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Minnesota Nice

I continue to be amazed by the people in Minnesota.

My husband brought home a flyer for a Christmas performance this Saturday. I checked online to buy tickets but there was no option for purchasing online. I called the number on the flyer and spoke with a nice gentleman.

The man explained that there is an online form I can download and mail in with a check.

Me: Oh, will I get the tickets back before Saturday if I mail it today?

Him: Let me put them in the mail to you today. You can send me a check.

Me: What???

Him: I’ll mail them to you today. Here’s the address where you can send the check.

Amazing! Such trust. I put the check in the mail right away.

I don’t believe I have ever encountered so  many people who trust that strangers are going to do what they say they will do.

It’s called “Minnesota nice.” Although, Wikipedia has a different angle on it.

I like it. Sure — people can be taken advantage of but sometimes one has to step out and trust that other people will do the “right” thing.

Go Minnesota!

The book of Minnesotans; a biographical dictionary of leading living men of the state of Minnesota

 

 

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