12 Things People Say When They Hear You’re From New Hampshire
It's always interesting to hear what newcomers and out-of-staters think about New Hampshire. Sometimes, their observations are obvious. For instance, a lifelong Floridian will be shocked by our cold temperatures and fairly short summers. Then there are the less "in-your-face" things, like how we don't legally have to wear seatbelts and don't have a sales tax.
In the past, we've talked about everything from things that shocked people after moving to New Hampshire to the unwritten rules of New Hampshire, and even things you'll only understand if you live in New Hampshire. These conversations made it clear there are so many things only us locals can truly understand and relate to, and these experiences help bring us together in often humorous ways.
But when someone hears that you're from New Hampshire, what are the first words that come out of their mouth? This writer has seen several TikTok videos where a person is discussing New Hampshire, and someone comments something to the effect of "wait...people actually live in New Hampshire?" Believe it or not, they do.
What are some other things people say when they find out you're from New Hampshire? Here's what locals think. How many of these questions and comments have you heard before?