Montana July 19, 2016
10 Things People ALWAYS Ask When They Know You’re From Montana
As amazing as Montana is, it’s important to travel now and then and explore new horizons. Whether you go on vacation or you move away for a while, you know you’re bound to hear some questions when you mention you’re from Montana… especially from big city folks. Some of those questions are totally legitimate and fun to answer. And, well, some of those questions are these:
1. Do you get cell service out there?
Nope, we rely on phones with cords and smoke signals like the good old days.
2. Do you have the internet in Montana?
Sure we do. We just use tin cans and string. Come on now.
3. Have you ever eaten buffalo? What about bear meat?
Try one bison burger and tell us it’s not one of the best things you’ve ever eaten. As for bear meat, it’s less common than you think.
4. Does everybody have a gun?
No, not everybody. Just almost everybody. And we teach people to respect them from a young age.
5. Is it true that there are hardly any people in Montana?
Not anymore. Sigh.
6. Are you worried that the Yellowstone volcano is going to erupt and kill you all?
Not any more than you’re worried about your state’s tornadoes, looming earthquakes, tsunamis, or a giant meteor that could smash into you at any time.
7. Have you ever seen an alien?
No, have you?
8. Do you hunt?
The opening day of hunting season is basically a holiday, and people have been known to call in sick from work or skip school to partake. So in all fairness, this is a valid question.
9. How do you even choose which sports teams to follow?
Much like the other 24 states without professional sports teams, we get to choose which fan base we want to be a part of… and some of us ignore sports entirely. You’ll find Seahawks fans, Broncos fans, Packers fans, and plenty of other fans in Montana.
10. Why would you want to live in Montana?
Let’s see… because the natural beauty is like no other, the night sky will render you speechless, the people are awesome, and 77% of Montanans think it’s the best place in the country, giving it a higher satisfaction rate than any other state. Why wouldn’t you want to live in Montana?
One of the most incorrect assumptions about our state is that there’s nothing to do. And if you don’t like eating delicious food, hiking beautiful trails, camping, swimming, checking out museums, relaxing at ranches or bed and breakfasts or going on beautiful drives, you just might be bored in Montana. But probably not.