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Monday, June 10, 2013

Top 10 Reasons Transplants Criticize St. Louis

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7. Slow service

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This is, perhaps, a common complaint from outsiders in the Midwest in general, but nonetheless, Sittenfeld says that slow service was initially frustrating.

"At coffee houses, my husband was annoyed by how long it took baristas to fill his order," she writes.

6. Trivia nights

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Trivia, as they say, is "no trivial pursuit" in St. Louis.

Sittenfeld writes:

At trivia nights, which are common in St. Louis as informal fund-raisers, you could buy mulligans for questions you didn't know the answer to, which offended my husband's sense of competitive integrity.

But, trivia-lovers, you will be happy to know that her epiphany moment -- when she realized she really does love St. Louis and is a "local" -- came during a trivia fundraiser.

5. Lame nightlife

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Where's the party at, St. Louis?

Apparently not at the restaurants Sittenfeld and her husband were patronizing on weeknights when they first moved here:

And if we went out on a weeknight, we'd be the only patrons in the restaurant by 9 o'clock and would get the impression that the staff members wanted us to hurry up so they could go home. We'd ask each other, "Where is everyone?"

Continue for more common complaints from St. Louis transplants.

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