Culture shock

TikTok shares culture shock after moving from New York to Texas

We don’t drive friendly in Texas.

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There really is no place like Texas.

As another Texas explainer hits the internet (this time from the Washington Post), a New Yorker’s experience in the Lone Star State has gone viral as she shares the culture shock she felt after moving to Texas in a short clip on TikTok on September 4. The video exploded on the video-sharing app with over 1.3 million views and nearly 214,000 likes.

The quirky 28-year-old math teacher named Ms Wolf on TikTok wrote in her caption that she will never get used to being called “mam”. She also mentioned that drivers don’t use their turn signals and they’ll cut you off in Texas. Anyone who has tried merging with Loop 1604 can attest to that.

Additionally, she mentioned how the majority of Texans all “unnecessarily” drive large pickup trucks (also facts). She wrote: “I almost died several times” (girl, me too).

As a teacher, she noted that she was unused to schools reciting the Texas Pledge after the U.S. Pledge. She, of course, mentioned HEB and his “cult following,” and Texas’ penchant for kolaches.

“I’m not going to lie, they are delicious,” she added.

You can watch the viral TikTok below:


I’ll never get used to being called “mam” 😂 #teachersoftiktok #texas #katespadenyonthemove #CinderellaMovie

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