Missouri November 27, 2017
10 Sure-Fire Ways To Make A Missourian Mad
Midwesterners have a reputation as being very friendly and that definitely holds true in Missouri. You’re likely to get a wave if you drive past us on a neighborhood street and we will absolutely hold the door for you. Overall, we are pretty easygoing but there are a few things that really get under our skin. If you are looking to upset someone from Missouri try some of these…
1. Ask us where Missouri is.
Is this a joke? Missouri is in the middle of the country! We're the gateway to the west.
2. Tell us that you heard Missouri is really dangerous.
Yes, there are places that are dangerous. Some areas of St. Louis and Kansas City do have higher crime rates. However, if you use common sense there is no reason to avoid the cities much less the entire state.
3. Assume there is nothing to do in Missouri.
All across the state there are amazing dining and entertainment districts. Missouri is seeing a boom in the dining industry. Whether you're looking for fine dining, a hip new bar, or a great place for fun activities Missouri has it all.
4. Presume that Missourians are uneducated.
Missouri falls right in the middle when looking at a list of educational attainment by state. To many people's surprise Missouri outranks states like California, Pennsylvania, and Texas.
5. Saying that Missouri barbecue isn't the best in the nation.
All across the state you can find amazing barbecue joints that serve Missouri's signature burnt ends. We also have multiple barbecue joints that have won national awards and have been featured on the Food Network. Come find out how good our barbecue really is.
6. Telling us you hate Mizzou.
Most Missourians are pretty loyal to Missouri athletics. We have had some tough years lately and it seems like we simply can't catch a break. So, there is nothing worse than someone telling us they hate Mizzou. It's like kicking us when were down!
7. Calling Missouri a fly-over state.
If you think Missouri is a fly-over state it's because you've never been to Missouri. We have stunning and free state parks, national monuments, huge lakes, caves, and much much more!
8. Assuming there is not culture in Missouri.
Missouri has some of the best art museums, zoos, theaters, and other cultural attractions in the nation. Check out the free museums in St. Louis' Forest Park, see a show at the Starlight Theater in Kansas City, or check out a world renowned independent film festival in Columbia.
9. Stereotype Missourians as hicks or rednecks.
Every state has their fair share of rednecks and Missouri is no different. However, it seems like Missouri gets a bad rep for being a state entirely comprised of hicks. This just simply isn't true. Come meet the amazingly friendly people that make up the Show Me State.
10. Tell us you like Stan Kroenke.
For all the former Rams fans out there this name is basically poison. Although most people are getting used to being a one team state (GO CHIEFS!) many people are still upset over the loss of St. Louis' NFL team.
These things will annoy us…but mostly because we love our home state. We’ve heard the Missouri/Misery jokes but honestly, they just aren’t true. Come visit the Show Me State and find out just how awesome it really is.
Still unsure? Check out the
14 reasons why Missouri is the best place to live.