Saturday, July 22, 2006

You Might Be A Floridian If...

  • "Down South" means Key West.
  • "Panhandling" means going to Pensacola
  • You think no one over 70 should be allowed to drive.
  • Flip-flops are everyday wear.
  • Shoes are for business meetings and church.
  • No, wait, flip-flops are good for church too, unless it's Easter or Christmas.
  • Sweet tea can be served at any meal.
  • An alligator once walked through your neighborhood.
  • You smirk when a game show's "Grand Prize" is a trip or cruise to Florida.
  • All the local festivals are named after a fruit, a reptile or a pirate.
  • A mountain is any hill 100 feet above sea level.
  • You know the four seasons really are: almost summer, summer, not summer but really hot, and Christmas.
  • Anything under 95 is just warm.
  • You've hosted a hurricane party.
  • You understand the futility of exterminating cockroaches.
  • You understand why it's better to have a friend with a boat than to have a boat yourself.

3 comments:

leslie said...

I have to send this to my parents! They've been in Florida for about 15 years now and I'm sure it'll all ring true for them! LOL!

Pigtails said...

I do believe I may be a Floridian. I'd only add, "You understand the meaning behind -- To experience the South, you may have to drive North."

Terri said...

You said it, Pigtails!

Then there's the common favorite:

'Welcome to Florida. Now go home.'