I’ve only been here a couple of days and I’m already seeing adjustments I need to make.
Allow plenty of time to get to where I’m going. Just because the road is driveable at 50 mph, doesn’t mean that’s what the speed limit is and people here usually drive under the speed limit.
I seriously need to clean up my language. I don’t believe I’ve heard the word ‘motherfucker’ even once since I’ve been here, even amongst folks my own age and younger.
I don’t care what the sky looks like at dusk, make sure the truck windows are ALL THE WAY UP before I retire in the evening because 15 minutes after I go to bed, it’s gonna rain at least a little bit during the night.
There is that Good Ol’ Boy network between the cops, District Attorney and Judges out here. I’ve been told that by everybody I’ve run into here. Keep my fucking mouth shut or I WILL go to jail.
I have never seen a more polite bunch of folks in my life. Strangers wave at you from their yards as you drive by. Seriously.
And finally, if I need something, just ask. Like I was told by a fella from Tennessee before I left California – people out here will do anything FOR you if you’re in need, but they’ll also do anything TO you if you piss them off.