NC Posted in North Carolina May 11, 2015 by Emory Rakestraw 10 Things Out-Of-Staters Don’t Like About North Carolina… But We’re Totally OK With It North Carolina IS for everyone, but not forever! People love to come visit and enjoy our state, but they’re sure to head home with a few complaints…here are ten. 1. The humidity Flickr / Zach Frailey The summer air is filled with humidity. While natives will sometimes complain, we've gotten used to it. Visitors on the other hand...sometimes they're just in shock. I once had a woman from NYC tell me "I've never had sweat on the inside of my knees!"...sorry? 2. That southern accent For most, a little southern twang is totally endearing. Yet, sometimes, our southern roots run so deep those yankees can't even understand what we're saying. Lets not forget that whole "southerners talk slow..." as well...because we don't believe in rushing at life, or a good story. 3. Skeeters This goes along with the humidity, but during some summer nights the mosquitos are so bad we're buying citronella candles by the dozen. Lets be honest, EVERYONE hates mosquitos. 4. Scary wildlife Cryptomundo In the more remote parts of western North Carolina, camping CAN be a bit scary. From venomous snakes, to bears...it's best to lead with caution. In the eastern part there are gators, sharks, and of course the mysterious black cat. The debate over the "panther" sightings? We LOVE it while others are just like...seriously? They're here! I swear 5. Grits Flickr / Reese Derrenberger How do you not like grits?! I don't understand! 6. Moonshine Flickr / John Walsh Have you seen that video of northerners trying moonshine? Like I said, it's an acquired taste. 7. Livermush Flickr / L. Andrew Bell Another acquired taste.... 8. Another food...collard greens! Flickr / Brian Ambrozy My grandpa has been trying to get me to love collard greens since the age of four. While I don't find them particularly tasty....I know my family loves them, doused in some vinegar. Yet another Carolina dish that you have to grow to love and some visitors can't stomach. 9. Tobacco Flickr / Zach Frailey Smoking hasn't been healthy since the 1950's but that doesen't mean we will just up and abandon our state's prime source of income. Sure, smoking is bad, but the sight of a tobacco field on a country road is just gorgeous (in our eyes). 10. How much every North Carolinian just LOVES North Carolina There is nothing wrong with loving where you're from and having pride in that to fullest! I guess some people are just jealous... What complaints have you heard about North Carolina?