19 Things No One Tells You About Leaving The Midwest

Nothing will ever compare to Steak 'n Shake.

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1. People will be very confused when you refer to it as "pop" and not soda.

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SMDH.

3. You will have to be the force that enlightens everyone about the glory of Steak 'n' Shake.

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Repeat after me: side. by. side. milkshakes.

4. And you won't be able to find Maid-Rite anywhere.

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Life can be so unfair.

7. When it snows, you will probably be the only person who does not lose their mind.

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"There's 1/2 an inch, should we shut down the city?!?!?" — everyone else

8. You might try to bring up the beauty that is Portillo's only for people to think you're saying "potatoes" wrong.

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10. You'll try to plan a day on the lake only to realize that the closest one is hours away.

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11. You might search the rest of your life to try and find something that satisfies you the way Culver's does.

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13. People won't know what corn hole is and definitely will not want to play with you.

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"You just...throw bags around...?"

YOU DON'T GET IT.

14. You'll make puppy chow and someone will try to feed it to a dog.

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You are a MONSTER.

17. You'll look at your arms and legs during the summer and realize how bare they look without mosquito bites.

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19. And you'll realize that no matter how far you go, the Midwest will always be home.

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