Nebraska January 17, 2016
9 Things People From Nebraska Will Never Ever Admit (Out Loud)
Nebraska has a pretty solid state identity. We’re steak-eating, gun-toting, small-town-dwelling Republicans, right? Well, that’s the image we give off to the world, and most of us are pretty comfortable with it (or have at least made our peace with it). But there are some things about us that we would would probably never admit out loud to the rest of the world.
9. Sometimes it actually can get boring.
It's possible to do everything there is to do in a small town or rural area (except for doing more chores). If you're not careful, boredom can creep in.
8. Not all of us are into hunting or guns.
A lot of people love their guns, and that's totally fine. But did you know that only around 20% of Nebraska households own firearms?
7. We aren't all football fans.
Can you believe it?! Yes, there are Nebraskans who just really don't care about how the Huskers are doing this year.
6. Nebraskans don't ALL love steak.
Some of us don't even eat meat at all.
5. And while we're on the subject of food, Runza isn't the perfect fast food to everyone.
Sure, the restaurant chain was born here - and sure, people travel from many miles away just to get a taste of one. But we don't all go googly-eyed over those meat-stuffed rolls.
4. A lot of us don't vote Republican.
We're a deeply red state...but there are still a lot of blue voters here.
3. Some of us have never been to one of the big Nebraska cities.
I'll never forget meeting someone in college who came from western Nebraska and hearing that she'd never been to Omaha or Lincoln or pretty much anywhere east of North Platte.
2. Likewise, some of us have never been to a truly small town.
I've been equally shocked by people who have lived in Nebraska their entire lives but have never gone exploring in a tiny town or village. They're definitely missing out.
1. Not everyone here is polite.
We pride ourselves on our Midwestern friendliness, but the truth is that some Nebraskans are so rude they really shouldn't leave the house...or go near a computer.
Can you relate to these “secrets?” Are there any others you would add? Tell us about it in the comments.