There's something truly special about being from the Midwest.
But a lot of people don't really "get it." That's 'cause they're not from there.
Without further ado...Whoops. That was supposed to say "the Midwest." Oh well. In the winter, it basically is the Himalayas. Anyway, here are some pictures that only true Midwesterners will understand:
First of all, there's a dress code.
via: RedditDo you have to have a piece of clothing with a wild animal on it in order to live in the Midwest? No. But it certainly doesn't hurt.
Remember taco nights?
via: RedditAs a Michigander, I personally feel a little attacked by this one and did not realize my favorite childhood dinner was something of a sham. What do non-Midwesterners do for taco night?!
And before you go thinking Midwesterners like spicy foods...
via: RedditThe picture above is the Midwestern version of Hot Ones. And honestly, I'm a bit surprised to see the Sriracha on the end there. It might be a bit too much for many Midwesterners.
If you've never had Puppy Chow, you are missing out, my friend.
via: ImgurAnd no, I'm not talking about dog food. I'm talking about the peanut-buttery, powdered-sugary ambrosia snack that is Puppy Chow (or Muddy Buddies). And speaking of Midwestern snacks...
Cheese curds are king.
via: ImgurWhether you enjoy them fried (shout out to Culver's!) or cold and squeaky, a Midwesterner is never too far from cheese curds and their deliciously salty flavor.
And don't forget the Ranch!
via: TwitterIf you're not from the Midwest, you probably wonder what sorts of foods Midwesterners put Ranch dressing on. If you are from the Midwest, you're probably wondering whether any food in existence wouldn't be improved with this creamy white nectar.
Get ready to hear a chorus of "Ope"s!
via: TwitterWhat does "ope" mean, you ask? It's kind of a combination of "oh!" and "oops!" If you truly want to up the Midwestern charm, you should follow up with "Can I just sneak by you there?"
You think traffic is bad where you are?
via: ImgurYou've clearly never been stuck behind a tractor going 15 mph on a 55 mph highway. It's torture.
We can't talk about the Midwest without mentioning the weather.
via: ImgurThis side-by-side image of the same place only two days apart is a pretty good representation of what it's like to live in the Midwest. We have a saying there: If you don't like the weather, just wait 10 minutes. And just when you think winter is over...
It's time for second winter.
via: ImgurThat's the winter that takes place a couple days after you've mistakenly packed away all of your winter clothes and finally started to feel hope for the first time in months.
But instead of enjoying the warm weather, you're stuck doing this:
via: ImgurEvery Midwesterner has made this exact same pose at some point in their lives. It's as universal as kicking the slush off the bottom of your car.
Did you know that we have to shovel our roofs, too?Otherwise, the snow could damage the roof, causing it to leak or even collapse. If you're lucky, it goes as smoothly as it did for this guy.
Once the snow is finally gone, it's time for Corn Hole!It's not just a game. It's a way of life. (OK, it's also just a game.)
via: RedditForget about it. We skip right to summer in these parts. Although spring sounds like it'd be nice, there's a plus side to skipping it entirely...
No spring cleaning!
via: RedditSo that's why my house is always such a mess. (That's the reason I'm going to use, anyway.)
Other parts of the country don't know about Meijer.Or about Sandy, the horse you can ride for just a penny! The other regions of the country sure are missing out!
We're polite...sometimes to a fault.
via: TwitterQ: How do you define eternity? A: Four Midwesterners at a 4-way stop.
That fizzy stuff?
via: TwitterIt's called pop. Not soda.
We have a unique sense of humor.
via: RedditMidwesterners deal with a lot of roadkill. Luckily, we can handle it with some humor.
Midwest goodbyes are 45 minutes of continued conversation while your hand is on the doorknob in the tiny entrance a… https://t.co/yf2KFz9Ayd— Sally Keckeisen (@Sally Keckeisen)1514470902.0
Midwest culture is hearing the tornado sirens going off, checking the news station, and still not going into a base… https://t.co/NiKkUKG1uh— crash bandicoot soundtrack leftover (@crash bandicoot soundtrack leftover)1530038000.0
Midwest culture is saying “it feels so nice out” when the temperature is in the mid 30’s— bailz (@bailz)1516545309.0
It's a tricky maneuver.
midwest culture is putting your paper plate upside down in the trash so you don’t offend whoever made the stuff you didn’t eat— devin (@devin)1542913475.0
A midwest recipe.
Midwest culture is mixing cream cheese + 1 other thing and calling it cheesecake or dip depending on the sugar content of the other thing— Lana Del Gay 🏳️🌈👻✨ (@Lana Del Gay 🏳️🌈👻✨)1543328586.0
It does your body good.
Midwest culture is a big glass of white milk with dinner every night.— Alyssa (@Alyssa)1543277876.0
I personally hate milk, but it was always a beverage option at the dinner table. It didn’t matter what we were eating. Spaghetti. Roast beef. Tuna casserole. Milk was always there.
My dad drinks his with ice cubes!
"Watch for deer!"
My mom just stood on the porch and yelled “watch for deer” to our leaving guests, and if that isn’t the most midwes… https://t.co/KJy0yl6DVI— Mikayla Maria🍕 (@Mikayla Maria🍕)1542683543.0
That's quite the range!
We're all winners.
This is a corn pit:
This is what happens when you go outside with wet hair in the winter:
Open house season!