Alabama August 01, 2015
Here Are 12 Things You’ll Never Catch Anyone From Alabama Doing
Here in Alabama, there are many things we do differently than other states. Of the many things we do, you won’t catch the majority of us doing any of the following 12 things.
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1. Using the Words "Soda" or "Pop"
Everything in Alabama is a "coke." EVERYTHING!!!
2. Speaking Northern
We're Southern, so we're going to speak Southern. Yes, we often get made fun of, but SO WHAT! This is how we talk and those who don't like it, don't have to listen.
3. Missing an Important Game
We take college football very seriously here in Alabama, and most everyone knows the schedule by heart. To miss a game here in Alabama is like missing an important family event somewhere else. It's crazy, but it's TRUE!!!
4. Driving on Icy or Snowy Roads
Even the slightest mention of "snow" in Alabama sends everyone into full-blown panic mode. After fighting the craziness at the grocery store for our milk, bread and eggs, we tend to lock ourselves in our homes until the snow melts. Yes, there are those few people who will take a chance and brave the roads, only to wind up in a ditch. For the most part, everyone in Alabama stays inside on snowy days.
5. Refusing a Second Helping
Here in Alabama, we LOVE to eat! We would never, ever, EVER refuse a second helping!
6. Praising the Summer Heat
Alabama's summers are long, hot and MISERABLE! You definitely won't hear any of us praising the summer heat. If anything, you'll hear us dissing it and counting down the days until fall arrives.
7. Obeying Traffic Laws
Nobody in Alabama obeys traffic laws. We've all been guilty of speeding, running stop signs, making illegal u-turns, etc. We may not have a ticket to prove it, but we're all guilty of disobeying traffic laws.
8. Ignoring Tornado Sirens
Ever since the 2011 tornado outbreak, we take tornado sirens much more seriously than ever before.
9. Passing on Water Enjoyment
When someone invites us to hang out with them on their boat, we normally accept their invitation. We LOVE spending time on the water!
10. Ordering Unsweet Tea
Here in the South, the only way to drink tea is sweet and iced.
11. Treating Strangers Unkindly
Because of our great Southern hospitality, we normally make friends everywhere we go - even in the checkout lines at retail stores.
12. Forgetting Where They Came From
Alabama will always be home and we'll NEVER forget our roots!
What are some other things you’ll never catch someone from Alabama doing? Let me know in the comments below!