I'd say not all of Texas is like that, but that's not the point - "everywhere you end up in Texas is like that and you hate it" is the point.
But yeah, sorry 'bout the sucky time over there man - at least you know a little better of what kind of place you'd rather stay in, or should I say "NOT stay in".
Experiences like that always are a burden, but it opens your eyes to what kind of cultures other people live in. Even if it sucks, knowledge is knowledge.
I don't understand why people try to defend stereotypes, as if those stereotypes don't exist. Those stereotypes DO EXIST, and will continue to exist until people leave that kind of culture in the dust. ...which I'm not sure will happen anytime soon.
Getting stares is fine, but getting stares over there are a whole different story. They really are old-school tradition-style in many parts of Texas, so you're going to constantly get those "Devil Worshipper!"-looks as long as you're around those areas. I wouldn't really complain about it if it's expected.
The most you can do is either ignore 'em or meet a halfway point with 'em.
... Me, I already know I'm stayin' away from Texas other than for vacations - and even then, the vacations will be short and constantly worrisome. ...not only am I city boy, and city folk like me can't handle the weathers as harshly as most town-folk can, but the fact is I can be confused as a hispanic-type - and truth be told, there still are a large amount of racist-types down in ol' Texas. I won't be welcome company.
Good luck for the remaining month. Stay strong!
That made me laugh REALLY hard.And there's no where to get groceries besides WALMART!
Ahhh... good ol' Walmart.