This was something I put out a while back, and I decided because it still rings pretty true especially during the winter and holiday season, that it was worth putting out there again.
For some reason, Minnesotans are unique in a special way. We have different favorite foods than anybody else, we supposedly talk differently from other Midwesterners, we dress differently. Here is a list of things from Odyssey that apparently are true if you are a Minnesota native.
Mom says she's making tater tot hot dish and you get super excited.
Someone was rude to you at the store, but you come up with reasons why you should not get mad at them.
"If you don't have anything nice to say, then don't say anything at all."
"Please grab me a pop."
You get very excited heading up north to the cabin for a weekend.
We are not ashamed of our "Purple Pride," even when the team is not doing well.
Wind chill factor of -45 and school canceled? Nah.
MOA? I'd rather shop where there are fewer tourists.
You start saying goodbye an hour before you have to be out the door during the holidays.
Summer is called "Construction Season." Better add 45 minutes to the commute.
You know that Minnesota has way more than 10,000 lakes: 11,842 to be exact.
You have a special hatred for mosquitos.
You wear shorts when it is 40 degrees or warmer.
How far is it? "67 miles." No, I mean how long does it take to get there?
When you were a kid, you made it a priority to go to the bathroom before you put all your snow gear on.
This is a bonus one: Most of your friends' last names end in -son
Ya sure you betcha there. Until next time, John Anderson wishing you a good day.