Montana Praise: Compliments Montanans Love to Receive
I'll admit I suffer from what's called a "performer's ego" which means I have a minimum threshold for compliments per week and if I don't meet my quota, I'm swallowed up by an existential crisis. Yes, there's a black hole inside my spirit which demands approval from strangers, but hey, that's show business for ya.
I'm not the only one who likes a compliment now and again, even the humble Montanan likes some recognition once in a while. It can feel great when you share kind words with someone who appreciates it, so I try to always give credit where it's due. Here are the compliments I think Montanans love the most:
The only thing Montanans love more than driving their trucks is being seen driving their trucks. With just two words, "nice truck" you can totally make a Montanan's day.
Meaning "nice fish that you caught." Use this compliment for a Montanan's dating profile picture, which always features a bass for some reason.
I've met many Hank Hill-esqe Montanans who love to talk about their lawn. Bonus points for complimenting their lawn mower.
"Real Montanans don't care how they look"— what a lie. Compliment a Montanan's boots and watch them turn as red as a Flathead cherry.
"You have a beautiful family"
I'm ending wholesome here. I'm not saying Montanans are the only people who say that phrase, but I do think we say it a lot. Rightly so, there are a lot of beautiful families out there and it's never wrong to point that out.