11 Extremely Weird Things Only People From Hawaii Do
Every state is unique. We all have weird characteristics and habits that people from other states don’t necessarily understand, and Hawaii is no different – here are 11 things people from the Hawaiian Islands do that might make other states tilt there head and ask, “why?”
We can’t simply just go to the closest beach, because we’re never very far from any particular beach. We will also spend a great deal of time checking current surf conditions at any beach we are actually considering.
Oh it might rain today? Yeah, that’s every day, but it will only rain for ten minutes, and then become perfectly sunny again.
They will also freak out when I tell them about how I used to live in Minnesota, where the temperature would be below zero for most of the winter.
We prefer shave ice over ice cream, and malasadas over traditional doughnuts. And you can’t forget about the ice cream mochi… Mhmm, Bubbie’s.
We also have alternative names for many roads, and we give directions based on landmarks rather than addresses. I remember driving to a hike once and the Yelp reviews told us to “turn right, and park on the side of the road next to the 11th light pole.” Sure enough, there was the entrance to the hike.
I’ll admit that I was a little hesitant the first time my co-worker brought me a loco moco for lunch, but the moment I tried it, I was hooked. It’s too indulgent to eat too often, but it is absolutely amazing.
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8) Many people from Hawaii are excited about Nov. 1 for one reason: Daylight Savings Time, which means that we are only two hours behind the west coast, rather than three!
Anyone who has family on the mainland, or who does business with those on the mainland, or even those who love television and sports, is pretty excited. We know it’s silly, but the less time difference, the better – am I right?
Because Honolulu has the worst traffic in the country, second only to Los Angeles.
Because my GPS tells me that it is only 20 miles to my favorite beach, but that it will take 55 minutes to get there.
Sometimes, you need to recharge by binge watching Netflix all day, but that can be hard when you feel guilty for not enjoying the weather and taking advantage of Hawaii’s beautiful landscape.