Kansas August 07, 2019
13 Habits Kansans Will Never Be Able To Get Rid Of
Some habits we have are just too hard to break, no matter how hard you try. These habits are hard to get rid of, but it’s a good thing that they’re usually harmless. There’s a lot of habits to cover, but these are always the most obvious. Do you have all of these habits Kansans seem to pick up the longer we’ve been here?
1. Arguing about which barbecue is best.
Is it Slap's or Bite Me? Maybe you prefer Arthur Bryant's or Joe's in KC instead?
2. Taking photos of every good sunset.
It's a good thing these phones come with cameras because we always want a photo of the next best sunset we see.
3. Having conversations with strangers while you wait.
In line at the grocery store or the bank? Why not chat up your line neighbor and pass the time.
4. Always asking "Are you related to (person with same last name) in that area?"
This happens more often in small towns, but I've been on the receiving end of a few conversations like this in the city as well.
5. Waving or giving the two-finger wave to people you pass on the road.
This goes double if you're in a small town! The less crowded the street, the more likely it is you'll get a little wave.
6. "I don't have an accent,
you have an accent.
We know that we all pick certain phrases we like and give them to our kids but I wonder what we sound like to people on the coasts?
7. Looking outside for the tornado before you even think about going inside.
It may not be the safest thing to do, but we've always got our eyes on the sky anyways.
8. When you leave a friendly conversation, saying "Have a good one!" as you go.
It's just so friendly, and signals that finally you're done with your long goodbye.
9. Baking a casserole for anything important in your friends' lives.
Whether it's a potluck, new baby, or a funeral, they don't need to worry about dinner and we take care of our own.
10. The sigh we just have to do when there's a Wizard of Oz joke thrown our way.
You travel to somewhere out of state and mention you're from Kansas, and they always follow with something along the lines of "Toto, we're not in Kansas anymore!" Cue that big sigh.
11. Adding a possessive 's' at the end of places.
Think of JCPenney or Aldi, and how we'd say JCPenney's or Aldi's instead.
12. Feeling just a little claustrophobic when you drive down the tree-lined or mountain roads in other states.
We can't see the horizon, and it makes us just a little uncomfortable.
13. Answering "How far is that?" with a number in minutes or hours instead of miles.
I don't know when this started, but it sure helps with scheduling!
Another habit of Kansans is loving
all of the hometown restaurants we find during our travels.