You might be a Floridian if WARNING: OT

From: Joe R. <>
Date: Fri Sep 24 09:17:19 2004

You might be a Floridian if:

You exhibit a slight twitch when introduced to anyone named Bonnie,
Charley, Frances, Ivan, Jeanne, or Karl.

Your freezer never has more than $20 worth of food in it any given time

You're looking at paint swatches for the plywood on your windows, to accent
the house color.

You think of your hall closet/saferoom as "cozy".

Your pool is more accurately described as "framed in" than "screened in".

Your freezer in the garage now only has homemade ice in it.

You no longer worry about relatives visiting during the summer months.

You, too, haven't heard back from the insurance adjuster.

You now understand what that little "2% hurricane deductible" phrase really

You're putting a collage together on your driveway of roof shingles from
your neighborhood.

You were once proud of your 16" electric chain saw.

Your "Stop Sign" on your street is replaced with a "NO WAKE" sign.

You now own 5 large ice chests.

Your parrot can now say" hammered, pounded and hunker down".

You recognize the same people in line at the free ice, gas and plywood

You clap and wave when you see a power truck, cable truck or telephone
service truck come down your street.

You stop clapping when they don't stop.

You have Home Depot and Lowes in your cellular phonebook.

You've spent more than $20 on "Tall white kitchen bags" to make your own
sand bags.

You're considering upgrading your 16" chainsaw to a 20".

You know what "Bar chain oil" is.

You're thinking of getting your wife the hardhat with the ear protector and
face shield for Christmas.

You now think that a $6000 whole house generator seems reasonable.

You look forward to family discussions about the merits of "cubed, block
and dry ice".

Your therapist refers to your condition as "generator envy".

You fight the urge to put on your winter coat and wool cap and parade
around in front of your picture window, when you finally get power and your
neighbor across the street, with the noisy generator, doesn't get electric.

And finally, you might be a Floridian if:

You ask your sister up north to start saving the Sunday Real Estate
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