The Minnesota Shuffle
Losing a place to live due to shady landlords, "Minnesota nice" - meaning passive-aggressive, manipulative, shady housemates, or getting the building bought from under you and the new owners taking over your lease, or you're a family getting kicked out with only a month notice which is the legal minimum requirement
Changing jobs due to management micromanaging, manipulative shady employers, ignorant coworkers.
Chicago was awesome! Chicago Zine Fest was awesome! I'm going back, soon!
I did a lot of thinking, and I'm considering moving there, because I'm sick of the MN cold, and the passive aggressiveness, and the straight up lying that people in MN do.
I'm ready to be around more honest people, and more people of color. And, I also feel like I can stand more excitement! But, I do enjoy being able to walk around the neighborhoods peacefully. Can't really do that in a city.
Being in Chicago really helped me underline all of the problems I have with Minneapolis, though. Not so much the place as it is the people. How they'll blow you off, or waste your time to get your attention. They aren't who they say they are, but they'll make or let you believe just to have your attention, and not come through of whatever they were suppose to do. Obviously, there are those people everywhere - but they're in HIGH collection in Minneapolis, because passive aggressiveness means they don't get held accountable for doing it enough to make them stop - or, put on blast, so people know to avoid them.
And, I'll admit, some of the flakey-iness has rubbed off on me, because it's easy to. No one's holding me accountable, so I might even know I'm doing it, when I am. But, sometimes, I know, and I'm doing because there are no consequences. And, I shouldn't be ok with that, because that's not the person I want to be. So, I should I get away from the people that are. Meaning, it's best for me to leave this place. And, I'll leave sooner or later, anyway. I'm just anxious to see what they looks like.
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