16 Questions You Should Never Ask Alaskans
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16 Questions You Should Never Ask Alaskans

"Can you see Russia?"

16 Questions You Should Never Ask Alaskans

It's the same reaction every time. I say I lived in Alaska. They gasp and hound me with all these questions, none unique or different. Here's some of my favorites.

1. Do you live in igloos?

Well. For one. It's called "Snow Machine". Never call it a snow mobile unless you want to get laughed at (my first year there taught me right). And two, cars do work up here; ever hear of chains?

3. Are Mooses real?

I won't even bother to answer if you can't ask it right.

4. So it's like that Sarah Palin show?

Yeah, because everyone can afford a mansion, snow machine's for every family member, unlimited land, and all those animals.

5. Oh, so like the Alaskan Bush People show?

Alaskan's are weird... but we still enjoy society and shopping and normal, human, functions. That show is show casing the.. unique ones.

6. Is it cold?

Just... please stop talking.

7. So this cold weather in [Insert slightly warmer place] shouldn't bother you then.

We will be cold when we want to be. Doesn't matter if we are in Arizona or Antartica, we are entitled to be whatever we want.

8. Do you ever get tired of the snow?

We I mean having it snow 9/12 months of the year we may be a little annoyed with the constant pour down of snowflakes.

9. What is there to do?

Sledding, skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, hockey, snowman building, dog sledding, hunting, hiking... and thats only the winter activities.

10. Are there penguins?

One time a penguin escaped from the zoo and found it's way to an elementary schools. Does that count?

11. Can you see Russia from there?

Famously stated by Sarah Palin... this joke has been around since forever. And still people continue to believe it.

12. Why is it so cold if you are by Hawaii?

Please go back to elementary school.

13. What's it like living in a different country?

We. Are. Not. Apart. Of. Canada.

14. Are there stores and malls and streets?

Yeah there are paved roads (I mean sure it's basically just Seward Highway but still) and malls (Sure the fashion is behind and they just got an Aeropostale...), and average, city things.

15. Why don't you just order it online?

Yeah, and let me empty out my entire bank account as well. Most shipping fees to Alaska is an additional 10-20 dollars. So we can buy a cute key chain for 3 dollars for an overall $23. Great deal huh.

16. Is it dark 24-7?

Really depends on where you live. Every place in Alaska is different. The light situation is something we just kind of agree with because it would take too long to explain.

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