Eight Reasons Why Ladies Love Country Boys

Eight Reasons Why Ladies Love Country Boys

Just some good ole' boys that ladies just can't avoid.
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Everyone has heard the Trace Adkins song, "Ladies Love Country Boys," and while singing along to the very catchy tune has realized that this statement was completely true. Ladies really do love country boys and here's the top eight reasons why.

1. Manners

From the moment a girl meets a country boy, he is the "perfect" gentleman. He wants to make a good first impression with his new special lady's family so not only will he walk up to the door when he picks her up for the first date but also will shake the hand of her father while promising to have her back by "ten, I mean nine-thirty." (He might also gain a few brownie points when he calls her dad "sir" and has a firm handshake). But the impeccable manners a country boy possesses do not end there, he will proceed to open the door for her and later give her his jacket when it gets a little chilly out.

2. Family-Oriented

A country boy knows how to be independent but he also knows the importance of family. Mama raised that boy to be loving while Dad taught his son to be tough as nails and how to work hard. He has learned a lot from both parents and, ultimately, wants a life similar to the one his parent's share. Therefore, a country boy knows how to treat a lady right and care for both her and himself. He realizes that life will always require hard work but thanks to what Dad taught him, he can handle it.

3. Love Country Music and All Things Country

A country boy's earliest memories are riding around in the truck with Dad listening to George Strait, Keith Whitley, or Randy Travis sing on country radio. This is what he grew up with and all he's ever known. As a result, he loves to do each country thing the songs tell about from "...hunting, fishing, and lovin' every day..."

4. Trucks

A country boy's truck is simply something that one doesn't mess with or make fun of. However, it is perfectly acceptable to admire it and occasionally get jealous when he spends more time and money on the truck than the girl in his life which causes the truck to become the "other women." But, a truck is a quintessential part of who he is and that's perfectly okay with every girl because country music said it best, "There's something about a truck..." Plus, did I mention the awesome dates that you can go on in this truck from mudding, fishing off the tail-gate, riding around the dirt roads, to watching the stars?

5. Their Pet-Names for You

From honey, sugar, darlin', and dear a country boy knows how to melt a girl's heart when he calls her these sweet nicknames.

6. Love For The Outdoors

There is no place that a country boy would rather be than out in the great outdoors. There are so many things that he could do from hunting and fishing to mudding and working the land on a tractor. There is a lot more to being outside than simply the fresh air and the wide-open spaces. A country boy realizes how special nature truly is and appreciates every aspect of it.

7. Flannels, Jeans, and Boots And Don't Forget About The Baseball Hat

There is simply nothing to say about this except that it works. It works really well. Especially when there is a nice belt buckle attached. But, be warned, this is the pretty much the extent of a country boy's wardrobe so you better be okay with seeing this look daily.

8. His Personality

He has a rough and tough exterior but, don't be fooled, inside he is really a big teddy bear. A country boy can fix a truck, work hard all week, shoot a gun, and all the other "manly" things that there is for a guy to do. But, sometimes, and I mean only sometimes, will a country boy show the softer sides of his personality. But, if a country boy does decide to let you in a show you his more tender side, then brace yourself, that boy is head over boots for you. And, if a country boy lets you drive his truck even once, it's pretty safe to say that you've won him over.

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​An Open Letter To The People Who Don’t Tip Their Servers

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Dear Person Who Has No Idea How Much The 0 In The “Tip:" Line Matters,

I want to by asking you a simple question: Why?

Is it because you can't afford it? Is it because you are blind to the fact that the tip you leave is how the waiter/waitress serving you is making their living? Is it because you're just lazy and you “don't feel like it"?

Is it because you think that, while taking care of not only your table but at least three to five others, they took too long bringing you that side of ranch dressing? Or is it just because you're unaware that as a server these people make $2.85 an hour plus TIPS?

The average waiter/waitress is only supposed to be paid $2.13 an hour plus tips according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

That then leaves the waiter/waitress with a paycheck with the numbers **$0.00** and the words “Not a real paycheck." stamped on it. Therefore these men and women completely rely on the tips they make during the week to pay their bills.

So, with that being said, I have a few words for those of you who are ignorant enough to leave without leaving a few dollars in the “tip:" line.

Imagine if you go to work, the night starts off slow, then almost like a bomb went off the entire workplace is chaotic and you can't seem to find a minute to stop and breathe, let alone think about what to do next.

Imagine that you are helping a total of six different groups of people at one time, with each group containing two to 10 people.

Imagine that you are working your ass off to make sure that these customers have the best experience possible. Then you cash them out, you hand them a pen and a receipt, say “Thank you so much! It was a pleasure serving you, have a great day!"

Imagine you walk away to attempt to start one of the 17 other things you need to complete, watch as the group you just thanked leaves, and maybe even wave goodbye.

