Ways to Piss Off an Alaskan

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  • Ask if we live in igloos

No, we actually build these super cool snow forts. OF COURSE WE DON’T LIVE IN IGLOOS, WE’RE CIVILIZED PEOPLE AND WE HAVE HOUSES!! JUST LIKE THE OTHER STATES.

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My old house

  • Ask us if we have penguins for pets

Okay, seriously?? Who has penguins for pets? That’s just wrong, and most likely very illegal.

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My pet penguin!

  • Ask us if we see the polar bears

No. There aren’t just polar bears roaming around the grocery stores and the schools. Most of us don’t live out in the wild. It’s not Alaskan Bush People.

A bear waving..... HELLO is there any one going into town? ... I just need to a few thing for my family out at sea! It's URGENT.. PLEASE HELP!

Old neighbor, Mr. Polar Bear

  • Talk to us about Texas

    We don’t care. And no you aren’t bigger. Alaska is the biggest state, thanks. Stop being butt hurt over it.

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    Que cute, Texas.

 

Ask us if we’re Canadians

  • Obviously not, guys. We’re Americans. From Alaska. An American state. Of the United States of America.

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P.S. The captions were sarcastic if you couldn’t tell.

-Raine

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Military Brat

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Before I moved to Texas, I lived in New York. No, not New York City. I lived in upstate New York. It’s completely different, trust me.

Living in New York sucked. I lived in a small town where everyone knew everyone. Lots of people were actually related. Needless to say, I felt very out of place.

Then I moved to Texas. Before I moved, my mom kept saying the same thing over and over again. “You’re going to be in for a huge culture shock.” I thought this was really stupid. I’m a military brat, how could I be in for a culture shock?? I’ve been everywhere. Well, all over the United States, at least.

She also told me that I was going to get bullied. When she wasn’t making me think that I was about to move to the worst place ever where I’d never fit in or feel happy, she’d tell me that I’d be fine and I’d make friends easily. I thought, “Wait a minute. How are you going to tell me that I’m going to get bullied one day, and then tell me I’ll be fine the next.”

I ended up dreading coming to Texas.

However, when I got here, it was nothing like I was expecting. Sure, I get bullied. I mean I’m a white kid living in a border city to Mexico. So yes, I get called cracker and gringa and people make fun of me for my skin tone. But that’s not everyone. I made quite a few friends who were good to me.

I didn’t feel culture shock. I felt normal, it was just another experience and I’m used to being thrown into situations where I have to adjust, so I didn’t really have to try to do anything to feel comfortable.

I used to dread leaving New York, but now I realize that it’s the best thing to ever happen to me.

-Raine