You know you are from Virginia
Some of these seem more Northern Virginia oriented, but I have to say that I got a real kick out of them. Thanks to Heather for sending these to me!
You know you're from Virginia if..
- 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
- Most of your senior class went to Mason, JMU, Tech, VCU or UVA
- 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, man…at 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 amused by visiting relatives who are actually excited to see Washington, DC
- You took a field trip to Williamsburg as a kid
- You are amazed when you go out of town and the people at McDonalds speak English
- You or someone in your family has a Smart Tag
- 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
- Subway is a fast food place. The transportation system is known as Metro, and only Metro.
- They just tore down the old farm house across the street and put 12 new McMansions in its place
- 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.
- "Going to the River" means any stream with water.
- You have never been served tea without the waitress asking "sweet or unsweetened?"
- Your favorite past time is telling West Virginia jokes.
- Anyone who can't trace his or her ancestry back to at least four generations in Virginia is an outsider.
- "Going to the beach" means anywhere from Ocean City (MD) to Virginia Beach to Myrtle Beach.
- You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from Virginia.