Having recently spent a week in Utah, I noticed that the culture was incredibly different than that of New Jersey. From the bars closing at 1:00 a.m. to the insane amount of Mormons boasting their multi-wived households, most situations were handled quite differently out West.
Walking by a stranger:
Utah: You are greeted with a wave and a smile, possibly even a “hey, how are you?’
New Jersey: Avoid eye contact. Power-walk swiftly away.
A taxi ride:
Utah: Flowing conversation with the driver, good laughs, and a desire to give a good tip.
New Jersey: Silence, fear of making a culturally offensive comment, forced to give a tip out of guilt and/or fear.
Sitting in a crowded restaurant:
Utah: Make conversation with the strangers you are forced to sit next to and exchange numbers to hit the bars together.
New Jersey: Quietly talk shit about the strangers you are forced to sit next to.
Hitting on girls:
Utah: While you probably won’t get laid, you’ll at least enjoy a good conversation.
New Jersey: Either a snobby bitch thinks you’re creepy or a massive slut sucks your dick in an alleyway.
Winner: New Jersey