I wrote this a couple years and it still rings true. Happy Thanksgiving, Internets! (with an s, because lots of things in the south have an additional "s". Like "The Walmarts.")
Top Ten Ways I Will Have Culture Shock In Tennessee Over Thanksgiving
10. Dinner does not cost as much as a car payment
9. People at cash registers are actually nice to me
8. People have houses. With yards. And driveways.
7. Everyone roots for the same sports teams
6. Everyone has the same accent
5. My social plans will not be altered by protests, motorcades, or security threats
4. There are parking lots. With multiple spaces. For free. And I can park my car in any of them. At any time of the day.
3. People will not honk at me if I hesitate at a green light (ha! Like I ever do that, but still…)
2. I will at no point during the week be wearing a suit or ID badge
1. Big. Trucks.