2. Bold the ones that apply to you.
Funnily enough, this is the only one that I found doing a google search on "You know you're from Florida when..."
Oh well, c'est la vie. Onwards to the list!!
You know you're from Florida if...
You measure distance in minutes.
You've ever had to switch from heat to air conditioning in the same
You see a car running in a store parking lot with no one in it, no
matter what time of the year.
You use "fix" as a verb. Example: I am fixinto go to the store
All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit,
vegetable, grain, insect or animal.
You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both
You carry jumper cables in your car..... for your OWN car.
You know what "cow tipping" is. (honestly, who doesn't?)
You only own four spices: salt, pepper, Crystal hot sauce and catsup.
The local papers cover national and international news on one page
and local gossip and sports on the next six pages.
You find 100 degrees Fahrenheit "a little warm."
You know all four seasons: almost summer, summer, still summer, and
Going to Walmart is a favorite past time known as "Goin' wal-martin"
or "Off to ' Wally World'." (wouldn't this apply to any white trash/redneck/"country" part of the country?)
A carbonated soft drink isn't a soda, cola, or pop...it's a Coke,
regardless of brand or flavor. Example: "What kinna coke you want?" (NO!! It's freaking SODA or SOFT DRINK or CARBONATED BEVERAGE I hate that crap. grrrrr) :)
Fried Catfish is the other white meat.
Honestly, this list is almost "You know you are 'country' when..." than Florida...of course, I didn't grow up in the "rural" areas of Florida, so, this may all ring true. I would expect more hurricane questions like...
"You wait until the very last hour before putting up your hurricane shutters" or something like that. Because, you know what, the natives wait until the last freaking second. It's the new residents who freak out every summer and are scared by the weatherman who says, "THIS YEAR IS THE YEAR WE ALL DIE FROM A HURRICANE. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH!!!! AND THEN THE LOOTING STARTS AND THEN THE MARTIAL LAW. BWAHAHAHAAHAHAH." That sort of stuff :)