Imagine you are cleaning up the mess that they have so kindly left behind, you look down at the receipt and realize there's a sad face on the tip line of a $24.83 bill.

Imagine how devastated you feel knowing that you helped these people as much as you could just to have them throw water on the fire you need to complete the night.

Now, realize that whenever you decide not to tip your waitress, this is nine out of 10 times what they go through. I cannot stress enough how important it is for people to realize that this is someone's profession — whether they are a college student, a single mother working their second job of the day, a new dad who needs to pay off the loan he needed to take out to get a safer car for his child, your friend, your mom, your dad, your sister, your brother, you.

If you cannot afford to tip, do not come out to eat. If you cannot afford the three alcoholic drinks you gulped down, plus your food and a tip do not come out to eat.

If you cannot afford the $10 wings that become half-off on Tuesdays plus that water you asked for, do not come out to eat.

If you cannot see that the person in front of you is working their best to accommodate you, while trying to do the same for the other five tables around you, do not come out to eat. If you cannot realize that the man or woman in front of you is a real person, with their own personal lives and problems and that maybe these problems have led them to be the reason they are standing in front of you, then do not come out to eat.

As a server myself, it kills me to see the people around me being deprived of the money that they were supposed to earn. It kills me to see the three dollars you left on a $40 bill. It kills me that you cannot stand to put yourself in our shoes — as if you're better than us. I wonder if you realize that you single-handedly ruined part of our nights.

I wonder if maybe one day you will be in our shoes, and I hope to God no one treats you how you have treated us. But if they do, then maybe you'll realize how we felt when you left no tip after we gave you our time.

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A Beginner's Guide to Milwaukee Sports

Part I: The Bucks

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Being a college student in Milwaukee has its perks, especially for sports fans. Now, while some may have brought their hometown teams to college, others (myself included) may have warmed up to the Cream City teams without knowing much about them. If this is the case for you, then these pointers can help you start enjoying Milwaukee basketball without looking and sounding like a bandwagon fan.

Quick History

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Here are some facts about the Bucks that can make you feel more knowledgeable about the franchise:

- They have only won one championship (back in 1971) and have lost one NBA Finals series (1974) (Land of Basketball)

- They have only had one* MVP-caliber player in Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (#33) during the 1971, 1972, and 1974 seasons (Land of Basketball)

- Other Notable Players Include: Oscar Robertson (#1), Sidney Moncrief (#4), Jon McGlocklin (#14) and Ray Allen (#34) (Land of Basketball)

*Giannis Antetokounmpo may win the MVP award this year

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Gear Up

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This one is a bit of a no-brainer. Wearing team's colors or spirit wear is a must, especially if you're going to a game. Most items like hats and t-shirts are perfectly acceptable, and these are great if you're not trying to break the bank. Buying your gear from a sporting goods store will usually be cheaper than buying them from the team store (the main one of which is located in Fiserv Forum). Most online stores like NBA.com, Fanatics, Fansedge, and sometimes even the team's online store will have sales on sports gear, so getting a good deal on team wear is always a plus!

A Word of Caution: Jerseys

All three of these players are not part of the 2018-2019 roster and #77 and #3 have been reused by current players Ersan Ilyasova (#77) and George Hill (#3)

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If you're willing to go the extra mile, buying a jersey can really get you into locked in and pumped for the live action. However, it should be kept in mind that official Nike NBA jerseys range from $110-$250, so they definitely are an investment. While there are other options available like the FastBreak jerseys by Fanatics, they are a simpler (still official) knockoff of the Nike jerseys. Also; beware buying sale jerseys. There are usually three reasons why jerseys are ever on sale (aside from a storewide sale): a player is injured, a player doesn't play much and is about to be traded, or a player has been traded. While there is nothing wrong with having the jersey of a player who went on to another team (like Kareem and Allen), you are not exactly going to get brownie points for wearing a Jabari Parker or a Thon Maker jersey anytime soon.

Know The Current Squad

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Everyone in Milwaukee has heard of Giannis Antetokounmpo, but who else is part of the supporting cast?

Starting Five for the 2018-2019 Milwaukee Bucks (Basketball Reference):

- #6 Eric Bledsoe at Point Guard

- #13 Malcolm "The President" Brogdon at Shooting Guard

- #22 Khris "Money" Middleton at Small Forward

- #34 Giannis "The Greek Freak" Antetokounmpo at Power Forward

- #11 Brook "Splash Mountain" Lopez at Center

Student Perk

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Using your university email, you can get special discount ticket offers for home games by signing up for the Bucks' Student Rush Program. Tickets usually start at $15 per ticket, and the seats available may depend on who the Bucks are playing (and how well they are doing during the season).

Get Involved and Have Fun!

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Don't be afraid to get into it! The Bucks are an amazing team to watch and they love Bucks Nation. In addition to cheering at games, going to team events and player appearances can be great ways to make memories and even get an autograph or two!

Are You a Bucks Fan Now?🦌

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