So, one of the things I am adjusting to out here in the burbs is the type of conversations people have.
OK, first thing I am adjusting to is talking with neighbors. I rarely spoke with any of my neighbors in any of my previous residences. I don't think the average apartment building is conducive to knowing neighbors. However, in this new neighborhood, my roommate is starting to get to know his neighbors. This is good for him as he bought this house, and will be living here for the foreseeable future. As for me, it's probably a good thing to know these people as long as I am going to be here.
However, if all these people have to talk about is easements, yards, and lighting fixtures, I am going to go insane. I have never cared about this crap. If I am going to get to know people, I want to get to know them. This is the sort of thing I would pin on the whole Minnesota Nice thing, but I imagine this is what happens in subdivisions all over the world. But anyway, I fully expect a conversation to take place soon about entryways. I expect to be riveted by that one. I will let you know how it goes.
My hope is that there comes a point where this stuff stops, and interesting conversations begin. If not, it will be one factor in why I move right back to Minneapolis as soon as I am able.