Friday, December 19, 2008

Thoughts About Oregonians by Jeff Foxworthy

If someone in a Home Depot store offers you assistance and they don't work there, you live in Oregon.

If you've worn shorts and a parka at the same time, you live in Oregon.

If you've had a lenghty telephone conversation with someone who dialed the wrong number, you live in Oregon.

If you measure distance in hours, you live in Oregon.

If you know several people who have hit a deer more than once, you live in Oregon.

If you have switched from 'heat' to 'A/C' in the same day, you live in Oregon.

If you install security lights on your house and garage but leave both unlocked, you live in Oregon.

If you can drive 75 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard without flinching, you live in Central, Southern or Eastern Oregon.

If you design your kids Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit, you live in Oregon.

If the speed limit on the highway is 55mph--- you're going 80, and everyone is still passing you, you live in Oregon.

If driving is better in winter because the potholes are filled with snow, you live in Oregon.

If you know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter and road construction, you live in Oregon.

If you find 10 degrees "a little chilly", you live in Oregon.

If you actually understand these jokes and forward them to all your OREGON friends, you live in Oregon.

O.k., I do find these quite funny and TRUE! I am a native Oregonian and although I haven't worn shorts and a parka at the same time the rest pretty much applies. Gets me wondering about Tom and his family over at Base Camp Legends. He's only recently moved to Idaho. I bet you he is pretty versed with the above list too. How 'bout it Tom? Come on, spill the beans, fess up.

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4 comments:

Tom Sorenson said...

Absolutely - the same actually could be said here in Idaho. I grew up in Oregon, moved to Idaho as a teen, moved back to Oregon as a young married man and like you said only recently moved back to Idaho. My favorite one is the distance measured in hours. That is RIGHT ON. For my entire life I could tell you the exact amount of time it take to drive from Vale to Bend (4 1/2 hours - no idea how many miles) Vale to Ontario (30 minutes - it's somewhere around 20 miles) Vale to Baker (1 1/2 hours - no idea how many miles) Vale to Portland (7 hours - no idea how many miles) and on and on. However, in Eastern Oregon the seasons are different - it'd be more like Summer, Hotter Summer, Winter, Colder Winter. The road construction is funny, though, especially since they've been replacing all those bridges across the state - my goodness it could turn that drive from Vale to Bend into a 6 hour ordeal! I love Oregon though - it get's weird West and Northwest of Bend, though. Unfortunately that's where all the people live and they get to make all the laws the rest of us normal folk have to live with!

Terry Scoville said...

Glad to hear from ya' Tom! Well I've hit more than 1 deer, had wonderful conversations with mis-dialed phone numbers,offered assistance to others while not a store employee, definitely tell distance in hours not miles. Understand and forwarded this to the rest of my Oregon friends. Yes, and I agree with you Tom that is does get more than a bit sketchy on the west side of the Cascades!

Rick Kratzke said...

That is funny. I think that could be said for almost anywhere .

Live to Hunt.... said...

He is so funny! Made me laugh. I think there is a little bit of that in all of us.

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