Maryland September 29, 2017
13 Unwritten Rules Every Marylander Lives By ‘Til Death
Although every Marylander is different, there are some unspoken things that we can all agree with. Take the following rules, for example. You may not realize it, but after living in Maryland for a while, you will undeniably agree with the following things…
1. Never order a crab cake out of state.
...unless you enjoy being thoroughly disappointed, of course.
2. Old Bay goes on everything.
Fries, eggs, seafood, corn. I could go on and on...
3. Some things are worth the wait.
Waiting in line is never fun but for certain Maryland restaurants we'll always make an exception. Thrashers is one of those places.
4. This isn't Disney World... but it's okay to pretend it is.
As a kid, you may have thought this was Disney World, only to be let down when your parents explained that it wasn't. I'm here to tell you that it's still okay to pretend it is.
5. The National Anthem is not complete without shouting "O!"
Can you imagine going to an Orioles game and not hearing the "O?!" *
6. Always keep a collection of old newspapers in case of a crab feast.
If you don't have a stash of old newspapers, are you really even a Marylander?
7. Traffic is unpredictable so always leave a bit early.
Blame it on construction, overpopulation, or bad drivers. If you don't leave early in Maryland, you're likely to arrive to your destination late nearly every time.
8. Never go grocery shopping the day before a snow storm.
I mean, if you're not in need of bread, eggs, milk, or toilet paper, then go right ahead...
9. Respect nature.
It's always sad to see reports of just how polluted some of our waterways have gotten, especially the Chesapeake Bay. Always leave everything as you found it, or in even better condition.
10. Never hesitate at a traffic circle.
Keep it moving, people!
11. Maryland has the best state flag. Period.
Even if you move out of state and try your best to love another flag as much, it's nearly impossible.
12. Never fill up on hushpuppies before crabs.
It's always exciting finding a new all-you-can-eat crab restaurant. But watch out for hushpuppies, which some restaurants give you before your meal in hopes you'll fill up on carbs.
13. This beer may not be the
best, but it tastes like home.
Having a cookout, crab feast, or watching the game? All of the above are best paired with a
Any other Maryland
rules you would add to the list? Feel free to share below.
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