I live in Pennsylvania and I’m constantly made aware of things about this state that really just rub me the wrong way. For instance, the part of PA that I live in has a lot of dairy farms. So you can’t go 2 miles out of town without being greeted by the noxious scent of cow excrement. I also don’t like the politics, I’m a democrat, and most of PA is rabidly Republican (I have literally seen people foaming at their mouths ) The condition of the Interstate that runs through our town-let (I-81) is in deplorable condition. The state re-paved the last 2 miles before the Maryland border to make the difference in maintenance level less obvious/embarassing. And then the real kicker: the fact that I now know things I’m embarassed to say I know. Things like the fact that dairy-cow urine smells worse than regular bovine urine because of the milk-producing process. The list goes on, that’s probably the most disgusting. Finally, there’s the complete absence of anything to do, though I suspect most places are like that.
The saving graces about Pennsylvania are that food and clothing are not taxed and that it’s not so far off the beaten path such that places of interest are more than 5 hours away.
So what irks you about your state and what do you like about your state?