If you’ve never visited Georgia and plan to move here soon, there’s some things you need to know about this great state. Think of this as your quick 10 minute survival guide to living in Georgia. Here are the 10 biggest risks living in Georgia:
1) You'll be harassed by smiling people greeting you all day.
If you're from up north you will be surprised to learn that down here in Georgia we speak and wave to everyone we see--including strangers! No, there's no catch, we're really just that nice!
2) You might get sunburnt.
Make sure you bring your sunscreen, because it gets hot! We have tons of lakes, and we have the beach down on the coast, so make sure you're prepared or you will get burned!
3) You'll get bit up by mosquitoes, ants and other various bugs.
I don't know what it is about Georgia, but you can't go outside in the summer time without getting bit up! Don't even think of laying in the grass. You'll have ant bites all over you!
4) Allergy season will almost kill you.
Allergy season in Georgia is pretty darn serious! The pollen coats everything in a thick yellow blanket. Make sure you have your Claritain D because there is no escaping the stuff!
5) You'll be run off the road if you're slow.
Even though Georgia has somewhat of a small town feel, everyone has somewhere to go! People on the road here in Georgia aren't that nice to folks who don't know what they're doing or where they're going. So watch out if you're a new driver on the roads of Georgia!
6) You won't be able to buy a Pepsi here.
If Pepsi is your favorite soda, you'll be in for a heck of a time here. Coca-Cola is the drink of the land and you won't catch us dead with one a Pepsi our hands! As a matter-of-fact, you'll have a tough time getting one in your hands, as there aren't very many places in Georgia that even sell this drink.
7) A deer might jump in front of your car.
At any given moment, your car might be attacked by a deer that decided to jump out onto the road. This happens especially in more rural parts of Georgia where there is a lot of forestry.
8) Prepare to see roadkill.
Because you will see roadkill...Think of this as a warm-up.
9) A neighbor might feed you deer stew.
If you were a child that teared up watching Bambi, you might not want to assume that's beef stew your neighbor's feeding you. Georgia folks are big on hunting deer, and we love eating it too!
10) The weather is crazy unpredictable in Georgia.
From hurricane season to city shut-downs over two inches of snow, you never know what you're going to get with Georgia! It can be 80 degrees one day and 50 degrees the next!
What other crazy things do folks need to know before moving to Georgia? C’mon Georgia people, let them know in the comments.