You Might be a Floridian if…

You Might be a Floridian if…

Not very many people will understand everything on this list, but I thought it was funny because so much of it is really true for a Floridian.

You’re a Floridian if…

  1. Socks are only for bowling.
  2. You never use an umbrella because you know the rain will be over in five minutes.
  3. A good parking place has nothing to do with distance from the store, but everything to do with shade.
  4. Your winter coat is made of denim.
  5. You can tell the difference between fire ant bites and mosquito bites.
  6. You’re younger than thirty but some of your friends are over 65.
  7. You’ve driven through Yeehaw Junction.
  8. You could swim before you could read.
  9. You have to drive north to get to The South.
  10. You know that no other grocery store can compare to Publix.
  11. Every other house in your neighborhood had blue roofs in 2004-2005.
  12. You’ve gotten out of school early on Halloween to trick or treat before it got dark.
  13. You know that anything under a Category 3 just isn’t worth waking up for.
  14. You dread love bug season.
  15. You are on a first name basis with the Hurricane list. They aren’t Hurricane Charley, Hurricane Frances…but Charley, Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne.
  16. You know what a snowbird is and when they’ll leave.
  17. You think a six-foot alligator is actually pretty average.
  18. You were twelve before you ever saw snow, or you still haven’t.
  19. ‘Down South’ means Key West.
  20. You think New York drivers licenses should only be valid in New York. (not all of us think like this…my in-laws are from New York.)
  21. Flip-flops are everyday wear.
  22. Shoes are for business meetings and church,
  23. but you HAVE worn flip flops to church before.
  24. Sweet tea can be served at anytime.
  25. An alligator once walked through your yard.
  26. You smirk when a game show’s ‘Grand Prize’ is a trip or cruise to Florida.
  27. You have a drawer full of bathing suits, and one sweatshirt.
  28. You get annoyed at the tourists who feed seagulls.
  29. A mountain is any hill 100 feet above sea level.
  30. You think everyone from a bigger city has a northern accent.
  31. You know the four seasons really are: hurricane season, love bug season, tourist season and summer.
  32. It’s not soda, cola, or pop. it’s coke, regardless of brand or flavor, ‘What kinda coke you want?’
  33. Anything under 95 is just warm.
  34. You’ve hosted a hurricane party.
  35. You go to a theme park for an afternoon, and know when to get on the best rides. (Space Mountain during the Electric Light Parade!)
  36. You understand the futility of exterminating cockroaches.
  37. You can pronounce Okeechobee, Kissimmee , Ichnatucknee and Withlacoochee.
  38. You understand why it’s better to have a friend with a boat, than owning a boat yourself.
  39. Bumper stickers on the pickup in front of you include: various fish, NRA, NASCAR, Go Gators, and a confederate flag.
  40. You were 5 before you realized they made houses without pools.
  41. You were 25 when you first met someone who couldn’t swim.
  42. You’ve worn shorts and used the A/C on Christmas.
  43. You recognize Miami-Dade as ‘ Northern Cuba.