Every town has quirky people, thoughtful people, and, yes...annoying people. These five kinds of people make it an amazing place to live and, at times, a little trying. Did I miss anyone?

  • The Lost in the Subway'ers

    The confused or frightened look, the beads of sweat, and a touch of frantic in their voice, the LitS's had a break from tests at the Charlton and just came down to find some chocolate and for the love of all that's holy, they followed the signs and ended up up at the Kahler Hotel pool!  They just want some chocolate! Help 'em out, friend.

    Ron Chapple Stock
  • The Mayo People

    Don't fall for stereotypes! Some Mayo people look like the people in the picture, but even more dress like you and me and never see a patient. 10's of thousands of people are employed by Mayo. ps - I'm pretty sure none of the people in the picture are surgeons, none of 'em look intense enough. And by intense I mean...((ahem))...intense. pss - They're all cussin' amazing because they, as a huge team, manage to make each patient feel like they're the most important person in the world.

  • The Nothing is Quite as Good Here as it is Back Home'ers

    You can't throw a stuffed kidney without hitting an awesome craft brewery in the RST, but these dough-heads will say, "Good? Yes, but not great, and back in __ there's a little place that I discovered..." Not limited to brews, everything just doesn't quite match up to their expectations. Which is fine. All the roads lead OUT of town, too (and you know they will do the same thing the next place they live, except Rochester will be the ___ in , "Back in ___" so please, show them patience, not ear-hole punching).

  • The Won't Shut Up About it Winter Hater

    Most of us know what to expect from winter and we deal with it. You may grumble, you may dread the cold, but overall, you don't mention it darn near every single chance you get. The Winter Hater does. Every. Chance. Yep. It is cold, very cold. Yep, that's snow alright.

    If, after a while, we seem less than interested in their feelings it may be because we're kinda proud of how well we handle the holy-mother-of-pearl-is-it-really-20-below-again! days.

  • The Kissin' Generation

    They're everywhere. Restaurants, sidewalks, everywhere! Lockin' lips and lascivious looks abound! Get a room already!