A week or two ago I mentioned something about Michigan Lefts. I got a few responses as to what the heck a Michigan Left is. So I am here to explain this & other Michigan-isms to you.
The Michigan Left - This is what Wikipedia says "design which replaces each left turn with a permutation of a U-turn and a right turn." Meaning that at a stoplight, you are not permitted to turn left or to make a u-turn. You must drive past the Starbucks until a little middle-y part in the median opens up. Then you proceed to make a u-turn, when it is safe, to come back towards the Starbucks from the other way. Then you can turn right on the road Starbucks is on & go to Starbucks. It's not as confusing to others as it was to me. It's really not that hard...but it's weird.
|The Starbucks I Hold Up in Everyday..NO FOOD & BEVERAGE TAX!|
No One is on the Highway // I am not even sure if they are highways or if they are interstates. The speed limit is 70mph & there's hardly anyone on the roads. Usually when I merge onto the interstate its a mad battle for who is going to win & get on the actual road. A lot of times at home (in Virginia) I've run off the merge lane because some doodle head won't let me in. Her in Michigan I would venture to say that you could merge with out looking. (Don't quote me on that!)
There's no Food & Beverage Tax // If you order a coffee & it's $4.29....it's $4.29! In VA there is some sorta odd tax on it. But in Michigan...nope! My coffee is $4.29 & that's it.
So these are just a few things I've noticed from around Michigan so far.
What are some funny things you've noticed about states that aren't your home state? Anything interesting?