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Jokinomx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-16-06 01:26 PM
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17. From Another Born & Raised Yooper...
Edited on Sun Jul-16-06 01:35 PM by Jokinomx
I think your profile says it all... your hobby "smartin off". I can't speak for all Yoopers... but the vast majority treat others as good as they have been treated. I was a door to door salesman for two years in the U.P. and I have been in just about every little town up there, so I think I have a good handle on the attitudes of the population. Yoopers are a kind hearted people that do not like disrespectful behavior. I am not saying you WERE disrespectful ... just whoever you pissed off thought you were.

Your experience reminds me of a ancient parable I once read... though it was about a couple (not a visitor) that had to move to a different city. Being apprehensive about this new city, they chose to meet the the local wise man and ask some advice about settling down in this new city.

The wiseman only asked one question.... How were the people from the city you came from?

They answered "Terrible, So many liers and cheats, you always had to watch your back."

The wiseman returned "You might as well continue on... because the same type of people live here."

A week later a different couple from a different city met before the wiseman and asked the same question about moving to this new city.

The wiseman asked them about how they felt about the place they used to live?

They answered..."The people were wonderful, we really hated to leave, but finances forced us to have to relocate".

The wiseman then said... "Don't worry, you will find the same type of people here".


Now a relocated Yooper living below the bridge, I have found even Lopers can be nice. Since, I married one. In fact, I may be making a trip to Norway, Mi in a couple of weeks as my niece is getting married.


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