Because it rings so true. I hate these silly fwds from supposed friends - but this came in this morning and I have to admit, it hit home! So, I couldn't resist sharing this somewhat edited list with you.
You know you're from New Jersey when . . .
You don't think of fruit when people mention "The Oranges."
You know that the state isn't one big oil refinery.
You know what a "jug handle" is.
You know that the state isn't all farmland, but still has plenty.
You know that there are no "beaches" in New Jersey -- there's
the shore--and you don't go "to the shore,"you go "down the shore."
And when you are there, you're not "at the shore"; you are "down the shore."
You know how to properly negotiate a circle (and you
knew that the last sentence had to do with driving).
You know that this is the only "New" state that doesn't require "New"
to identify it (try: Mexico, York, Hampshire - doesn't work, does it?).
You know that a "White Castle" is BOTH a fast food chain AND a fast food sandwich.
You don't think "What exit?" as a location is very funny.
You live within 30 minutes of at least three different malls.
You refer to all highways and interstates by their numbers.
Every year you had at least one kid in your class named Tony.
You weren't raised in New Jersey --you were raised in
either North Jersey, Central Jersey or South Jersey.
You don't consider Newark or Camden to actually be part of the state.
You remember the stores Korvette's, Two Guys, Rickel's, Channel, Bamberger's,
Bond’s and Orbach's.
And finally . . .
You've NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, EVER pumped your own gas.