We often talk about all the things that Vermonters do, but let’s take a moment and make a note of the things we
don’t do. While some of these are silly and some are spot on accurate, here are 14 things you’ll never find a Vermonter doing.
1. Buying “all season tires.”
We have winter tires and summer tires, and both are necessary in their own way.
2. Washing cars during mud season.
Within 5 minutes of washing your car during mud season, it will likely be just as dirty as it was before you washed it.
3. Buying clothing for your dog.
Orange bandanas during hunting season is not considerd clothing. This is.
4. Carrying your dog in a purse.
We like our four legged friends to have some meat on their bones so they can get out and enjoy the outdoors with us. These little guys would get buried in the snow drifts.
5. Burning green wood in your woodstove.
If you don’t know the difference between green and seasoned wood, you’re not from Vermont.
6. Not having a stock of non-perishable food in the house for when the power is out.
Flickr/Bethany L King
If you’re prepared for anything, you can handle anything.
7. Asking your wood dealer for credit.
Don’t even try this because these guys run a cash only business. But you do have a “wood guy.”
8. Driving a semi-truck through the Notch anytime.
It may be shorter to cut through Smuggler’s Notch, but if you can’t make the tight turns then it will end up taking a lot longer.
9. Keeping your ice fishing shanty on the ice after St. Patrick’s Day.
Winter offers no guarantees after mid-March in the Green Mountain State.
10. Calling a creemee “soft serve ice cream.”
It’s called a creemee. End of story.
11. Asking where the McDonald's is in Montpelier.
All Vermonters know there is no McDonald's in Montpelier. And we are darn proud of that!
12. Stop looking for champ.
Vermonters will always wonder if they spotted Champ when they notice something strange in the water. Can you imagine looking without trying to spot Champ at some point? Me either.
13. Buying maple syrup from Canada or Michigan.
Honestly, why is the imposter stuff even sold in Vermont?
14. Leaving Vermont and never coming back.
No matter where you go, there’s no place like home.