KANSAS CITY HATES STRANGERS!!!
Ask anybody who currently uses public transit without the benefit of toy train track . . . Meeting new and interesting people in Kansas City proper is usually a mistake:
Does Our City Bring Strangers Together, Or Keep Them Apart?
And important bit of naval gazing from local public radio:
"Central Standard asked whether the people of Kansas City encounter strangers often enough in their day-to-day lives. Does Kansas City's built environment facilitate or prohibit these kinds of interactions?"
To be fair, bigger, better cities are typically worse about stranger danger and fear in Kansas City. This cowtown clings to long-ago friendly rural culture that has outlived its usefulness. Meanwhile, most locals ahead of the curve know that making eye contact is usually a mistake.
More in a bit . . .