Oklahoma February 21, 2016
14 Struggles Everyone In Oklahoma Can Relate To
Being an Oklahoman means there are certain struggles you’re going to encounter living in the Sooner State. From bipolar weather to dodging redneck jokes, everyone in Oklahoma endures many of the same issues. Here are 14 you can probably relate to, from time to time:
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1. Dealing with our bipolar weather.
Every Oklahoman knows you can experience all four seasons within a 24-hour span.
2. Deciding whether it's Dallas or Branson for a vacation.
Two of the most popular getaway destinations for Oklahomans are Dallas/Ft. Worth Six Flags and Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO.
3. Being comfortable flying out of an airport named after a man who died in a plane crash.
Will Rogers Airport in Oklahoma City is named after Will Rogers, who who died in a plane crash on August 15, 1935. I don't know about you, but I like my airports named after the survivors, not the deceased.
4. Dealing with redneck jokes.
We've all heard the classic redneck jokes (some are actually pretty funny).
5. When your neighbor is the enemy.
Bedlam in the neighborhood is very serious.
6. Still convincing out-of-towners that 99.9% of Oklahomans have never been cow tipping.
If they only knew, most Oklahomans don't even know what cow tipping is, let alone been cow tipping.
7. Trying to decide which church to attend.
Oklahoma is one of the most religious places in the country, so finding a church on every corner is normal (and overwhelming).
8. Managing our wind blown hair (some more than others).
There's a reason the song says, "Oklahoma...where the wind comes sweeping down the plain."
9. Wondering if the "Big One" is going to hit our state.
Now that Oklahoma is the most seismically active place in the world, earthquakes are a serious concern for our state.
10. Making it through a summer without getting eaten alive.
Unfortunately, this one is tricky one to do. Keep the bug spray around at ALL times.
11. Or dying from heat exhaustion.
Summer heat and humidity in Oklahoma is no laughing matter.
12. Trying to convince visitors (and haters) that the state is not flat and boring.
If you get out and see the state, you'll see the 10 eco-regions and vast beauty everywhere.
13. Attending the state fair without gaining 10 lbs.
Good luck on this one.
14. Having to buy your alcohol before Sunday game days.
In Oklahoma, liquor stores are closed on Sundays. So if you don't remember to buy on Saturday, you'll be stuck with grocery store beer.
What other struggles do Oklahomans live with? Which one is your least favorite?