Texas September 30, 2017
11 Unwritten Rules Every Texan Lives By ‘Til Death
Here in Texas, there are just some things you do and don’t do. From always being prepared for any type of weather to cheering on the local high school football team, here are 11 unwritten rules every Texan lives by until death. See how many you follow and what else you would add to the list!
1. There's fast food...and then there's Whataburger.
Just like we won't touch any ice cream other than Blue Bell, we won't dare go near a Big Mac or Whopper. It's just how we operate here in Texas.
2. Don't ever expect the weather to follow normal, seasonal trends.
You may wake up to a frigid 30 degree temperature and wear a parka, wool socks, and jeans to work, only to find yourself sweating like a dog by lunchtime because it warmed up to about 75.
3. If it can be made into the shape of Texas, it needs to be done.
Waffles, tortilla chips, pillows, and even
...the list goes on.
4. Watch the sunset whenever possible.
There's just something about a Texas sunset that makes everything seem right in the world.
5. If you're going to drink soda, it BETTER be Dr Pepper.
Anything else would be a disgrace to our state.
6. It's not just a Friday night high school football game...it's a way of life.
You've never seen such camaraderie, spirit, or exhilaration until you've sat underneath those lights.
7. There's no better family photo-op than a field of bluebonnets in the spring.
Just pull the car over onto the shoulder - everyone knows and understands exactly what you're doing.
8. We KNOW it isn't real, but we still prefer Tex-Mex over the authentic stuff.
One word: queso. On everything. Need I say more?
9. EVERYTHING is bigger here.
Our mascots, the food, Texas itself...so don't even think about messing with us.
10. If you want to order Coca-Cola at a restaurant (which is totally unacceptable anyway...unless they're all out of Dr Pepper), don't you dare ask for a "coke."
You'll be met with a blank stare and then asked, "what kind?"
11. Always show your manners.
Tip your hat, say "ma'am" and "sir," hold doors for people, and just be a good, hospitable Southerner.
What other rules would you add to this list? Let us know!