Dumb Oklahoma Laws
What had to occur to cause someone to pass a law like the one about the fish on a public bus? Well, that's probably easy to figure out. But the tissues in the back of the car? Excuse me? I'm in big trouble. And whaling - why else would I have moved to Tulsa, if not to hunt whales? Here are some more, specific to certain towns:
I am in so much trouble right now, just thinking about all the soda bottles I've opened since I've lived here. Maybe I should call my sister every time I want to drink a Coke? And don't EVEN get me started on not being able to take my elephant downtown! What a headache THAT has been.
Another site has the ever-popular "You know you're in Oklahoma if ..." statements, such as these:
- Someone you know has used a football schedule to plan their wedding date.
Oh. My. Gosh. When we first moved here, my Hunny, who works for a local university (one that does NOT have a football team), was shocked to see the administration pull out the football schedule to aid in planning the fall semester. These people take their football very seriously. Very. Very. Seriously. Another shock was hearing the faculty and staff discuss the merits of doing away with Wednesday night classes, since most churches have Wednesday night classes. Huh? Cancel classes? It's a bizarre world here, folks.
Here are two more:
- You think that people who complain about the wind in other states are sissies.
- A bad traffic jam involves two cars staring each other down at a four-way stop, each determined to be the most polite and let the other go first.As to the first one - ayup. You ain't seen wind till you've been to Oklahoma. And for all you smart asses out there who want to tell me you can't see wind - you ain't been to Oklahoma. Seriously, people.
The second? One of the most hilarious things about this state. Let's say I'm on a two lane highway, waiting to turn left. There's a car about to turn right into the same store or subdivision I'm turning into. Rather than just turn, it stops and let's me turn before it does. You know, so all those people waiting behind me can go. I LOVE Oklahoma! Polite drivers are HAWT!
Hope you at least got a chuckle out of today's FBM. I know local's not always funny when you don't live here. But a tip? It probably isn't a good idea to wear your boots to bed, legal or not.
Until I write again ...