I made the trip back to the midwest in May to quarantine. For me, it’s been a great decision as I’ve been privileged to come home to a much more luxurious living situation which has also afforded me the ability to visit friends that live in the surrounding region that I don’t get to see as much as I would like. Also, my parent’s health has deteriorated greatly and frankly I don’t know how many “good years” they have left. The odds, that I’d get any kind of extended time like this to spend with them in the future is likely slim and it’s been nice to take advantage of the quality time. Most of the time has largely been spent watching tv at night after I’ve finished working. I re-watched seasons 1 and 2 of “Fargo” (absolute fire flames television) and I loved this quote from Mike Milligan.
Side Note: Before I dive into the quote Bokeem Woodbine is an absolute beast in Season 2 as Milligan. The guy just oozes cool and is criminally underrated.
“It’s the way you’re unfriendly. You’re so polite about it. Like you’re doing me a favor.” – Mike MilliganFargo, Season 2
I absolutely love this quote. One thing that’s become apparent to me during my time home is that a move to the midwest needs to happen sooner than later. Frankly, I don’t like the east coast as much as I advertise it as being the peak of civilization and could go for a slower change of pace in an area that’s more spaced out and most importantly affordable.
However, there is one thing I don’t like about the midwest that Milligan highlights here. Midwest people think they’re the nicest, most polite people of all time. A lot of midwesterners that I know tend to think people from the East Coast are mean assholes and therefore less nice than them.
This is where I disagree. Midwesterners are just as shitty as people from the East Coast. East coast bags are just outwardly aggressive while midwesterners are passive aggresive. Being shitty behind someone’s back doesn’t make you a nice guy. It’s one of the things I like a lot about the east coast is you generally know exactly where you stand with someone because they’ll just tell you. This quote is fire flames and I don’t like to take this time to make the public service announcement that civic pride is stupid before idiots get upset over a very soft take on my part.
P.S. I think I’m going to start doing rapidfire blogs like this. Get a look behind the bag behind the bag like when Zuckerberg was live blogging his break up in “The Social Network.” Hopefully I don’t go up in flames like his blog.