15 Things People From Texas Always Have To Explain To Out Of Towners
We get a lot of tourists here in Texas considering our state’s size and the large number of attractions we have. We also have quite a few traditions and values that these outsiders don’t understand since they didn’t grow up here. Out-of-towners stick out like a sore thumb because they’ll ask dumb questions like, “Can I have unsweet tea?” or use the dreaded phrase, “you guys.” If you’re unfortunate enough to encounter a tourist, you’ll probably have to explain these 15 things to them.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
Have you ever had to explain something to a tourist that’s obvious to us Texans? If so, what?
Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. She attended college in the Houston area and changed her major twice (psychology, computer science, and finally criminal justice) before taking a leap of faith and dropping out to pursue a career in freelance writing.
Today, Katie writes for the Texas and Arizona pages of OnlyInYourState.com and has never been more passionate about a job before. Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on the sofa with a hot cup of coffee, watching a crime TV show or scary movie.
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