Nebraska February 03, 2017
13 Things No Self-Respecting Nebraskan Would Ever Do
Live in Nebraska long enough and you’ll no doubt develop a very Nebraskan way of thinking and living. We tend to be plain-speaking, straight-shooting, no-nonsense folks. And, of course, there are some things that we wouldn’t be caught dead doing.
1. Let a little snow slow us down.
Learning to drive in the snow and ice is essential driver's ed stuff.
2. Root for the Sooners.
The long-standing rivalry is real, everybody.
3. Buy produce in the summer.
If you don't have your own garden, you've got friends, family, and neighbors who will gladly fill your kitchen with fresh veggies.
4. Miss hunting season.
Hunting is a big part of the collective Nebraskan identity.
5. Mispronounce our quirky town names.
Kearney, Beatrice, Norfolk...if you can say them correctly, chances are you're from Nebraska.
6. Eat steak from anywhere else.
Why bother? Nebraska beef is the best.
7. Drive a Prius.
Pickups all the way, baby.
8. Be a vegetarian.
Good luck with that.
9. Run inside when the storm sirens sound.
You'll miss the show from in there!
10. Be unprepared for the first snow.
Even if the first snow comes in early October, Nebraskans are always equipped with ice melt, snow shovels, window scraper/brushes, and a whole bunch of cold weather gear.
11. Ignore someone in need of help.
We're always right there with a helping hand.
12. Miss the county fair.
It's the social event of the season...plus, funnel cake!
13. Don't respond when someone sings "Oh there is no place like Nebraska..."
If you can't finish that song, you might want to rethink your state of residence.
We’re only half serious, of course…Nebraskans are all our own people, and plenty of us drive Priuses. (Mostly the vegetarians.)
On the other end of the spectrum, there are also some
things that all of us will do at least once.