Minneapolis August 15, 2017
Here Are 10 Things You’ll Never Catch Anyone From Minneapolis-Saint Paul Doing
Residents of Minneapolis and Saint Paul will be the first to admit that the Twin Cities has its quirks. The rest of the world doesn’t see our cities the way we see them, but instead as flyover country. The Twin Cities are full of wonderfully vibrant people who just
happen to have some weird behaviors and beliefs. Of course, there are plenty of faux pas in Minneapolis in Saint Paul, but here are ten things you’ll never catch anyone from the Twin Cities doing:
1. Mistake Minneapolis for Saint Paul (and vice versa).
While they might be called the Twin Cities, there really isn't much that is identical about Minneapolis and Saint Paul, other than being right next to each other and having relatively similar population sizes. Consider the Twin Cities fraternal twins; both of them are incredibly unique.
2. Refrain from complaining about the weather.
We're miserable in the cold of the winter and in the heat and humidity of the summer. Don't tell us to stop complaining because we're not capable of it.
3. On the topic of weather, good luck finding a Minneapolis or Saint Paul resident who will dress weather-appropriately.
So... it's going to be 32 degrees in the morning and 70 degrees in the afternoon? It only makes sense to wear a sweatshirt, shorts, and flip flops, right?
4. Insult Prince.
Prince is our idol and he did no wrong in his life or in his music. We will worship the Purple One until neither Minneapolis nor Saint Paul exist.
5. Drop the "Minnesota Nice."
Twin Cities residents are always going to say their "pleases" and "thank yous." They'll hold the door for you, even if you're a solid 30 feet away. They'll be nice to you even if they secretly hate you. It's a Minnesotan thing.
6. Bob Dylan might hate Minneapolis, but Minneapolis will never hate him.
We love this Nobel Prize winning, amazing songwriting, crotchety old man and nothing can stop us. There has been a mural painted in his honor in downtown Minneapolis and it's pretty likely he doesn't know/care that it exists.
7. Spend time at the Mall of America.
It's just a really big mall... that's it. People who live in Minneapolis and Saint Paul choose to spend their time doing amazing things within the city. This mall in Bloomington caters to tourists and out-of-towners more than it does any Twin Cities's resident.
8. Eat the last piece of anything.
Minnesotans are incapable of eating the last piece of cake, pie, pizza... you name it. It's due to our inherent politeness. That fudge cake is totally going to waste.
9. Saint Paul residents will never stop loving Charles Schulz.
Everyone in Saint Paul loves the creator of The Peanuts comic. Throughout the entire city, you'll find fun statues of the Peanuts gang. It's a sort of pride everyone can be happy about.
10. Eat whatever the heck "grape salad" is supposed to be.
In 2014, The New York Times named "grape salad" an iconic Minnesota dish, leading to outrage that has yet to be forgotten. Sure, Minnesotans eat Jell-O salad, cookie salad, Snicker salad.... but grape salad is where we draw the line.
People who live in Minneapolis and Saint Paul have very strong opinions about their way of life and what the Twin Cities means to them. What is one thing you believe people in Minneapolis-Saint Paul would NEVER be caught doing? Let us know in the comments below!