Advice for urbanites from the good people of Eastern Oregon

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ColtCarbine, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Advice for urbanites from the good people of Eastern Oregon

    Because of misunderstandings that frequently develop when people from the Willamette Valley or, even worse, Californians cross into Eastern Oregon, the folk of rural Oregon have developed the following informational list:

    Be Advised and Forewarned:

    1. That slope-shouldered farm boy did more work before breakfast than you do all week at the gym.

    2. It's called a "gravel road." No matter how slow you drive, you're going to get dust on your Navigator. I have a four wheel drive because I need it. Drive it or get it out of the way.

    3. We all started hunting and fishing when we were seven years old. Yeah, we saw Bambi. We got over it.

    4. Any references to "corn fed" when talking about our women will get you our women.

    5. Go ahead and bring your $600 Orvis Fly Rod. Don't cry to us if a steelhead breaks it off at the handle. We have a name for those little 13-inch trout you fish for...bait.

    6. Pull your pants up. You look like an idiot.

    7. If that cell phone rings while a bunch of mallards are making their final approach, we will shoot it. You might hope you don't have it up to your ear at the time.

    8. That's right. Whiskey is only two bucks. We can buy a fifth for what you paid in the airport for one drink.

    9. No, there's no "Vegetarian Special" on the menu. Order steak. Order it rare. Or, you can order the Chef's Salad and pick off the two pounds of ham and turkey. Yeah, we have sweet tea. It comes in a glass with two packets of sugar and a long spoon.

    10. You bring Coke into my house, it better be brown, wet, and served over ice.

    11. So you have a sixty thousand dollar car. We're real impressed. We have quarter of a million dollar combines that we use two weeks a year.
    2. Let's get this straight. We have one stoplight in town. We stop when it's red. We may even stop when it's yellow.

    13. Our women hunt, fish, and drive trucks - because they want to. So, you're a feminist. Isn't that cute.

    14. Yeah, we eat catfish and sturgeon. You really want sushi and caviar? It's available at the bait shop.

    15. They are pigs. That's what they smell like. Get over it. Don't like it? Interstate 84 goes two ways - we suggest west, folks in Idaho aren't as liberal as we are in rural Oregon.

    16. The "Opener" refers to the first day of deer season. It's a religious holiday. You can get breakfast at the church.

    17. So every person in every pickup waves. It's called being friendly. Understand the concept?

    18. Yeah, we have golf courses. Don't hit in the water hazards. It spooks the fish.

    19. That Highway Patrol Officer that just pulled you over for driving like an idiot...his name is "Sir" matter how old he is.

    Now, enjoy your visit and then go home...ASAP!
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  2. Redneck Rebel

    Redneck Rebel Monkey++

    I was with ya until that sweet tea bit. I tend to take my sweet tea seriously and served in the manner as described would likely get someone smacked around.

    Aside from that Eastern Oregon sure sounds a lot like Dixie.
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  3. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    Ditto X 2. I ain't using that whimpy crap in the little blue, pink, or yellow packet. Actually I prefer sun tea with sugar or honey.
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  4. Rebel46th

    Rebel46th Monkey+

    It DOES sound like down here in Dixie, cept......

    20. Get over that Beemer and Hummer, you ain't impressing anyone. I have a Case IH combine that costs $350,000 and I only drive it twice a year.[respect]
  5. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Truth be known I do not live in Eastern Oregon and live in the area referenced (Willamette Valley) by the author. I thought the members from the other side of the hill would have called me out on it, not that I wouldn't like to live over there though.

    I believe the author was referring to folks drinking sweet tea from a can rather than in a glass. As the author stated sweet tea comes in a glass with sugar added, at least that's how I read it.

  6. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    My bad, I missed that. However, Sweetening tea after having it in the glass with ice has a problem of not dissolving well, so you have near unsweet tea near the top, and gritty over sweet tea in the bottom of the glass. Sugar is best added while tea is warm or hot.;)
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  7. Redneck Rebel

    Redneck Rebel Monkey++

    And it is to be made strong, as it achieves it's proper level of dilution by being poured into a FULL glass of ice. Kills me when people brew it prediluted to drinkable intensity levels with excess water.
  8. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    Thought that Quigley Sharps might have been the author.... No Call-out required... thought it was Great, anyway....
  9. Dogfood

    Dogfood Monkey+++

    Most of it would fit the south we have our own kind of country club. Growing up in the southern states you learn to mind your manners otherwise someone will mind them for you. For those that think people that live outside the big city are dumb or backward show them how smart you are and draw them a map back to the city.
  10. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Yea I'm here in Eastern Oregon , it's all true and then some .
    Colt I wish you lived over here your one of us for sure !

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  11. STANGF150

    STANGF150 Knowledge Seeker

    TEA IN A CAN!!!!!!!!!!! EEEWWW!!!! [yukface]
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  12. Pax Mentis

    Pax Mentis Philosopher King |RIP 11-4-2017

    Looks a lot like #11...
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