North Carolina is an amazing state to live in. We have beautiful scenery, friendly people, an awesome culture, and great food! But with anything in life, there’s good and there’s bad. North Carolina is mostly good, but these ten things put the B in bad.
1. The bipolar weather.
One day it's sunny and 70, the next it's 40 degrees. We've gotten used to it but it's sure annoying to use both heat and air conditioning in the same week.
2. The humidity.
It can be downright terrible in the summer months, and ladies know the struggle with keeping our hair perfect during peak humidity...there's basically no use in trying!
3. Crazy tourism.
Don't get me wrong: tourism is a booming industry in North Carolina. But sometimes we just want to enjoy the scenery of our state without fighting the crowd.
4. Constant highway construction.
While it will clear up highway congestion when finished, it's causing a ton more during the process.
5. And with that being said...terrible traffic.
Stop n go has become a way of life.
Builders love North Carolina and most citizens aren't thrilled about it. We're losing our culture, neighborhoods and historic buildings to new condos and buildings. Just because there's a plot of land does not mean you have to build on it.
7. Transplants who don't respect the North Carolina culture.
North Carolinians are genuinely super friendly people, but if you decide to move here from another state, don't expect us to conform to your culture...we have our own!
8. Being a North Carolina sports fan.
Basketball, baseball, football, hockey. It doesn't matter. It's a rocky road for sports fans in North Carolina, and honestly somewhat volatile. One season we're on cloud 9, the next we can't even beat simple teams. It takes a lot of dedication to stick by our sports teams but we don't mind it.
9. Certain politics.
I won't even delve into politics (to each their own) but there are some blatant issues in our government system - for one, the way we treat our teachers.
10. Knowing nothing will ever replace North Carolina.
Sure, other places are beautiful, but we all have that pang of knowing if we leave just how much we'll miss our beautiful state.