When People Find Out You’re From Maine, The First Question Is?
All of us who live here have had the experience of being introduced to someone, and at some point during the small talk, when they find out where you are from, there always seems to be a comment or question.
We took to our Facebook page and asked listeners to give their responses, and we got some pretty great answers! Also, some of them are hilarious.
“Oh yeah, that’s in Canada, right?”
Have you ever seen a Moose? OR, do you have electricity?
Stacy M Guay
I had someone ask if we had running water and electricity.
At a Boston hospital my mom was asked, "Maine isn't that where people eat roadkill?" (in a snooty way) ... Umm no, we grocery shop and go to restaurants like everyone else...
I've been asked if we had electricity and indoor plumbing
Where is the best place to buy lobster? Or what is up with the red hot dogs?
its either "you must be having lobster all the time" or " do you know where Stephen King lives?"
Darcy J Dow
I moved to NY in 88 and I still have to explain what a door yard and a side board are.
They ask about the cold & are surprised to find out our summers are warm.
2 questions usually pop up. 1. Maine, that's a part of Canada rite? 2. How can you stand the winters?
where is that is what I heard in Ft. Lauderdale
Where is Maine?
Seriously. I’ve had people ask this.
Is that in the middle of the country?
My brother moved to Florida about 25 years ago and I don’t know if they teach history down there but I’ve encountered a few people down in Florida while visiting and I’ve heard:
1) what country is that in
2) do you still use outhouses …
It’s always either, “Isn’t that Canada?” Or “ You ever meet Stephen King?”
You have bears up there, right? Isn't that scary?
Where is Maine? Is that a state or country?
Barbara Rae Bowden Braley
Years ago when we lived overseas, I was asked “Maine? Where’s that”?
When I lived in Texas for a few years people would ask me, where is Maine? I’d say it’s just above the panhandle.
When I shared that I was from Maine, the person excitedly jumped up and down and exclaimed, “You are from the country of Maine, by Germany, and you don’t have a German accent?! How do you not have an accent?”…
"Oh wow. Have you ever heard of Bar Harbor?" or "I knew someone who had a cousin whose friend was from Maine their name was xyz do you know them?"
Janet S Robbins
When I was in Utah someone asked me “so where do you paahk your caaah”
How much snow do you get? How cold does it get?
I live in Nevada now and people always ask if I have met Stephen King. I worked at the Bangor YMCA while he was active on the board of directors and have met him several times.
Must be cold up there.
"You are from Maine? Do you know so and so?? " I don't know if people realize how big maine is
Amanda Danielle Seekins
Electricity and if all Maine women had beards also was like wow you have all your teeth from someone not from Maine
They made fun of my use of the word, "wicked"
Oh I’ve been to Kittery or Bar Harbor. Geez
I’ve been asked multiple times if it’s an island
"I think I heard of that place" as if we're like a myth
“Didn’t know maine girls were attractive.” And “are those your real teeth?”
I got asked what state Maine was in and if we still lived in igloos
They wanted to know if Maine was in Canada
Why I talk so strange, some people love it others kind of laugh.
“Does the interstate turn into a dirt road up north?”
Oh I know where that is, Canada- right
“Do you live in little cabins”
You live with cows? Seriously
“I knew you were from Maine the second you said wicked”
Is that a state? Where is Maine? Isn’t that part of Canada?
How the hell do you live there!? Haha
Is that in Canada?
Kathy Lothrop Crise
Do you eat lobster for Thanksgiving?
"Maine oh yeah, I heard everyone in Maine is related" or "is that part of Canada?"
I knew someone from bang er maine
Dusty A. Van Alstyne-Ireland
That's a State?
Do you have an outhouse?
Is that part of Canada?
Isn't everyone like swingers there? Lol
Why do you talk funny
"oh you're from Maine?! Do you know _______?"
I was always asked "what do you even do in Maine?"
I'm not from Maine but I do have a question, how's your Lobster because I tell you Nova Scotia Canada lobster is way better!
Deborah Allen Tucker
Do you like apple cider?
"and you came HERE for cheaper rent?"