 and the questioning of why I found a place in Woodbury instead of Minneapolis), I completely understand what you mean about your feelings toward them both. My wife and I find that St Paul is much more our speed as far as our collective lifestyle.

    I suppose it’s to be expected, that a pair of “twins” or even “sister” cities will find reasons to argue. It works with real siblings after all 🙂

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