Dallas - Fort Worth December 03, 2017
10 Reasons Why People From Dallas – Fort Worth Are Unbelievably Tough
Texans, in general are tough, but folks in Dallas – Fort Worth are especially resilient to challenges… we prefer to think of them as opportunities. Maybe it’s our bright outlook on life, or perhaps our appreciation that living here is a privilege, but here are 10 reasons why we have the right stuff!
1. It REALLY does get hot enough here to fry an egg on the sidewalk.
Our summers start early, end late, and temperatures get over 100 degrees frequently. Texas summers are not for the weak, that's for sure.
2. There are lots of scary creatures who also call Texas home.
Rattlesnakes are found throughout the state. However, instead of being scared, we have rattlesnake roundups and festivals around North Texas!
Scorpions are no myth; be sure to check your shoes before putting them on if you left them outdoors!
Texas mosquitoes are big and far too plentiful. Most cities in the Metroplex even have spraying programs to help locals out.
3. We have truly terrifying weather.
Our tornados are big and bad.
And can wreak havoc on our communities. Damage to this Dallas home is just one example of the devastation they leave along tornado alley.
We have magnificent lightning storms, but the strikes can be deadly.
Our storms can even produce baseball and even softball-sized hail. North Texans endure hail hits on their cars and roofs.
4. We don't serve up bland food.
Jalapeños are our preferred spice of life, and we serve them in all sorts of dishes. Jalapeño margaritas, anyone?
5. Traffic congestion is terrible during commutes, whether in Fort Worth...
...or Dallas. It's just a way of life around here.
The high-five interchange in Dallas is always busy, day or night.
6. Construction is everywhere.
The Metroplex is a booming area, and its growth takes its tolls on drivers who regularly face construction delays and detours. It's the price of progress in an area where everyone wants to live.
7. We love extreme sports.
We love risk-taking activities that are thrilling to watch and often dangerous for the participants.
8. We're not afraid to stand out in the crowd.
Many North Texans may love their pickup trucks, but for some, they take it to new levels.
9. Even the local cattle around here are tough.
Our Longhorns are our pride and joy. They have to hold their heads high touting those horns around!
10. We have to endure jokes and taunts about what it's like to be a North Texan.
People still think we live and act like the characters from the long-running TV Show
Or still dress like these cowboys from the 1920s. That's okay though; we're Teflon-tough and know we have a reputation to uphold! After all, we have some mighty big boots to fill from our past... at least figuratively speaking!
We are proud of our history, but even prouder of the area we live. These are just a few reasons why North Texans are tough, but this list is by no means complete. What other things would you add that characterize true Dallasites and Fort Worthians?