Region: The Western Isles
You got greedy and wanted too much
It's like when someone else brings a tray of brownies to a potluck. People are going to object if you take the entire pan with with you (for obvious reasons) back to your table, but if you just take one at a time and spread it out over the course of the event, you could get away with a lot for a lot less scrutiny.
And it's not that I want to get rid of the whole south (y'all have the comfort food thing nailed), just certain parts. Like removing old and crusty used-to-be-white carpet from your bathroom and replacing it with a sensible linoleum.