Pennsylvania November 03, 2022
11 Hills Every Pennsylvanian Is Willing To Die On
We’re a pretty diverse bunch in Pennsylvania. Most of us would likely agree that we have our own opinions, and we’re not afraid to share them. Despite our differences, however, there are some things about which we can probably all agree – like these 11 hills every Pennsylvanian is willing to die on.
1. We always choose a side.
Pennsylvania’s a big state, and that means choosing sides in quite a few ways. Do you call it pop or soda? Cheer on the Eagles or the Steelers? Stop for your coffee and snack at Sheetz or Wawa? It really depends on where in the state you’re from, and we’re okay with that.
2. Just call it PA.
We don’t have anything against Pennsylvania. It’s just that we’ve always called it PA, and we always will.
3. Turnpike tolls are too darn high, and...
As sure as the calendar turns to a new year at the stroke of midnight on January 1, the turnpike tolls go up. Every single year.
4. So is gas.
Gas prices are nuts as it is. Add the fact that Pennsylvanians pay the highest tax on gas in the United States, and who among us wouldn’t complain?
5. We wear shorts all year long.
Forget waiting until the temps reach 50 or 60. We keep our shorts handy all year long, even wearing them outside after a fresh snowfall. Some of us might even slip on our trusty flip-flops, too.
6. We measure distance in time and give directions with landmarks.
We don’t mind if you ask us where something is and how to get there. However, don’t expect us to tell you how to get there in miles or with street names. Expect something like, “drive 20 minutes on the parkway then turn right at the haunted house on the corner.”
7. We put butter on our sandwiches.
Yep, nothing goes better on a cold-cut sandwich than a delightful layer of butter on the bread.
8. We know there are just two seasons, yet…
Winter turns to construction season. While we might not embrace the icy and snowy roads, we don’t like sitting in traffic for hours when winter fades and construction season inevitably arrives.
9. We can still experience all four seasons in a single day.
Even though it might feel like there are just two seasons, we can actually experience all four in a single day. We might wake up and bundle up for the frigid temperatures of a winter day, only to return home in the afternoon to turn on the A/C. That just proves that Pennsylvanians can handle change like pros.
10. We always run to the store when snow is in the forecast.
Okay, well, maybe that’s not exactly 100 percent true. Half of us run to the store to stock up on the essentials – bread, milk, and toilet paper – at the mere mention of snow while the other half of us just roll our eyes and go on with our day.
11. We can dish it out, but we won’t take it.
Pennsylvania’s our home, so we can complain about it as much as we want. We can be downright rude. But if someone who’s not from here does the same? Well, that’s just not acceptable.
Do you agree that these are hills every Pennsylvanian is willing to die on? Let us know in the comments! Our beautiful state lays claim to some pretty unique destinations – like this
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