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Monday, June 10, 2013

Top 10 Reasons Transplants Criticize St. Louis

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4. Facing judgment from coastal friends

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Both natives and transplants in St. Louis can probably relate to this complaint in some way: Arguing about St. Louis' merits with judgmental folks who know very little about St. Louis can get tiresome.

Sittenfeld says, "If our friends from the coasts disparaged the heartland, we were quick to defend it." But, however, she notes that she and her husband privately had their doubts.

3. Difficult to make friends

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All the other complaints we've listed so far may seem a bit superficial compared to this one. The author talks about her difficulties making friends here and building a social life, with an anecdote about an incredibly pathetic party she and her husband hosted:

But the ultimate affront in St. Louis wasn't politics or food; it was that my husband and I struggled to make friends. I am not exaggerating when I say that in 2008, we held a Super Bowl "party" to which zero guests showed up.

Continue for more common complaints from St. Louis transplants.

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