Iowa March 10, 2017
10 Things No Self-Respecting Iowan Would Ever Do
There are some things we do a bit differently in Iowa, some things we’re expected to do and some things that we’ll never do. If you’re a real Iowan, you’ll know better than to do these 10 things.
1. Iowans help their neighbors. An Iowan would never think of letting a field go unharvested due to illness or death in the family. Everyone pitches in and we bring in the harvest together.
2. Sweet corn and field corn are two completely different things. You don't eat field corn. An Iowan would never make that mistake.
3. An Iowan would never visit a friend who was suffering from a serious illness or grieving without bringing a casserole. Last name of the giver marked on the bottom of the dish, of course.
4. Iowans traveling down gravel roads know that when they meet someone head on, it's important to give the Iowa Wave. An Iowan would never snub a fellow Iowan on a non-paved road.
5. Iowans don't expect the pork tenderloin to fit inside a bun. In fact, here in Iowa, the bun is a garnish. Real pork tenderloins fill the plate.
6. Iowans don't trust the weather forecast. If you don't like the sky, wait five minutes.
7. An Iowan would never host a potluck without confirming that someone was bringing a "fruit salad" with the mandatory Cool Whip base.
8. Iowans would never disregard the importance of politics. Our government matters, no matter your political affiliation around here. This is our beautiful state capital building.
9. Iowans don't give up. In 2008, this neighborhood in Cedar Rapids endured a terrible flood. They are back now, and better than ever.
10. Iowans never miss a good fireworks show. Nearly every community has their own at least once each summer.
Iowans have a special way of taking care of each other, the best food, and the most dramatic weather. These are just a few of the reasons that Iowa is one of the best places to live.