Over the past two years, I’ve found that Colorado and Denver in particular to be filled with really nice folks. The interactions here remind me of my childhood in Minnesota where you get a heavy dose of “Minnesota Nice” in each conversation. While people here aren’t quite that nice, they are still extraordinarily friendly.
My first month here, i got pulled over by a Denver cop for rolling through a stop sign. He asked me why i did it and i replied that i was lost and looking at my iPhone map. Instead of looking at me like a moron (which i am) and writing out a ticket, he instead asked me for the address of where i was going, jumped into his car, pulled up along side me and said, “follow me, i know where it is.” Yep, that really happened.
Today i saw these photos below of mailboxes in and around Denver. I thought they were pretty cute and a good example of the vibe you can get from this city. Enjoy: