Years ago, when the western part of the country was being settled, an old man had a farm on one of the main trails west, where folks often passed by. One day a wagon with a family pulled up, and the pioneer asked the old man, "What are folks like around here? Is this a good place to settle?" The farmer replied, "What were folks like in your old place?" The pioneer replied, "Oh, they were mean and nasty, always gossiping, and never helpful." "Well," said the farmer, "you won't like it here then, cuz folks are pretty much the same."
A day or two later, a second wagon drove up, and the folks in it asked the same question. "What were folks like back East where you lived before?" the farmer asked again. "Good folks, always friendly and helpful! We're missing them already," came the reply. The farmer said, "Folks here are just the same! You'll find nothing but good, friendly, helpful people here."