Posted in Kansas February 22, 2016 by Annie 16 Struggles Everyone In Kansas Can Relate To If you live in Kansas, you know that the following 16 struggles are all too real: 1. Both our football... Flickr/Brood_wich 2. ...and baseball teams play on the WRONG side of KC. Flickr/Keith Allison 3. What should we get to eat? KC BBQ... Yelp 4. ...or tasty home-style cooking? Yelp It can be hard to choose with so many delicious options. 5. Our immaculate prairies are tainted with these eyesores. Flickr/Chad Hunter 6. Kansans have to spend an arm and a leg on Christmas gifts. Flickr/Geek2Nurse Since everyone in the Sunflower State is so kind and friendly, you easily make new friends/more people to buy (or make) gifts for. 7. An everyday struggle: Do I sleep in or wake up early to catch the stunning sunrise? Flickr/USFWS Mountain-Prairie Decisions, decisions... 8. With amazing college teams like ours, people have come to expect us to always win. Flickr/jmcksu You don't know what that kind of pressure does to a person. 9. (While traveling out-of-state) "Do you have a feeling you aren't in Kansas anymore?" Flickr/Brian Negin Soooo hilarious! *eye roll* 10. Laws in certain areas prevent us from punching vending machines that stole our money... Flickr/brutalSoCal 11. ...singing the alphabet in the streets after dark... Flickr/Rich Minear 12. ...or hunting whales. Flickr/Michael Dawes _(ツ)_/¯ 13. It is almost ALWAYS windy. Flickr/gth_42 So much so, in fact, that the National Climatic Data Center named Dodge City the windiest city in America (with an average speed of 13.9 mph). 14. With so many shops and roadside attractions, it takes us forever to get from Point A to Point B. Kansas Originals Market & Gallery Facebook 15. Beautiful Kansas storms put our lives in danger. Flickr/Patrick Emerson After all, you can't watch a tornado from your basement... 16. Finally, we have unrealistically high standards to live up to. Wikimedia Commons Kansas has produced many a pioneer, inventor and world changer... and we continue to do so every day. What are your biggest struggles? Let us know in the comments!