You Know You're From Jersey When....., Rated G

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  1. Nienor

    Nienor Administrator Staff Member

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    Got this in my e-mail. Thought it'd be funny to the other people in the Northeastern US. :D

    You know you're from Jersey when......

    You don't think of fruit when people mention "The Oranges".

    You know that it's called Great Adventure, not SixFlags.

    A good, quick breakfast is a hard roll with butter.

    You've known the way to Seaside Heights since you were seven.

    You know that the state isn't one big oil refinery.

    You know what a "jug handle" is.

    You know that there are no "beaches" in New Jersey there's the shore and you don't go to the shore, you go "down the Shore". And when you are there, you're not "at the shore", you are "down the Shore".

    You know how to properly negotiate a Circle.

    You knew that the last sentence had to do with driving.

    You know that this is the only "New..."state that doesn't require "New" to identify it (like...Mexico,...York, ..Hampshire - doesn't work, does it?)

    You know that a "White Castle" is the name of BOTH a fast food chain AND a fast food sandwich.

    You consider putting mayo on a corned beef sandwich a sacrilege.

    You don't think "What exit" is very funny.

    The Jets-Giants game has started fights at your school or local bar.

    You live within 20 minutes of at least three different malls.

    You refer to all highways and interstates by the numbers.

    Every year you have at least one kid in your class named Tony.

    You know the location of every clip shown in the Sopranos opening credits.

    You've gotten on the wrong highway trying to get out of the mall.

    You know that people from North Jersey go to Seaside Heights, and people from Central Jersey go to Belmar and people from South Jersey go to Wildwood. It can be no other way.

    You weren't raised in New Jersey -- you were raised in either North Jersey, Central Jersey or South Jersey.

    You don't consider Newark or Camden to actually be part of the state.

    You remember the stores Korvette's, Two Guys, Rickel's, Channel,
    Bamburger's and Orbach's.

    You've had a Boardwalk cheese steak and vinegar fries.

    You start planning for Memorial Day weekend in February.

    And finally... You've NEVER, NEVER pumped your own gas.
     
  2. Arwen

    Arwen Well-Known Member

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    whoever designed the roads in NJ should be shot :p :D
     
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    Nienor Administrator Staff Member

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    haha. I agree.

    See, I told ya it's the shore in Joisey. ;) We're a special state.
     
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    special doesn't begin to describe the "armpit of America"

    hehe jk :D
     
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    :eek: I'm insulted by that remark. :p


    Least I don't live in Secaucus. The armpit of NJ. hehe
     
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    lol, I just think that is really funny! We went on a road trip with my aunt who lives in Bayonne(sp?) and she drove for a while, when we needed gas she did not know how to work the pump. I just thought that was kind of funny (yes I do know pumping your own gas there is illegal).

    I got alot of the other ones too, though, I have relatives in Redbank also and much of my mom's family lives on Long Island, so when we visit we usually are in Jersey for at least a little while.
     
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    :eek: I don't know how to pump my own gas either. Never had a reason to learn. If I'm out of state, I have to pay more for full service or look cute & helpless in order to find a guy to pump gas for me.
     
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    it's confirmed...i'm not from Jersey :(

    i bet there's a list out there about washington...i'm off to find it!
     
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    Skyanide The Big Meanie Staff Member

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    I'd bet, with those pointed ears, that wouldn't be hard...:p :eek:

    I had to teach my wife to pump gas, her Dad always did it for her.
    I taught her, not because I don't do it anyways, but because if something happened to me, she'd know how.

    I had to teach her mother after her Dad died last year, and she'd been driving for 45 years!!
     
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    Nah, Told ya, I keep them hidden under my hair. :p
     
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    Re: Re: You Know You're From Jersey When....., Rated G

    Where on LI?


    -Arwen
    Proud Pumper of her own gas ;)
     
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    Re: Re: Re: You Know You're From Jersey When....., Rated G

    Hey!! No teasing us people that have no reason to learn how to pump gas.
     
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    Re Arwen:

    Various places, I don't know all of the towns but my mom's best friend lives in Kings Park.
     
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    Re: Re: Re: Re: You Know You're From Jersey When....., Rated G

    Are you telling me you've never been out of Jersey? You really need to get out more, Nik ;)

    dol- cool...you should come visit me next time you're on LI hehe.
     
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    silly people...not knowing how to pump gas? what is there to learn? i've been pumping gas since i was a kid ;)

    i found a 'you know you're from western washington when...' and a 'you know you're from eastern washington when...' but neither of them totally applied to central washington. i think i'm gonna make one up.

    nien...or any of you city folk...get out of jersey or wherever and come on over to ellensburg! i'll teach you how to pump gas, milk a cow, fork a lawn, bathe a pig and other various farmy kinda things :)
     
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    I only do horse related farmy things hehe...but I'll let you know if I'm ever in WA.

    If anyone ever wants to come to NY lemme know hehe :D
     
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    Various other farmy kinda things.... Thanks, but no thanx. :) I'll pass.

    BTW, you never learn to pump gas in Jersey, because by law the whole state is full service. Strange law and we're the only state in the nation with it.

    Arwen, ofc I leave NJ. I just make sure I fill up the car before I do. ;)
     
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    you girls...turning me down! :( honestly, that's all we have to do here in hicks ville...take care of the livestock...j/k

    i suppose you wouldn't be interested in chasing some hottie farm boys through a corn field either...:cool:
     
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    Hey if theres horses I'm there ;) And there is always time for "chasing some hottie farm boys through a corn field" :D :D :D
     
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    Skyanide The Big Meanie Staff Member

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    I guess that explains why "gas jockeys" are treated with the same reverence as doctors in Jersey. Is that a 4- or 5-year degree at Princeton?

    Hehe