I agree. Mormons tend to be very nice folks, but the culture shock still gets me sometimes. Last week, my wife was having some minor surgery, and in the waiting room I saw what appeared to be a young mom making a scrapbook. I was a little taken aback when she held up a paper that said "Latter Day Prophets," and I realized she was cutting up pictures of Mormon leaders and pasting them and their biographies on squares of fancy paper.
Salt Lake City! I bet you've got an interesting story to tell. My wife works in Mesa, Arizona, and the Mormon influence is very strong there. I'd like to hear how you got to SLC if you're willing to share.