When it comes to Rhode Island, one thing no one ever argues about is how unique the smallest state really is. Though the people of Rhode Island might love to poke fun at their home state for its strange customs, deep down there is a strong love for this place. Here are 11 bizarre experiences that every Rhode Islander has had at least once.
1. You've tried to order a "coffee regular" out of state and received a black coffee instead of with cream and sugar.
Rhode Islanders definitely need their coffee.
2. You've casually mentioned the Big Blue Bug to an out of towner and became instantly aware of how difficult it is to explain its glory to someone who doesn't know.
The Big Blue Bug is an important Rhode Island landmark! We're just not exactly sure why.
3. You've hit a pothole so deep you're still amazed it didn't total your car.
Road service might not be the best, but at least we're pros at dodging potholes.
4. Since you usually give directions based on the location of landmarks that aren't there anymore, you've struggled more than once to give someone from out of state clear directions.
What are street names good for anyway?
5. You've watched the same road be under construction the entire time you've lived in the state.
Will the road ever be finished? No one really knows.
6. Someone has accused you of having a Boston accent.
They couldn't be more wrong.
7. Just when you thought you've found every natural wonder in the state, you've somehow stumbled upon a beautiful nature site you didn't know existed.
The whole state offers amazing natural attractions.
8. You've found yourself, or your friends wearing flip flops after a snow storm and didn't think to question it.
Flip flops are not just for summer in Rhode Island.
9. Your car has been unexpectedly snowed in when you weren't prepared.
So you found a broom, or some other creative object to clear it off when you weren't prepared.
10. Though you checked the weather forecast, you've managed to get stuck in the rain without any rain gear.
Rhode Islanders have all learned never to trust the weather forecast.
11. You've spent an hour, or more sitting in traffic just to go 20 minutes down the road.
Everything in Rhode Island is so close, yet so far.