I have lived in Kansas for 11 days now and so I know this list will grow tremendously over the next few months, but here are a few things I have learned these past 11 days about living in Kansas that I did not know before.
1. I don't know how to wear a scarf. I thought you just threw it around your neck, but no, there's a system. Everyone has these great knots and loops and look stylish. I look like I have fabric thrown around my neck.
2. Not only do girls not wear smocked dresses, their mothers don't even know what that is. Seriously.
3. People don't hold open doors for you. And I look like an idiot when I am entering or exiting a store behind someone and I stand there expectantly until the door shuts in my face. Likewise when I hold the door open for the person behind me, they look completely shocked.
4. Chick-fil-A and some restaurant named Ted's are the only places to get legit sweet tea.
5. When loading groceries into your car you have to hold onto your cart or the wind will sweep it down the road. I finally got this after my third trip.
6. Alabama sounds like an exotic locale. And so do Tennessee and Virginia which are the other two states I have lived in for a long period of time. I am therefore "unique." I make up for it though by explaining my brief stints in New York and Montana. Now people can relate.
7. People are sick of "Wizard of Oz" references. Don't attempt at humor by using them.
8. The KC Chiefs will rise again.
I am sure I will learn more as time goes on, but for now, I am taking notes and going from there. And if anyone knows how to tie a scarf properly, please let me know before I go out in public again.
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