Tennessee May 16, 2017
11 Weird Side Effects Everyone Experiences From Growing Up In Tennessee
Tennessee is a quirky little place, and this gorgeous state is made up of some of the neatest people. We decided to talk with some folks that were born and bred in the state, some that have left and others that can’t imagine breaking state lines, to understand just what weird side effects they’ve found themselves exhibiting due to their homeland. Here’s what they said:
11. You have a single uniform in the summer.
Everything light, airy and (hopefully) sweat free. Whether you stay in a place with humidity or move somewhere cooler, you're forever in fear of that heavy heat.
10. And boots go with absolutely everything.
Even those sweet and pretty sundresses.
9. You're forever in awe of a rock formation or a waterfall.
It reminds you of home, and these natural wonders never get old.
8. And you love socializing in the grocery store.
Whether you're chatting with the cashier or someone in line with you, it's always a party when you go to pick up your french bread.
7. You'll forever be a fried chicken snob.
You know the good kind, the bad kind and the OH MY GOSH DID MY MAMA MAKE THIS kind. It's a gift.
6. And you'd rather be nice on the road than rage-y.
Tennesseans are nice to a fault, especially when it comes to taking a right of way or using a yield sign. But hey - there are worse things!
5. You're always prepared for any kind of weather.
The weather here changes so suddenly you have to have sandals and boots and an umbrella in your car. You're now the friend that is forever prepared.
4. You're pretty amazing when it comes to historical trivia.
Tennessee is deeply tied to the history of the US, which means most students get a solid education on
3. Sundays belong to church, and there's such comfort in that.
It's not just the truth of the bible verses or the kindness of your pastor, but the sense of love and community that comes from your home church.
2. You're always up for a hike.
And, it doesn't even matter about the weather. You came from walking the Mississippi and hiking Cummins Falls and taking a dip in Watauga Lake. You've got this.
1. There's nowhere you'd rather call your own.
You're from the greatest state in the union, and it doesn't get better than this.
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