The last period of the day is always a bit...strange. I'm not sure what it is.
"Where are you from? You sound 'country'."
I have no idea what sounding "country" means. I think I conveyed that more by the expression on my face than by my response. So, they tried to explain.
"Did you grow up in the South?"
That made me laugh. I grew up about 15 miles from the city where the school is located. Most of those miles are east, but since the city is southeast of where we were, I had a good comeback.
"I did grow up south of here."