We Brake For Geese! 27 Things Only People In The Triangle Cities Can Truly Understand
In the heart of North Carolina, you'll find The Triangle. No, not the Bermuda Triangle: Instead of disappearing, this is the place where everything and everyone can be found. The Triangle is made up of the cities of Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and Durham, the towns of Carborro and Cary, as well as surrounding towns such as Morrisville, Apex, and Holly Springs. But the landmarks that truly define The Triangle are its universities: NC State, Duke, and UNC.
Having three large universities within 40 minutes of one another definitely leads to tension and rivalries amongst the natives. But while residents of The Triangle might disagree on college-sports allegiances, there are many more things that we all have in common.
For instance, we all either know someone who works for a major tech company, thanks to the 190 companies in RTP alone. We know it's spring when the air smells like fish (thanks, Bradford Pears). We're always craving Bojangles, Cook-Out, or Chick-Fil-A (or all three at once). And we love to shop. Between all the malls, centers, plazas, and villages, retail therapy is always an option.
Whether you grew up in The Triangle, or live there now, you know what I'm talking about. Here are 27 more things only we can truly understand.
YOU KNOW Never TO TRUST THE WEATHER
If it's 60 degrees today, it'll be 90 degrees five days from now. It doesn't matter what month it is.
and YOU KNOW WHAT SNOW IN THE FORECAST MEANS...
Everything will be closed. And you'd better be the first person at the grocery store.
BUT GOD FORBID THERE'S ACTUAL SNOW
There will be general chaos and confusion. It will look like a mini apocalypse.
at least you know when it's spring
Thanks, Bradford Pears.
you HAVE MIXED OPINIONS ABOUT BEING CONSIDERED SOUTHERN...
and PEOPLE EXPECTing you TO HAVE A SOUTHERN ACCENT
When the southern accent swept NC, it missed The Triangle.
though you do still say "y'all"
YOU KNOW that THE TERM "MARCH MADNESS" IS LITERAL
Between UNC, Duke, and NC State, The Triangle basically shuts down.
AND YOU DEFINITELY HAVE A SIDE
Always a #GDTBATH #GTHD
but REGARDLESS OF your BBALL AFFILIATION, you do LOVE THE HURRICANES
AND THE DURHAM BULLS
YOU'VE HAD BBQ AT PEAK CITY PIGFEST
And enjoyed the various pig-related activities.
AND PREFER YOUR BBQ EASTERN STYLE
'Round these parts we like our BBQ heavy on the vinegar.
YOU'LL TAKE A BEER WITH YOUR BBQ, OR, YOU KNOW, WHENEVER
Of the states in the southeast, North Carolina has the most craft breweries. Of the regions in North Carolina, The Triangle has the most, with over a quarter of the state total.
BUT YOU'RE NOT SURE IF YOU LOVE BOYLAN BRIDGE BREWPUB FOR THE BREW — OR THE VIEW
It's probably the view...
YOU FEEL a special LOYALty TO BURT'S BEES
YOU STILL LOVE VISITING our MANY MUSEUMS
History, art, science, sports... we got 'em all. Multiple times.
EVEN THOUGH if you went to school here YOU HAD TO VISIT THEM ON CLASS FIELD TRIPS ALL. THE. TIME.
Natural Sciences, FTW.
YOU GO TO THE STATE FAIR EVERY YEAR
It's, like, right there.
where YOU HAVE A FAVORITE DEEP-FRIED TREAT
Deep-fried Reese's. Nom.
YOU love that it's as easy to take a TRIP TO THE BEACH...
It's only two hours away.
...as it is A DAY TRIP TO THE MOUNTAINS
Sometimes it's nice to be in the middle.
you know someone who works in tech
Or you work in tech yourself.
you know that we ALL GET A LITTLE NUTTY AROUND NEW YEAR'S
Watching the acorn drop in Raleigh.
but maybe it's because we live in the best part of the country
The Triangle has been ranked as the fastest-growing metropolitan area and the top area where America is relocating.
LET'S FACE IT, EVEN THE CANADA GEESE won't leave
Seriously, they won't migrate.
and really, can you blame them?
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