Ah, you ask a Southern lady what makes the South different? Well, we say "Yes Sir" and "No Sir" in these parts. We show respect. We call someone older than our self Mr. and Mrs. XXX and we hold the door for ladies and old folks.
We still expect baggers at the grocery to
bag groceries and help the eldery get them to the car. Of course, the
budget and the yanks have just about taken that away from us.
like our tea strong and we like it sweet and we like it cold and not
diluted too much with ice. Just enough to break a sweat on the glass if
its warm outside.
We like our vegetables cooked tender and soft -
not tender crisp (or raw). We do enjoy a nice cool salad but salads
and cooked vegetables are two entirely different things.
us talk slow enough so you can understand what we're saying and take it
in. It usually gets pretty warm down here and we just can't rush things
as much or our "boiler" will burst wide open.
Here in the "new
South" we enjoy other things and foods as well as the next person.
Just keep within the bounds of proper cooking. No "wave offering" of
warmth over that food. We like it cooked hot and long. We like our
grits - morning and night. We enjoy them with butter and we enjoy them
with cheese. I don't like sugar and milk on mine and have never known a
Southerner who does.
Now if you're from the North or from
California (or Seattle) you might think we're a bit slow around here.
Not so. We just take it easy because as I said..... that boiler might
just explode in the heat. But if you'll be patient with us, we'll try
to be patient with you and your fast talking, fast driving, fast living
(well, they're doing that everywhere aren't they). We'll let you tell
us about your ways and maybe you'll be courteous enough to let us share a
bit about us, too.
Now, what 'r you having for supper tonight? Grits?