10 Things People ALWAYS Ask When They Know You’re From Arizona
This past summer, for the first time in my life, I spent a significant amount of time traveling the U.S. I met new people, tasted new foods, and saw sights I had never seen before. Among those experiences, I also had the pleasure of telling people I was from Arizona, something I’m proud of, but it was often met with a slightly incredulous look. That’s OK, because this state isn’t for most people–but it also meant getting some annoying questions about Arizona, including some ridiculous ones. Here are a few that I and plenty of other people have encountered over the years.
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What other questions have you been asked about Arizona? I’d love to read your experiences in the comments section below.
Monica is a Diné (Navajo) freelance writer and photographer based in the Southwest. Born in Gallup and raised in Phoenix, she is Tódich'ii'nii (Bitter Water People) and Tsi'naajinii (Black Streak Wood People). Monica is a staff writer for Only In Your State, photo editor for The Mesa Legend, and previously a staff writer for The Navajo Post. You can reach her at [email protected]
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