If you’ve grown up in the Midwest you know that there are just certain truths that come with it. We combed the internet and asked our listeners to for anything and everything, that can only be explained as #MidwestCulture!
Here are a few of our favorites:
Screaming in joy as the temperature gradually rises to 30 in December. Meanwhile Southern states are crying as the temperatures dip below 80*
Midwest culture is saying “it feels so nice out” when the temperature is in the mid 30’s
— bailz (@bailzflower) January 21, 2018
Being passive aggressive.
For example: Getting really mad at someone, but when the chance for confrontation happens, we back down with, “Oh yeah, it’s ok.”
NEVER take that last piece of cake, pie or anything else! Instead cut it into a million tiny little pieces just to avoid taking the LAST piece.
SUB SECTION: Throwing your plate away upside down.
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_clark) November 22, 2018
Recognizing your friend in an oncoming vehicle and giving them the little steering wheel wave. Trust me, other places don’t do that.
Tater tot hotdish, enough said.
SUB SECTION: Having a potluck dinner with 8 different hot dishes. #MidwestCulture
Whining about the freezing cold for 5 months out of the year, and still staying.
Smiling and saying hi to everybody even if you don’t know them, and thinking it’s rude if they don’t respond.
Strangers holding the doors for each other … maybe too long.
Midwest culture is beating yourself up for the rest of the day because you let a door shut on a stranger
— Jackson Lewis 🏳️🌈 (@Jacksonlewis97) November 27, 2018
The “Minnesota Nice” driver on the freeway. It’s a ZIPPER merge for a reason!!!
Miles vs. Hours
Non Midwesterners: How many miles is that?
Midwesterners: Uhhhhhh ’bout an hour?#Midwest
— Yuletide Yote! (@SilverYote) November 21, 2018
A Church potluck with potato salad, coleslaw, and a table full of bars #midwestculture
It’s “Duck Duck Grey Duck!” Duh. If you call it, “Duck Duck Goose,” you’re clearly not from here.
A Midwest Goodbye.
Midwest goodbyes are 45 minutes of continued conversation while your hand is on the doorknob in the tiny entrance area and hugs and kisses have already been given.
— Sally Keckeisen (@sallykeckeisen) December 28, 2017