Arkansas December 20, 2017
9 Undeniable Habits That No Arkansan Can Ever Unlearn
There are some Arkansas habits you just can’t deny. Don’t fret though, the rest of us are just as guilty at these hard to break habits. Let’s laugh together as we uncover the Arkansas-isms that can’t be unlearned.
1. Complaining about how much you hate Walmart...
...then going again next week.
2. Doing the "hand nod" while driving.
2 fingers: acknowledgement of the passing stranger.
4 fingers: "hey Carl, how's it goin'"? Whole hand: "Hey Carl, how's the wife"? Waving your whole hand: "Hey Carl! How's the wife? Is your mom recovering from her knee surgery alright"?
3. Assuming all tea is sweet...
...and being completely taken aback when asked if you need sweeteners.
4. Never saying "no" to an animal in need.
You took in the dog that was dumped down the road so now that makes 5 dogs, 2 cats, the pig, 3 horses, a raccoon foster, and the box turtle with a limp your kid found in the backyard.
5. Planning all your vacations around Arkansas.
I'll take a float trip down the Buffalo River over the hassle of flying out of state any day.
6. Baking a casserole for anyone's big life event.
Nothing is more comforting than food to an Arkansan. Graduation? Casserole. Funeral? Casserole. Nephew's Bar Mitzvah? Kosher casserole.
7. Using "y'all" in nearly every sentence.
I don't know why y'all keep telling me to say "you all," y'all is just more efficient.
8. Planning for any weather change.
Alright, so the summer family barbecue is this Saturday. Be sure to pack your jacket in case the winds start, we're okay if it rains since there's a gazebo and we went ahead and brought toboggans in case it snows.
9. Home sweet home being the one habit you can never break.
Sure you thought you'd always move away but you grew to realize Arkansas is actually a pretty awesome place.
Are you guilty of any of these habits? Share your Arkansas vices with us in the comments below!
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