Are You a Real West Texan? Take the Quiz and Find Out
Especially when the oil boom hit, there was a lot of water cooler talk about who was a West Texan and who was an “out-of-towner”. So how do you earn the title of being a West Texan?
We decided to have some fun with this and came up with an unofficial list of requirements:
- You’ve survived a West Texas Summer. One where the temperature got over 100 degrees.
- You felt like you won the Daytona 500 or thanked God that you survived driving Highway 191, I-20, Loop 250 or Loop 338.
- You know which streets will suddenly become rivers whenever it rains. (Wadley, Dixie, etc.)
- You’ve ever taken an evening shower to realize that you have two inches of dirt caked to your skin and clothes.
- You’ve ever had a run-in with a rattlesnake.
- You or someone in your family/friends have a truck that is tricked out more than a luxury car.
- Whether you like them or hate them, you pay attention to how the Dallas Cowboys are doing every season.
- You’ll talk about wanting summer during the winter and you’ll want winter during the summer.
- You’re purposefully seek out trees in the parking lot because you know shade is more valuable than parking close to the store.
- You know there will be days where you’ll wear a hoodie in the morning, but then turn on the AC in the afternoon.
- Whether it’s Rosas or Taco Villa or a mom and pop shop, you have a favorite Mexican food restaurant and will pledge your allegiance to it with everything you have.
- You’ve driven more than four hours to shop or go to a concert because you realize Texas is a MASSIVE state and all trips are measured in hours.
- You can properly pronounce Pecos, Pyote, Iraan and Lamesa.
- You’ve rescheduled a family event or vacation using a football schedule.
- You’ve been asked or you’ve asked someone if they want a coke to drink and then asked them what kind. Dr. Pepper? Coke? Sprite?
- You’ve gone to the mecca of overnight food.. Whataburger in the middle of the night because they were the only ones open.
- You think that high school football should and deserves to be played in NFL size stadiums
- You or your kids had a mum for prom that was the size of Texas.
- You don’t say, “you all”, “Yous guys” or you, you say, “y’all!”
- Your family has someone that could almost disown you if you went to a college other than the one “the family” goes to.
0-5 - Welcome to West Texas for the first time!
6-10 – Good to see you again. Hope you’re getting acquainted with the 4-3-2.
11-15 – You’ve lived here for a while and some people may think you’re a native.
16-20 – You are an official West Texan and people think you were born and raised here (even if you weren’t).