(Thus a repeat from a couple of years ago, for those of you who do not want to dig thru my archives – Ninire da Hippie)
It seems I am always gettting one of those variations of “You kno you’re a southerner…”.
Tho some of them make me chuckle, I – bwing an African-American Northerner -have never felt comfortable about passing it on to anyone. Even when the person sending it to me was hin/herself a Southerner, there was always something slightly insulting about these things to me. Or least it seems that it would be insulting coming from an “outsider”.
So I am happy to post this for all my fellow notherners – and southern friends as well – to send on whenwver they get one of those “You know you’re a XTZ….”
YOU KNOW YOU’RE A NORTHERNER WHEN…
~ you know the 4 seasons – winter, still winter, not winter and almost winter
~ you design your Halloween costumes to fit over a snowsuit
~ you have more miles on your snow blower than your car
~ driving in winter is better, because all the potholes get filled with snow
~ you feel warm and toasty at minus 26
~ you find minus 40 a mite chilly
~ the trunk of your car doubles as a deep freezer
~ somewhere in the area is a piece of frozen metal with bits of your tongue stuck to it
~ you thought “Grumpy Old Men” was a documentary
~ men think sexy lingerie is tube socks and a flannel nightgown with only eight buttons
~ your dog wears boots too
~ the mayor greets you on the street by your first name
~ if you don’t go out for lunch you miss the sunrise and sunset
~ moose leave poopsicles around for the dogs
~ there is a sign outside of McDonalds that says: “Park dogteams in back”
~ if the school district had snow days, no one would ever have to go to school
~ you live in a house that has no front steps, yet the door is one yard above the ground
~ you think the start of deer hunting season is a national holiday
~ you know which leaves make good toilet paper
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
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