5 Things You Learn When You Move To Michigan
If you didn't grow up in Michigan, there are things you learn very quickly after moving here.If you listen to the Morning Mayhem, you know I moved here from Ohio. I've lived in New Jersey as well so, I understand that there are different traditions, cultures and stereotypes in each place. Onlyinyourstate.com came up with a list of 13 but here are things I quickly learned after moving here that makes Michigan so easy to love.
I quickly had to adjust to the confusing (at first) yellow blinking left turn arrows. Their purpose is to make turning less dangerous.
"Very simple - cars turning left that have a yellow signal of any kind do not have the right of way to turn until all incoming traffic is clear." - MDOT
I learned never to ask a Michigander the question, "What is Vernor's?" without complete and utter shock. Now, I say, "Oh yeah! The Original Ginger Soda!" It works as a tasty drink mixer and helps settle an upset stomach, and it really works!
I learned that Michiganders who live in the Upper Peninsula (U.P.) are referred to as "Yoopers"
When I moved to New Jersey, I learned that very few people know how to play. It was heartbreaking. When I moved to Michigan, I learned it is a way of life.
It is totally normal to see people walking/running in shorts after a snow storm.