The Top 5 Things You Should Never Say Out Loud To A Montanan.
Most Montanans are proud folks who love their home state and their way of life. So, when folks come here and criticize or make suggestions, Montanans don't take too kindly to such things.
I bring this up because as more and more folks are coming to Montana whether it be for a vacation or to live, there are certain things that non-Montanans need to know and definitely certain things they need to avoid saying.
So without further ado, here are the Top 5 Things You Should Never Say Out Loud To A Montanan.
Do you Know What You All Need Here...
Many Montanans aren't big fans of progress and like things just the way they are, so one of the worst things you can do is to suggest something you believe the state is lacking. Oh and as an added bonus if it's a box store, a majority of Montanans will dislike you even more. Buying local is a big deal in Montana.
Back home, we would always...
The less you talk about "back home" the better it will be for everyone. Listen, it's understandable most of us have fond memories of where we came from, however, most Montanans don't care to hear about it. You're in Montana now, so act like it.
Why Don't You All Do Something About The...
Lots of folks that move to Montana aren't prepared for the Montana way of life. This could lead to complaints and questions about why things are the way they are, or even worse, suggesting how to fix something that you might see as a problem, but locals don't.
Complain About The Prices
Montanans are aware of the high cost of living many locals struggle to make ends meet, so when someone from out of state moves here and instantly starts complaining about how expensive everything is, that doesn't always go over so well with the folks that were born and raised here. Especially since the "Montana Migration" is a huge factor in why prices are so high.
The "C" Word
There area lot of things that you can say to offend a Montanan, but using the "C" word is one of the quickest ways to do so. Of course, by the "C" word, we're referring to California. Whether true or not, many Montanans feel like Californians have ruined the state, so don't be surprised by a look of disgust or two when you bring up the Golden State.
The truth is, it will take some time for you to get used to the Montana way of life, however, the quicker you do it, the better it's going to be for everyone involved.