We Nebraskans tend to be pretty easygoing people. We don’t typically get riled up about the little things. But if you really want to annoy us, there are a few things that are pretty sure to do it. (These are just generalizations, folks, and they’re meant in the spirit of fun. Some of us really don’t mind if you’re ignorant about Nebraska, because that means more Nebraska for us.)
1. Ask us where Nebraska is.
We're not sure if you're dumb or just being rude.
2. Ask us what it's like to not have indoor plumbing.
Again, dumb or rude? We're going with dumb on this one.
3. Tell us the Huskers suck.
Even if we're not having a great season, those are fighting words.
4. Ask us if we go cow tipping.
If you can figure out how to tip over a thousand pounds of cow against its will for "fun," let us know.
5. Ask if everyone in Nebraska is a farmer.
Farmers and ranchers are definitely a big deal here. But we're also home to a handful of Fortune 500 companies and one of the richest people in the world. Do you think Warren Buffett is a farmer?
6. Tell us there are no cities in Nebraska.
Well, that's just plain wrong, isn't it?
7. Tell us there's nothing worthwhile outside of the cities.
On the flip side, there are those people who think Nebraska is nothing but Omaha and Lincoln. Again, super-duper wrong.
8. Assume there's no culture to be found here.
We have some truly great art museums, theatres, symphonies, ballets, operas...we could go on and on. Also, some of the country's greatest artists and entertainers once called Nebraska home, so we're doing something right.
9. Think we're all uneducated.
Nebraska boasts high graduation rates at both high school and college levels. And we're home to plenty of amazing colleges, too.
10. Tell us there's nothing to do here.
If that were true, we'd all be sitting around moaning about being bored, wouldn't we? Instead, we're going out with friends, seeing concerts, exploring museums, hiking, and a million other things.
11. Say Texas steak is better.
12. Call Nebraska a "fly-over" state.
That means you think there's nothing to see here. Let us assure you that there are endless amazing sights here, and if you continue to fly over them you'll never appreciate how beautiful Nebraska is.
13. Assume we contribute nothing to the country.
Without us, your dinner plate would look pretty empty. Plus, how about all of the
that Nebraskans are responsible for?
14. Say there's nothing but cornfields here.
We also grow soybeans.
But seriously, come on. Get off of the interstate and you'll find that there's a whole beautiful state out there, of which cornfields are only a part.
15. Tell us again how flat Nebraska is.
You've clearly never been here, never left the interstate, or never ventured to western Nebraska where the landscape looks like this.
These things will annoy us…but mostly because we love our home state and we want you to know how great it is, too. Need more convincing? Here are
14 of the best things about living in Nebraska.