Sunday, October 2, 2011

On Cowboys and Ten Gallon Hats

The other day, I was working the dreaded day job (shudder), and came across something that hits me every now and then.

I work as a pharmacy technician when I'm not crafting tales of horror and intrigue, and certain medicines are prone to being pronounced in different ways. Take this one: Pravastatin. I pronounce it with short a's, whereas the folks I work with say it with long a's. So when I asked someone if we had more in stock, she had no idea what I was talking about.

Normally, I would blow this off as a fluke. But recently my family and I moved from Texas to the north. Up here, I've noticed that people don't do things the way we do in the south. My husband doesn't see this so much as I do; he wasn't raised in the south. I'll give you a few examples.

When I say y'all, I get odd looks.

When people ask me for directions and I tell them it takes about fifteen minutes to get there instead of how many miles the distance is, they look lost.

When I ask for Coke in a restaurant, I get ... Coke. That's just not right, y'all.

Oh, and my favorite. "You lived in Texas? Did you own..." *snort* "Any ten gallon hats?" *derisive laughter*

No, I don't own any ten gallon hats. Nor have I ever. Not that I have anything against a ten gallon or two.

With this picture, I leave you. Happy Sunday, and I hope to hear from you! I can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, by email, website, and on my blog.


mnjcarter said...

They y'all thing is pretty funny. I know two women who use to live in the south and moved up here,(MN), years ago. They both still say y'all. Funny thing is, I'm so used to it, I barely notice anymore, but do give them some crap when they do:)

Lindsay K. said...

No one notices when I say dethaw instead of defrost, but god forbid I say y'all. lol, thanks for reading!

Jen B. said...

People are so funny! Thanks for the photo!

June M. said...

It's amazing the differences that you see in different areas or with people who were raised differently. Fore example when I think of "tea" I think of sweet, iced tea whereas others would think of hot tea in a cup.
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daydrmzzz said...

I'm get all messed up from hubby he is from NZ and they talk funny lol. But I do love a man in a good hat thanks ;)