Wednesday, August 19, 2009

You Know You're From Vancouver . . .

The following is hilarious. If you have experienced Vancouver in any way, you'll be laughing your heads off. (Thanks Cheryl for the list.)

You Know You're From Vancouver (or a resident of Vancouver)......... IF
  1. You can pronounce Coquihalla, Tsawwassen, Squamish, Osoyoos, Ucluelet, Esquimalt, Sooke, and Nanaimo.
  2. You know what these abbreviations mean: PNE, GVRD, VPL, RAV, YVR.
  3. You know that West Vancouver, the West End, and the West Side are different places.
  4. If you hear someone is doing the Grind, you know they're not hitting the books.
  5. You make over $250,000 a year and still can't afford a house.
  6. You car insurance costs as much as your house payment.
  7. You don't even listen when the forecast announces "chances of showers."
  8. If there's a day of snowfall, you consider not going to school or work.
  9. You can't imagine what a front yard would look like without green grass and green leaves.
  10. You had a barbecue at the beach.
  11. You know more than 10 ways to order coffee.
  12. You can name 10 Starbucks locations in less than a minute.
  13. You can tell the difference between Starbucks, Second Cup and Tim Horton's coffees.
  14. At 8:30 AM, the guy at Starbucks wearing the baseball cap and glasses who looks like George Clooney IS George Clooney.
  15. You know the mountains are located north. In fact, you use them to get your bearing when lost.
  16. Finding parking takes longer than it did to drive there.
  17. You're sure that you're the only one on the road with a REAL driver's license.
  18. The more expensive the car, the worse the driver.
  19. The gym is packed at 3 PM--on a work day.
  20. You pass an elementary school and the children are all busy - with their cell phones or pagers while waiting for their personal rides home.
  21. You realize there are far more Rainbow flags in the city than Canadian flags
  22. Your hairdresser is straight, your plumber is gay, and your next door neighbour grows weed.
  23. You don't even blink at the same sex couple holding hands on the street, but it shocks you when you meet a couple married for 40 years!
  24. Your co-worker has 8 body piercings and none are visible.
  25. You can tell the difference between Japanese, Thai, and Chinese food.
  26. You've had a California roll for lunch.
  27. You take the bus and are shocked to hear two people carrying on a conversation in English.
  28. You feel guilty when you throw paper or aluminum cans in the garbage.
  29. The sound of the 9 o'clock gun doesn't startle you.
  30. You can't remember: is pot still illegal?
  31. You're not surprised to see geese throughout the whole year.
  32. You know what an orca looks like.
  33. You can read a decent size novel before being admitted into the hospital.

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