15 Ways You Know You’re NOT From Texas

Considering I have only been a resident here in Texas for the last 5-6 months,I figured I could but together a list on how I know I’m not from here….

1. You realize cows, longhorns, and other wild animals, are easily your neighbors, especially when you’re driving on the highway.

2. You don’t understand why their BBQ is supposedly the best. 

3. You have no idea whats so great about a What-A-Burger.

4. You have no clue why “Austin is weird.”

5. Driving an hour to get to anywhere, is …. normal.

6. You don’t understand why it’s called “The Great Nation,” or why some try to convince you they fly the state flag higher than the American flag.

7. You realize “I got here as soon as I can,” is a catch phrase for anyone who wasn’t born in Texas but, has lived in Texas for a majority of their life. 

8. It’s 108 degrees outside, and you are the only one complaining how hot it is. Everyone else is glad summer is here and the “cold” weather has passed. 

9. On sunday morning you see families in their “Sunday best,” which include, cowboy boots, cowboy hats, big belt buckles and if you’re lucky you may even see a family that matches in all that PLUS plaid shirts, always tucked in. 

10. You have no idea what a “Cowboy Cadillac” is

11. The Cowboys are probably the most inconsistent team in the NFL league, but to Texans it’s “America’s Team,” or “God’s Team.”

12. You’ve never heard the word “Tex-Mex,”but it can be found in nearly every restaurant. 

13. You’re the only neighbor who doesn’t know anyone by their first names. 

14. You had no clue Texas Tech and Oklahoma had a huge college football rivalry, and that Texans hate people who come to Texas who are from Oklahoma.  

15. You finally figured out what “Don’t Mess With Texas,” was truly thought up for. 

Related links: In case you wanted to know more about “Real Texans” :]



PS: I just remembered one thing, 9 times out of 10, it’s an armadillo…. never seen so many in my life! 

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Shannon Randol

Sharing life and what's helped me grow through what I've gone through.

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