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Hawaii Used to Greet Visitors With a Lei. What Would Other States Give Visitors?

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The best thing about a Hawaiian vacation is the chance to get lei’d.

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Ok, I know. That was a TERRIBLE joke, and I sincerely ope the great state of Hawaii will still allow me to vacation there (some day).

That joke actually comes from the fact that Hawaii used to give people these flower leis when they arrived in the state. That tradition has since faded away, but you can still buy them!

But what would other states give their visitors?

Some wise, wise people on reddit answered and the results are hilarious…

Idaho

Free tater for every out-of-stater!

North Carolina

A Cheerwine and a Cajun filet biscuit. Enjoy.

Maryland

You land and we hand you a can of Old Bay before you even get off the plane.

New Mexico

Hatch Green Chili

Arkansas

Would give you pecans and quartz crystals

Pennsylvania

Welcome to Pennsylvania here’s your flat tire!

South Carolina

A bag of boiled peanuts.

Vermont

Keys to a Subaru

Rhode Island

Coffee milk, Del’s lemonade and some quahogs

West Virginia

We’d give you a pepperoni roll and some meth.

Louisiana

Mardi gras beads and a drink.

Virginia

A speeding ticket

Utah

We’d give you the Book of Mormon

Michigan

Asphalt! Enjoy our roads (what’s left of them)!

Maryland

Crabs, but they don’t tell you what kind

Alabama

A glass of sweet tea. If you survive the diabetic coma-enjoy your trip!

Washington

Starbucks and a Windows update.

New Jersey

We’d give you the finger.

Which pretty much already happens when you drive out of the airport.

Iowa

We’re gonna hand you a corn cob.

Arizona

We’d hand you a gun and some free high school credits.

Maine

Either a pine tree pillow or delicious, succulent lobster.

Wisconsin

A Packers’ jersey & some cheese curds.

Kentucky

A glass of bourbon.

Massachusetts

Gives you a Dunkin’ Donuts iced coffee regardless of what season it is.

Georgia

You get a Chick-fil-A sandwich and an STD

New York

We’d hand you a dollar slice, folded in half.

Texas

We’d give you barbecue brisket and a shotgun

Florida

A vaccine cocktail, Life Alert button, and handcuffs

Montana

We’d give you a gun and a grass fed beef steak

Oregon

A dog, tattoo and a 1998 Subaru outback with a side of craft beer

The many Californias

Southern California: A reusable Whole Foods bag

Northern California: A bag of weed and some Tofurkey

Central California: A cowboy hat and a CCW permit

Minnesota

An absurdly polite personal tour around the entire state

Ohio

Here’s your MAGA hat, OSU Jersey, and syringe full of narcan.

Colorado

A blunt and a craft beer of sorts.

Then immediately fuck you with intense wage vs. rent inequality.

Oklahoma

Obligatory bible and meth pipe

Tennessee

Whiskey. Duh.

Nebraska

A 16 ounce ribeye.

Connecticut

A tax bill

Illinois

An orange barrel, some concrete crumbles, and a tax bill for both.

Mississippi

6 baby daddies and a can of snuff

New Hampshire

Heroin & fireworks (live free or die, I guess)

Missouri

One unit of meth.

And no, I don’t know how meth is measured or whatever.

Also, KC-style BBQ and toasted ravioli

Wyoming

A steak and a card that says, “yes, we do exist.”

Indiana

We will give you a complimentary piece of Garfield merchandise, because that’s pretty much all we have.

Kansas

We’d give you a free TSA strip search for pot and a bud light.

If you flew first class, you also get a fake chuckle when you (and you know you will) make a wizard of Oz joke.

Yeah, we didn’t get to all the states because some people just didn’t answer.

Sorry North and South Dakota! And Nevada… for some reason?

Speak up next time!