Maryland December 23, 2016
12 Things People From Maryland Always Have To Explain To Out Of Towners
There are certain things that Marylanders understand, but those same things can be quite confusing to an out of towner. We’re here to set the record straight. Show this to your out of town friends so they understand just what we’re all about.
12 things that Marylanders always have to explain to out of towners are:
1. How to pick crabs.
Twist at the joints and
please, don't smash it to pieces.
2. There's more to Maryland than just Baltimore.
We're mostly known for our biggest city but we also have small towns, farmland, beaches, wetlands, and more.
3. And we don't
all love the Ravens.
We have our fair share of Redskins fans and even some Steelers fans, too.
4. We mean no disrespect when shouting "O!" during the National Anthem.
Quite the opposite, actually.
5. Yes, Old Bay really is as good as everyone says it is.
Sprinkle it on seafood, fries, corn, or more. You can't go wrong.
6. Assateague Island is as dreamy as it appears.
Take an out of towner here and watch their jaw drop with excitement.
7. If you're going to be driving around these parts, you need to BE AGGRESSIVE, B-E-AGGRESSIVE.
Don't be afraid of switching lanes. It's a must.
8. And for Pete's sake,
do not stop in the middle of a traffic circle.
9. This spot has been claimed.
Practice proper snow etiquette and don't steal someone's spot after they spent hours shoveling it out.
10. Speaking of snow, when it comes to the day before a blizzard, it's kill or be killed in the bread aisle.
Bread, milk, eggs, and toilet paper. The essentials, apparently.
11. Sorry. You have to go to a liquor store if you want booze.
You won't find alcohol at grocery stores here unless you're in one of the select few Maryland counties.
12. Yes, we think our flag is better than yours.
Deal with it.
What are some other things that you always have to explain to out of towners? Feel free to share below and be sure to also check out
this fun list of 13 ways to spot a tourist in Maryland.