People have way too much pride in shitty things. The following is a conversation I had at work today with a girl from St. Louis that gets upset when anyone talks bad about the city she loves. Tina- "I fucking hate this shitty city with a passion" (Note, we are currently in Washington DC) Frebis- "Tina, you live it St. Louis aka Shitsville USA. What don't you like about this city?" T- "Well, property values and rent are high." F- "And like the rest of us, you live in a hotel, paid for by the client. So what don't you like about this place?" (It should also be noted that Tina hates her job) T- "well um" F- "What makes this a worse place than the 'Lou'?" T- "St. Louis is awesome. Shut the fuck up." (At this point she hits me upside the head with a book in her hand) F- "Just because you hate your job, don't tie it to the city as a whole. Open your fucking eyes, this is a beautiful place. St. Louis is like Detroit with an Arch, or Cleveland with Brewery. A shit hole, that nobody outside of the mentally ill would live in. It's so dirty most bums won't even shit on the street" T-"Fuck you Frebis, and don't talk to me again." Now she won't talk to me. All because she loves some shitty city. Focus: People taking way too much pride in something. Bonus points if you managed to offend them. This can include families. I know people that have gotten into fights, all because of a joke about someone's dad. Alternative Focus: What is the shittiest city? Give specific examples of why it sucks, and leave sports teams out of it. No one cares that you hate Columbus because of Ohio State, or that you hate Pittsburgh because of the Steelers. We all do. pick new reasons.