Alabama August 04, 2017
You Know You Live In Alabama When You Catch Yourself Doing These 10 Things
Here in Alabama, we have our own special way of doing things. This way of doing things might seem weird to people who don’t live here, but it’s completely normal to us. Listed below are 10 things you might catch yourself doing if you live in Alabama. How many of these things have you caught yourself doing?
1. You plan important events around college football.
After all, college football is taken very seriously here in Alabama. For many people, it's a way of life!
2. Whenever you go grocery shopping, you always use a "buggy" instead of a "shopping cart."
Of course, what you call it depends on your age. The older generation usually refers to it as a "buggy," whereas the younger generation refers to it as a "shopping cart."
3. You always measure distance in time instead of miles.
For example, you'll tell someone a location is 20 minutes away instead of 10 miles.
4. Whenever there's snow in the forecast, you race to the store before the milk and bread sells out.
And when you get the last jug of milk, or the last loaf of bread, you always think you've hit the jackpot.
5. You use the heat and AC in the same day.
Because Alabama's weather is so unpredictable, this comes as no surprise.
6. You refer to every soft drink as a "coke" instead of a "soda," "cola" or "pop."
Of course, people who live in other states think this is pretty strange.
7. Whenever the tornado siren goes off, you run outside to look for a funnel cloud.
Even though this isn't the safest reaction to a tornado siren, we're all guilty of doing this at least once.
8. You laugh whenever residents of other states complain about the heat and humidity, especially during the summer months.
When it comes to heat and humidity, Alabama's summers are the absolute worst. People who live in other states have no idea and will say anything to make us feel sorry for them.
9. You can properly pronounce strange Alabama town names such as "Oneonta," "Choccolocco," "Loachapoka," etc.
Many non-Alabamians take one look at these town names and have no idea where to even start when it comes to pronouncing them.
10. You visit Gulf Shores every summer.
Located on Alabama's beautiful Gulf Coast, Gulf Shores is the state's main vacation destination. During the summer, its gorgeous white-sand beaches attract families from all over the state.
Which of these 10 things can you relate to?
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