You know you lived in the VI too long when.....
You think "OK" and "Allright" are greetings.
You know 3 home remedies for centipede bites.
You wear a jacket when it turns 79 degrees.
You know the difference between soca, and calypso when you hear it.
You get some words added to the windshield of your car. eg. "Continental Queen"
Add yours to the list!
when you .....
don't mind waiting how an hour in lines.
think how full your cistern is getting when it is raining.
worry about "next day" air mail getting there within a week.
'motherscunt' is an appropriate one word name for someone who pisses you off.
when sucking your teeth is the only thing you do when you are fustrated.
don't wear swimsuits downtown!!!!
pay 3000$ for a 300$ vehicle.
drive 45mph and you think you are driving fast.
know how to greet everyone personally with your horn.
know how to greet everyone personally with your horn. - Definately Chris - you got it!!! LOL
Tell directions using big mango trees, bars, a white wall, K-mart or other "landmarks", rather then street names.
Thinking that same day service is incrediable and an amazing concept.
Start wearing curlers in your hair to go to the grocery store
driving with a greeny in your hand that is hanging out the car window while drving by a cop and not thinking anything of it.
Anything further then a 10-15 minute drive is FAR away.
You consider anything that isn't town, the Country.
Thanks for the laugh folks!!
You have "work" flip-flops.
I feels weird to not have sand in your sheets.
You have a favorite food cart.
Your surprised that you can't take a beer into the post office.
Ok - these are great!!!
I am a new transplant- but hope to be able to add to the list soon 🙂
You have, what may be, the world's largest beach glass collection.
Your not the least bit curious where those ants are coming from.
You've named a lizard in your home.
You go from 4 seasons to 2 seasons (busy and slow)
You only have one pair of long pants
You cant remember what day it is . (and no clue what the date is)
You know every pot hole and speed bump by heart.
you look foward to a rainy day
You do all your shopping at K mart
Because you miss the smog, traffic, corporate BS and all of the other reasons you left in the first place.
Grocery shopping is a four stop affair...
You plan your errands to avoid difficult turns (like a right coming out of Blockbuster)...
You know which gas stations accept credit cards at the pump (Tutu Texaco)...
You take "racing lines" through curved stretches of road when no one's coming the other way...
You know which school a student attends based on their uniform...
You know the salaries of at least three government officials named Turnbull...
You spend innumerable hours on vinow.com imparting your wisdom to others!!
wow these posts are almost better than "life in the left lane" and " the settlers hand book" my personal favortite you are glad its raining cause you know your cistern id full will be officially indited as crucians as of 12:45 this sunday our feet will hitHOME
Someone should definitely record these for the Moving Guide or something. They are hilarious!
Thanks Onika for the suggestion.
Well Chris, Carib, Rita, Wake Up and Im non a moose... is it ok to put your "you know you lived in the VI too long when" comments together in the Moving Guide for others to read.??
You have permenately invoked the "if it's yellow it's mellow if it's brown flush it down" rule at your house.
You go to the bar to watch The Weather Channel.
You have a completely new circle of friends every 6 to 10 months.
You WEAR more jewelry than you thought you would ever OWN.
You quit shaving. (for the ladies)
...when you laugh at statesiders who complain of their power being out for a couple of hours...or of couple of days.
...when you say "God willing" automatically when someone says "See you tomorrow."
...when you learn to buy it if you see it at the store because you don't know if it will be there next week.
...when you don't get invited to go "Back to the ship!"
I loved reading these!!!
It reminded me of the good ole' days of living on STX. I'm going to print this thread and put it into my memories of St. Croix box.
bump. This is a great thread from 2003. Shall we continue it now in 08? Funny stuff.
These are good. I'll have to think on it.
When you start saying words twice like morning morning and good good.
When Christmas winds is your version of a change of seasons
When you start to greet people with "Everyting Cool?"
When you go home to the states and rent a car and have to say yourself several times stay right, stay right.
When you think that 2 months to get a new cable box from Innovative is a pretty good turn around time.
When you think that going to the airport to pick up guest with a iced down cooler full of beer is a normal and expected greeting.
When you pump your fist in the air in celebration of a WAPA bill below $300
When you can have a conversation with a Frenchie and understand about 70% of what they just said.
When you live on the East End and you think that driving past Bovoni is a road trip.
I thought the expression was: if it's yellow LET it mellow, if it's brown flush it down?
Amazing posts, best I've read on this board for years. And look at this - even Islander chimed in with CLASSICS!
Great work all! A book for sure!
When you never get out of bed at night without putting your shoes on first because you might step on a centipede.
When you shake any item of clothing or towels left on the floor just in case a centipede is hiding under them.
When you have land crabs living in the house with you.
When you see a lady wearing make up and a fixed hairstyle and think "Tourist!"
When you know the weekly stocking schedule to at least 4 different grocery stores
When you ask someone where they got that cute dress, and they respond "online"
When you bring an empty suitcase on your trip off-island so that you can stock up on "cheap" household goods
When saying hello to your friend walking down the street is a perfectly reasonable excuse for totally stopping the flow of traffic
When going to Big K and eating at IHOP is your all-day Saturday family outing
When your feet hurt because you actually had to wear closed-toe shoes that day
When taxi drivers stop asking you if you need a taxi
Hubby added this one.
When you stop at the east end mall (dump) every time you pass it looking for bargains.
When your car trunk includes water, brake fluid, 2 cans of fix a flat, jumper cables, toolbox, machete, beach chair and a bag of trash you forgot to put in the dumpster yesterday
When you have an overflowing cistern and start doing all the laundry you can find, take a really long shower or if you have a tub, a bath
When you need to get your Zora's resoled again
When it doesn't faze you anymore that the car in front of you stops,lets someone out, and they continue the conversation with the door open stopping traffic
When all the flashing LED clocks in your house are covered over with a strip of black tape
If a beer in the morning is considered to be a cold cereal breakfast
You know you are an islander when:
'Good Night' becomes your evening greeting instead of what you say when you go to bed.
A visit to a stateside grocery store is more exciting than a trip to disney land.
Having to stop and wait for horses/goats/chickens to get out of the road no longer delights you.
You have to wear a sweater out to dinner cause its been a cold 'winter'.
You know how to choop and you do when disgusted.
You no longer use the word 'another', replacing it with 'next'. (wanna hear a next one?)
You travel stateside with an empty suitcase cause you know you'll need it on the trip home.
There are so many... thanks for the smiles!
When you pull up and park on the sidewalk in downtown Christiansted, cause you're just going in "one place or two", and you refer to that space in conversation as "my parking place in front of..."