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You Know You're an Islander When... 1) You know that the Red Bridge used to be Green 2) A line of 10 cars or more is referred to as "boat traffic" 3) Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor...on the highway. 4) Everyone knows the weather station telephone number 5) A popular phrase is " Quiet!!!!! The deaths are on!!" 6) Dishes are not washed, they are waRshed 7) It seems that more traffic moves on a red light than a green light. 8) Stop signs actually mean yield 9) The 2 red mailboxes at the post office are labeled "Island" and "Away" 10) PEI is the only place in the world with "slippy" roads 11) Islanders "slip" or "run" into town 12) Island drivers have official PhD's (Pot hole Dodgers) 13) Juice comes in plastic bottles and cans while pop comes in glass bottles 14) Tim Horton's Drive Thrus are busier than the banks on payday 15) You think of the major food groups as: Meat, Fish and Tim Horton's. 16) Everyone knows that the largest Canadian city is Ter-on-a 17) Islanders head south for vacations and to Moncton for pop 18) springtime is when the dairy bar opens and fall is when there is more farm machinery on the roads than cars. 19) Islanders all know why our soil is red 20) Summers are filled with ceildhs (pronounced kay-lee) and family reunions 21) Every hill has a church on it 22) Everyone is classified as Protestant or Catholic and Liberal or Conservative 23) PEI pa-day-das (potatoes) are famous worldwide 24) Islanders know that the "Governor's Plate" and the "Gold Cup and Saucer" are not dishes, but major harness racing events 25) All Islanders are related somehow 26) Everyone shows up for their community parade. Half of the residents are in it, the other half watches. 27) Weekends are not complete without reading the store sales flyers 28) We do not know the route numbers, but we know the road names 29) The temperature drops suddenly after Old Home Week 30) The most important question on January 1st is, "Who had the New Year's Baby?" 31) Wakes are a meet-your-neighbour night 32) You've done a lot of traveling in PEI if you've gone over all three of our overpasses, one of which is a dead end 33) A major social occasion is the grand opening of a new store or business 34) For every accomplishment or event you get a letter from the premier, the leader of the opposition, your local MLA and if you're really lucky, your MP. 35) Islanders know that Anne Shirley is not a real person and that raspberry cordial is a non-alcoholic beverage 36) You measure distance in hours 37) You often switch from "Heat" to "A/C" in the same day. 38) You use a down filled comforter in the summer. 39) You can drive 10 km through 13 feet of snow during a raging blizzard without flinching. 40) You install security lights on both your house and garage door but then leave both unlocked 41) You carry jumper cables in your car and your wife knows how to use them. 42) There are seven empty cars running in the parking lot of the Canadian Tire store at any given time. 43) You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over snowsuit. 44) Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow. 45) Your lingerie consists of tube socks and flannel pajamas. 46) You know all 4 seasons: Almost Winter, Winter, Still Winter and Construction. 47) It takes three hours to go to the store for one item, even when you're in a hurry because you have to stop and talk to everybody in town. And Finally: You know you're an Islander when.... 48) You actually understand these jokes new ones: 49) You know the geographical difference between "Out West" and "Up West." 50) Even though more people live on Vancouver Island, you still got the big-ass bridge 51)You've never met any celebrities (except maybe Boomer Gallant). you remember party phone lines high speed internet is still a luxury in some areas You remember when "country cable" was cool, until everyone started getting satellite tv. You know the difference between 1 long ring and 1 short ring and 2 long rings. When you go to McDonalds in Summerside or Charlottetown because you "can't get it up home" You travel an hour to go see a movie You snuck into the drive in, or know someone who did. You had the same teachers your parents had when they went to school. how about: no matter how long you have lived here, if you weren't born here people will always say you are "from away" at a job interview, instead of being asked about your experience, the first thing they ask is who your dad is when you defend the province by telling others that they CAN NOT walk around it in a day
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