… Is what they told me as I stepped off the bus this morning in Eden Prairie.
In return, for the next 24 hours, I will only blog good things about Eden Prairie or I won’t blog at all*.
*In television, this is called a “cliffhanger.” Will I find nice things to say about Eden Prairie? Or will I keep my yapper shut? Only time will tell! Tune your browser of choice to whereabout.tumblr.com all day long for the exciting conclusion!
Yeah, the bus service there is top notch, however limited it might be (no weekend service or buses after 7-ish, seriously?).
I wish you the best.
From the CNN.com frontpage
Why is Eden Prairie No. 1 this year? Not only is it family-friendly, it has a dynamite economy too.
At 5.1%, its unemployment rate is nearly one percentage point below the county rate and more than four points below the national average. It helps when you’ve got 50,000 jobs right in town.
Major employers include Fortune 500 trucking company C.H. Robinson, hearing-aid maker Starkey Labs, and the Minnesota Vikings, whose practice facility and front office are here. As for fiscal strength, Moody’s gives the town a perfect AAA bond rating.
While it doesn’t have much of a downtown, there’s plenty of outer beauty: from gently rolling hills to 17 lakes that residents flock to year-round for swimming and ice skating. Town parks are laced with 125 miles of running, hiking, and biking trails.
No wonder residents rank among the healthiest people in the nation. Add in top-notch schools and safe streets and you’ve got a place that’s tough to beat.
As my office is in Eden Prairie, it’s all anyone is talking about right now as heads bob above cubicle walls like kilroy and gestures of sarcasm and doubt cut through the crinkle of keyboards, and let me tell you, there is more than a little disagreement with the article.
It also contains some of the most vile people in the state.
Dear entitled Eden Prairie mom who was ‘disgusted’ with ‘my Santa situation’: It is not my fault that you waited until Pet Night on December 21st to take your kid to see Santa. Do not call my personal cell phone to bitch at my voice-mail. No - I will not call you back first thing in the morning. No - I will not reimburse you for your photos. No - there is nothing I can do to ‘please’ you. Do you think I care that much?
You threatened to shoot my Assistant Manager and you harassed me. Your behavior does not warrant a response. I pity your self-centered life.