Thursday, February 10, 2005

You Know You're From Virginia When...

Speed limits are just suggestions.

You have at least two friends who have no idea what their relatives do...because its "top secret" government work.

When people ask where you're from, you tell them DC because its easier to explain.

You've never told someone you're from Virginia without putting "northern," "central," or "southern" in front of it (See above).

It's not actually tailgating unless your bumper is touching the car in front of you.

You know yellow light means at least 5 more cars can get through. (Yeah, least. Probably also happens everywhere else.) A red light means 2 more can.

You actually know what the black boxes at stoplights are for.

Despite the fact that Virginia fought for the south in the Civil War, you are not, under any circumstances, a "southerner."

You are amazed when you go out of town and the people at McDonalds speak English.

An inch of snow and you miss 3 days of school.

All the potholes just add a little excitement to your driving experience.

Crown Victoria = undercover cop.

For the cost of your house, you could own a small town in Iowa.

If you stay on the same road long enough, it will eventually have three new names.

You have to dial the area code to call your neighbor.

"Vacation" means spending a day at King's Dominion or Busch Gardens.

You have never been served tea without the waitress asking "sweet or unsweetened?"

"Going to the beach" means anywhere from Ocean City to Virginia Beach to Myrtle Beach.

* i am going to add one: you can't show your underwear. what a crock.

* i just noticed that there is one place in VA that is rated the best rural place to live in the country.

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