Tennessee May 21, 2017
11 Awkward Moments Every Tennessean Has Endured At Least Once
Oh, Tennessee. You’re such a quirky little state, such a fun place to visit. You’re memorable and fun and altogether hysterical, bursting with good food and fun people. We’ve pulled together 11
awkward moments that happen to every Tennessean, at least once in their lifetime. There’s a bit of a funny tax placed on awkward moments on Ol’ Rocky Top – have you paid your dues?
11. When you have no idea how to drive in the snow…ever.
Hey, it's alright. We're lucky enough to live in a state that (rarely) gets bucketloads of snow, so we aren't as prepared as the northerners. Who cares? That's why we live in the SOUTH.
10. That awkward moment you (gasp!) forget a line from Ol' Rocky Top.
Is that a thing to happens…? There are quite a few folks that seem to have been born with the lyrics running through their VEINS. If you forget a line, aw man it's truly awkward.
9. When all your friends want to head to downtown Nashvillle…and you just don't.
Folks grow out of it - sometimes. If you'd rather spend some time by the river in Chattanooga, DO IT. There's nothing like a peaceful evening spent in the beauty of the great outdoors.
8. It's always a weird thing when people don't understand why we're the "Volunteers."
Tennessee has roots that run deep in history, and the term "Volunteers" stems from their involvement in 1812 and the number of men that volunteered during the Battle of New Orleans. The state continues its strong involvement in national politics to this day.
7. The end of an Alabama vs. Tennessee game.
That whole thing is painful…sometimes. We're cringing as we write this. Was this too far, everyone? Maybe? We win sometimes!
6. Or insulting Alabama…in front of an Alabama fan.
It's all in good fun, folks - right?! Right. Although this is sometimes just plain scary and not as awkward as we'd like...
5. Explaining the barbecue is NOT the same as grilling out.
One is invariably more expensive than the other, though both are quite delicious if we do say so ourselves. Quite a few transplants will use the terms interchangeably, and we just can't correct everyone ALL the time. Sometimes we just have to quietly feel good about being right and let it go.
4. When you order tea and it's brought back…unsweetened.
This is just plain wrong. Why would anyone put us in this situation, anyway? Everyone knows that iced tea tastes better with sugar in it, and there's no reason to imbibe any other way.
3. When you have to teach someone how to spell "y'all."
Someone had to teach me this, too. Learning where to put the apostrophe and how to use the word at the right time can be a little too much for out of state folk, but it's good thing no one 'round here is reluctant to explain it.
2. Why does everyone think we ONLY listen to country music?!
Tennessee does have its roots dug deep in the country music soil, yes, however Music City helps artists from every genre record chart toppers every day. Nicole Kidman lives here with her husband, the well-known Keith Urban, and Justin Timberlake even owns a home in his native state. Yep - he's a West Tennessee boy at heart.
1. Attempting to be anywhere else on a Sunday morning.
That would be CHURCH time, so make sure you don't plan a coffee date or an early brunch during the sabbath. It's taken pretty seriously on this end of things, you know.
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