See You In Hell!

Monday, February 05, 2007

Another great quote from Dad Lein:

This one's about the North Dakotan Lutheran Psyche:

".....the need they have for something that would bother or really irritate almost anyone else but which they seem blithely unconcerned about. Like walking slowly, impassively to their cars in the parking lot, coat open, no gloves, no hood or cap, through the wind chill of -52 degrees, no one exclaiming some naughty word or even "Christ it's cold."

Awesome. And totally spot-on.

Love ya, dad!!

2 Comments:

Blogger goldennib said...

They are tough in ND.

Sunday, February 18, 2007 at 6:55:00 AM PST

 
Blogger Jege (Jen) said...

NoDak is indeed a strange place. For all of its sparsely-populated, heavily-republican shortcomings, I will say that it taught me how not to be such a pussy about everything from bitterly cold winters that last for 6 months, to personal hardship.
My favorite example of NoDak emotional hardiness is a newspaper article I read while back in NoDak a few years ago. It was about a guy whose wife left him and their 3 children, then he lost his job and was forced to move into a trailer. At christmas, the trailer burned down, killing his 3 children, and almost killing him. When the newspaper interviewed him, this was his quote: "Oh geez, it's been a heckuva week".
For those of you unversed in NoDak speak, that little utterance is tantamount to a wailing, screaming, funeral procession in the deep south.

Sunday, February 18, 2007 at 9:02:00 AM PST

 

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