Posted in Vermont July 30, 2017 by Kristin Grimes 19 Undying Habits That Prove You Can Never Take Vermont Out Of The Vermonter You can take the Vermonter out of Vermont, but you can’t take the Vermont out of the Vermonter. Check out this list of habits that Vermonters can’t seem to shake. 1. Harsh weather isn't anything a Vermonter can't handle. Flickr/Dave Edens No matter the season, they're ready. 2. A Vermonter will always feel a great burst of pride whenever they're asked where they're from. Flickr/Rick Payette Vermont, and PROUD OF IT! Bonus points if you've ever had to explain that Vermont is a State. Insert eye roll here. And speaking of eye rolls.... 3. They will involuntarily roll their eyes when people claim their state has the best foliage. Flickr/Richard Riccardi As if.... 4. They'll look at every stream or trickle as a potential swimming hole. Flickr/Jim Dollar This is how the best holes are discovered. And often kept secret! 5. They can't help but greet strangers. Flickr/Tim Brockley Vermonters are known to give a genuine "hello!" 6. They'll wear shorts in "cold" weather. Flickr/Lisa Moffatt When you've grown up with Vermont winters, "cold" is a relative term. 7. They'll never truly trust the weather reports. Only In Your State/Kristin Grimes They can tell the weather by the clouds, sunset, temperature, knees, and good old fashioned gut feelings. 8. They will always be hard workers. Flickr/Knight725 Plain and simple. 9. If they're in a rural area, they won't lock up. Flickr/Piyushgiri RevagarNever locking anything. Keys are used for opening beer, not locks Keys are used for opening beer, not locks. 10. They'll always see the beauty in abandoned places. Flickr/Nicholas Erwin After all, everything is incredible in its own way. 11. Every once in awhile, they'll mysteriously drop the "t" in words that actually have one. Flickr/Jimmy Cardosi Example: Moun'ain. Enough said. 12. They will alway believe that all food should be farm fresh. Flickr/Bernard Lebleu Yup, they're right! From farms to stands to markets, fresh is best and always available. 13. The word "creemee" will come to mind the second someone mentions going to get ice cream. Flickr/churl han Sure, it's refreshing everywhere, but it just won't be the same... Or as tasty! 14. They’ll get antsy when there are more than three people ahead of them at a stop sign or stop light. Flickr/Tony Fischer Traffic? What's that?! 15. Ditto for at a check out line. Flickr/dotpolka Vermonters are fast, efficient, but still have time to shoot the breeze in a timely fashion. 16. They have incredibly high maple syrup standards. Flickr/Susy Morris Even McDonalds had to conform to use real stuff based on Vermont laws. 17. They have a radar for potholes. Flickr/Fairfax County Roads can get pretty rough, and each season brings its own challenges. Vermonters can adapt in no time. 18. They judge every craft beer that they're offered. Flickr/Fairfax County With more breweries per capita than any other state (not to mention the home brew hobbyists), beer is just something they know and love. 19. They'll always want to check out the local fairs. Flickr/Nicholas ErwinYou’re a sucker for small town fairs From big fairs to small, if there's one going on, a Vermonter will want to go! If you can relate to these undying habits in VT, you’ll surely enjoy these 14 reasons why everyone should marry a Vermonter. OnlyInYourState may earn compensation through affiliate links in this article.