Washington February 18, 2017
11 Things No Self-Respecting Washingtonian Would Ever Do
Whether you were born and raised in the Evergreen State or you came to call it home later in life, if you live here long enough you eventually develop a very Washington way of thinking. What does that mean, exactly? Since we’re a state that embraces individuality, it doesn’t mean much, necessarily, but there are definitely a few things most Washingtonians simply don’t do.
1. Drink bad coffee.
We’re surrounded by amazing coffee, and we know life is too short to drink a bad brew. Many of us also swap cheap beer and wine for the good local stuff by the time we turn 30.
2. Take our scenery for granted.
We know how lucky we are to be surrounded by so much natural beauty.
3. Call it "Pike’s Place" or "Pike Street Market."
It is the Pike Place Market, thank you very much.
4. Allow a little imperfect weather to derail their plans.
If we've got somewhere to be, a little rain or snow isn't going to stop us.
It's true. Should a receipt break free from our grip and be released into the wind, we will chase it for an embarrassingly long time. Washingtonians do not litter.
6. Eat Atlantic salmon.
If you see this on a menu in a Washington restaurant, ask them why they don’t use the fresh flavorful pink salmon that are caught all around us.
7. Stay indoors during summer.
Washington summers are amazing. We don’t believe in wasting them.
8. Pass up a Farmers Market or produce stand.
We grow the best fruits, veggies and herbs, and we know where to get them in-season. Yum.
9. Mispronounce Puyallup, Spokane, Sequim or Tulalip.
We still struggle with Skamokawa and Steilacoom, however. We’re only human.
10. Cheer for the 49ers.
It’s one thing if you’re from San Francisco and you just happen to live here now. But if you were born in raised in Washington, for crying out loud, root for the Hawks, or at least pick a team that isn’t a rival.
11. Avoid sticking up for Washington.
Our state is far from perfect, but it’s a beautiful place to live. When we hear someone insulting Washington, especially someone who has never lived there, we’ll have some things to say about it.
When looking at this list, it’s easy to see why
Washington steals your heart.