MT Posted in Montana January 24, 2016 by Jessica Wick 10 Ways You Can Always Spot Someone From Montana…No Matter Where They are Even when Montanans move to other states or travel the country, sometimes they’re pretty easy to spot. If you’re wondering if someone is from the Treasure State, these clues might tip you off. 1. They’re the ones flying by you on the freeway. Jimmy Emerson, DVM/Flickr The speed limit is just a suggestion, right? They’ve got places to be! 2. They’ll be all about the Bobcats or the Grizzlies… but not both. e.c.johnson/Flickr Montana State University and the University of Montana have an intense rivalry, and Montanans take it pretty seriously. 3. They are genuinely friendly when meeting you. makelessnoise/Flickr They’ll make eye contact and strike up a conversation. While every state has kind, welcoming people, there’s something special about Montanans’ warmth. 4. They are always prepared for anything. spelio/Flickr Spontaneous camping trip? Impending winter snow storm? Car needs a jump? Not a problem for Montanans...they’ve got it covered. 5. They measure distance in minutes. Wikimedia Sure, the next town may be 18 miles away, but they'll tell you it’s “about 20 minutes from here.” 6. They will be the first to stop and help someone with car troubles on the side of the road. David van der Mark/Flickr They’ll always offer to help jump your car, change a tire or pull you out of the snow. Does your driveway need shoveling because you’re sick or hurt? They’ll get right on it, sometimes in a t-shirt. 7. They’ll have the steak, please...with a side of potatoes. Hajime NAKANO/Flickr Montanans love their meat, and while they’re open to trying new things, they know there’s nothing like the classics. 8. They’ll probably have a story about the time their car hit a deer, elk, moose or other wildlife. Jerry/Flickr If they haven’t actually hit anything, they’ve almost certainly had a close encounter. 9. They’re the ones taking their coats off when you’re bundling up. Marlin Keesler/Flickr A 60-degree day might be cold for someone in California or Florida… but for a Montana resident, that’s shorts weather. 10. They can’t help but smile when you bring up Montana. Loco Steve/Flickr Whether they live there their whole lives or they move away for awhile, people from Montana have a great sense of pride for their home state. You’ll see the sparkle in their eyes when you ask them about it. And with so much beauty and human kindness in Big Sky Country, you can’t help but see why they feel that way. What else can you add to this list? Let me know in the comments!