Monday, November 07, 2005

It's Official: Montpelier = Cosmopolitan

We have cool bookstores, our own film festival, hipster coffee shops, restaurants serving eclectic-American dishes, topical political protests and a food co-op but I never realized that Montpelier had arrived as "cosmopolitan" until I heard an ad blasting out of my radio promoting speed dating in Montpelier.

That's right. The town where it takes twenty minutes to just get a sandwich made is going to hop upon the social blender that is speed dating. As I understand it, people have a few minutes to meet someone and determine whether they like them or not before moving onto the next desperado. How can that possibly work with a populace that requires five minutes to just explain the correct pronunciation of their name? "It sounds like Joplin because my parents were fans of Janis' but it rhymes and is spelled like the French philosopher that they studied while traveling in...blah, blah, blah"

Well, I'm glad to be married and not to have to go through that mating dance but if Montpelier is now the home to speed dating, it should only be a matter of time before Christo is wrapping the town in colorful fabric.

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