Arizona November 17, 2017
9 Foolproof Ways To Spot An Imposter In Arizona
Finding a native Arizonan is a bit like a
Where’s Waldo search these days; we are few and far between thanks to the large number of transplants. Usually, a quick question can determine if someone is from this state but sometimes the things they say or do can give us insight into how long a person has (or has not) been here. Here’s are a few signs that someone may not actually be from Arizona.
1. They complain about the heat...when the day’s high reaches 85 degrees.
85 degrees is a cool day. Residents in Phoenix, Tucson, Yuma, and other desert cities know it doesn’t really start to get hot until the thermometer reads triple digits.
2. They think Arizona has two seasons: hot and less hot.
Clearly, they have never been in the state during fall or winter.
3. They claim the sunrises and sunsets are just okay.
Are you kidding? You can look at a colorful masterpiece in the sky twice each day,
plus some of the darkest night skies in the country.
4. They say the same for our natural wonders, like the Grand Canyon or Antelope Canyon.
That’s just infuriating.
5. They think Arizona is just desert.
Tell them they need to travel more often.
6. They don’t pay attention to fire restrictions.
Even with our forests, Arizona is still a pretty arid state so it doesn’t take much for a forest fire to begin raging.
7. They wish for a rain-less day.
8. They aren’t quite sure how to say "gila," "Canyon de Chelly," or they just don’t know the slight difference between "Casa Grande" and "Casa Grande."
It’s okay, we’ll politely correct you. ?
9. They’ve never heard of the Superstitions, the Catalinas, or the Peaks.
10. They don’t know what a "wet" burrito or chimi is.
Delicious, that’s what.
What are some other ways you can determine if someone is from Arizona or not?
If you already live here, you might appreciate some of the things that remind us of home! Read
12 Things That Will Always Make Arizonans Think Of Home for some wonderful nostalgia.