Residents of St. Paul, Minnesota Unhappy to Learn They Used as Consolation for friend Complaining About Trip to Omaha, Nebraska

The close to 300,000 residents of St. Paul, Minnesota were shocked and saddened to learn they were recently used as an example to console a friend complaining about an upcoming trip to Omaha, Nebraska. The conversation between longtime friends was focused on an entirely unrelated topic when small talk about recent travel unexpectedly changed to a serious discussion of upcoming business trips. “I have to go to Omaha for a week in May” said one in a tone of sadness and regret. The other responded by noting “I’m going to St. Paul next week for a conference.”

Following a brief pause during which friend 1 did a quick google search to confirm that the location of St. Paul was indeed Minnesota as she believed and not some other more interesting state she replied. “Well that makes me feel better about my Omaha thing.” Although he personally was not at all taken aback, offended, or bothered in any way by the comment friend 2 did wonder briefly if the residents of St. Paul might be.

As it turns out, indeed they were.

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