I Live In the South

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 105 People

    Please spare me the social graces.

    I've lived in Alabama most of my life, and I have to say that the whole Southern charm thing is nothing but a crock of feces. Sure, people will smile, wave, say hello... but it's so obviously fake and that offends me more than if they had just ignored me. I don't know if...
    arnoldisabstract arnoldisabstract
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Oct 3, 2009

    Yes, They Are Real

    Sometimes people who don't live here hear about the Palmetto bug, that mystical giant cockroach that flies. Outsiders don't believe they exist. They do. I have seen them cast shadows on the sidewalk as they flew by, buzzing and bent on serious purpose. I have felt them land...
    cysi cysi
    41-45, F
    1 Response Nov 26, 2011

    Hey

    I'm still not used to everyone saying "hey" to me when I walk down the street. I wasn't born in the south. In NY people minded their own business. You didn't talk to anyone else unless you had to. Here in the south everyone says hey even if you're driving by. I always...
    nicoleal20 nicoleal20
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Sep 4, 2008

    The South Gets Hot

         It gets so hot down here by the delta on the Mississippi that the bugs sweat. You can literally cook to death in the street if you stand still long enough. When you look out the door to see if the mail flag is down you break a sweat, well your head does...
    MississippiLynn MississippiLynn
    41-45, F
    2 Responses May 2, 2008

    Borderline Southern

     Kentucky was divided in the Civil War. I think technically my part may be considered the North. Buuuuut... as I explained to my friend the other day when the question came up, I would definitely classify the local culture and people to be "Southern." ...
    NaomiZero NaomiZero
    26-30, F
    2 Responses May 11, 2009

    The South

                                         i live in the south. been living here since 1979.  i like...
    flourlady111 flourlady111
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jan 7, 2009

    Mississippi! I know we are a state

    that is looked down on greatly because of the prejudice people, and having the highest rate of teen pregnancy and obesity and we are know to discriminate against the LGBT community, BUT there are amazing people here. I love everyone. Doesn't matter to me. So I'm okay with saying...
    2grunge4u 2grunge4u
    16-17, F
    1 Response Nov 16, 2014

    Obviously

    I was just walking through the store and I saw a display of those little license plates for kid's bikes.  I thought maybe I'd see if they had one for the little man.  So I started scrolling down the names looking for his.... Aaron Adam Andrew Alex Bobby Brandon...
    Lilt Lilt
    46-50
    24 Responses May 11, 2009
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