WA Posted in Washington March 03, 2016 by Jessica Wick 10 Struggles Everyone In Washington Can Relate To Life in Washington is amazing, but it’s not without its first world problems. If you grew up here, you know that these struggles are real. 1. Always having to say “state” after Washington whenever you travel. Jeff Few/Flickr “I’m from Washington.” “DC?” “No, not DC. The actual state of Washington.” 2. Hoping in vain for a snow day. Karyn Christner/Flickr In Western Washington, there’s rarely enough snow to justify one… and in Central and Eastern Washington, even getting 5 feet of snow overnight doesn’t guarantee you won’t have to go to school or work in the morning. 3. When you’ve been a Seahawks fan your entire life, win or lose, and someone calls you a bandwagoner. John Patzer/Flickr This is a good way to anger a Washingtonian quickly. 4. Being conservative on the West side or liberal on the East side. Jordan Dawe/Flickr Washington's political preferences are so evenly divided, some people want to split up the state itself. You’ll find like-minded people if you search hard enough, but in the meantime, you might have some awkward conversations or feel like you’re lighting your ballot on fire for all the good it does you. 5. When you’re forced to use your car’s heater in the morning, then blast the AC all afternoon. Z T Jackson/Flickr Pick a season, Washington! 6. Seattle locals trying to shop at Pike Place Market during tourist season. Pierce Hanley/Flickr All you need is some Market Spice tea and a little Beecher’s cheese, and now you’ve photobombed 12 different tourist selfies. 7. People from other states assuming you live in Seattle no matter what part of Washington you call home. Wikipedia Spokane is literally across the state. Come on now. 8. Construction. So much construction. Washington State Dept of Transportation/Flickr Rock blasting on the pass, rerouting freeways, the Alaskan Way Viaduct nightmare… we’re thankful for the construction crews that give us safe roads and all, but construction season is endless here. 9. Every time there’s a movie, book series or hit TV show based here, people start making assumptions and asking silly questions about our state. daveynin/Flickr Grey’s Anatomy. Twilight. 50 Shades of Grey. They bring tourists in droves, and while we appreciate the revenue and love to show off our home, we know that anyone who comes to Washington expecting the culture of sparkly vampires or gorgeous sadistic billionaires will be sorely disappointed. 10. People getting WSU and the University of Washington mixed up. Glenn Malone/Flickr Don’t even go there. Despite all these struggles, living in Washington is still the best. We’ve got great coffee, beer and wine to see us through the difficult times.