Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Things I Have Learned From Living in Louisiana #3

-Fried Chicken is everywhere. There are 7 fried chicken restaurants on one corner right by our house.

-There is a very specific way that southern women say "Bye". Can't even explain it, but I know it when I hear it.

-When you have a baby, expect everyone who even remotely knows you to show up at the hospital and see the new baby. Where I am from, most people won't come to the hospital unless they are specifically invited.

-Everybody is always fixin' to do something. Fixin' to leave, fixin' to get coffee, fixin' to eat, etc.

-Most people don't leave the house without getting fully dressed and putting on makeup. You can't go to target in sweatpants and a sweatshirt without feeling out of place.

-Louisiana doesn't have counties, they have parishes.

-When you buy a car and get it financed it is called a car note. Not a car loan.

-Duck Dynasty is filmed about a mile from our apartment. A lot of people that are from here went to school with them or know them in some form.

-Most of the men around here drive trucks and most sports cars are driven by women.

-A shopping cart is called a buggy.

-Richard is really bothered by the fact that they have no micro breweries in the area.

-At times, people will stop at the end of the on ramp for getting on the interstate. Beware.

-Southern hospitality is a real thing. Everyone welcomes you into their family and invites you to family functions, even when you barely know them. This is what I will miss most, the people.

Update: Read part #1 and part #2.

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