I don’t generally tell people I’m from Kansas, usually because it’s met with a laugh or a “where?” Honestly, the state is kind of a joke to the rest of the United States and as a lifelong resident, I’m very aware of that fact. I’m also very aware of the fact that that’s probably for a reason.
Wichita State University (which, in case you don’t know, is in Kansas) decided to brand its water tower in the name of school spirit and, well, it didn’t turn out so well.
Seriously, Kansas? You can’t even spell “State” or “University” right on the UNIVERSITY WATER TOWER. I’m not sure if I’m more embarrassed for my state or for the state of education in general.
Only is kansasy
— Kyle Jones (@kj33for3) August 4, 2017
At least Wichita is being a good sport about it?
Someone has big regrurts over this. pic.twitter.com/Uu4SmPTdYu
— Mayor Jeff Longwell (@jefflongwellict) August 4, 2017
We are "sory" and will get it "fixted" "A S I P." pic.twitter.com/aUZbopLmFG
— City of Wichita (@CityofWichita) August 4, 2017
Yep, just a little! We are tracking down 10 gallons of Wite-Out! Happy Friday!
— Wichita State (@WichitaState) August 4, 2017
Unfortunately, I’m still cringing as much as I’m laughing. Maybe there’s something strangely poetic about the irony here, but mostly it just makes me want to slam my head into a door. I need to leave the state. Or better yet, the country.