Saturday, April 21, 2012

You must live in Idaho if...

I am valiantly trying to catch up on my backed-up email inbox. There are lots of comments I've received in the last few months for which I never sent a reply, and by now those emails are so out of date it would be almost embarrassing to answer them, so I'll apologize to anyone kind enough to send an email and who never got a response.

Anyway, a reader sent this some time ago and I thought it was worth a chuckle.

This is What Jeff Foxworthy Had to Say About Idahoans

• If someone in a Home Depot store offers you assistance and they don’t work there, you live in Idaho.

• If you’ve worn shorts and a parka at the same time, you live in Idaho.

• If you’ve had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed the wrong number, you live in Idaho.

• If you measure distance in hours, you live in Idaho.

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

• If you have switched from ‘heat’ to ‘A/C’ and back again in the same day, you live in Idaho.

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

• If you can drive 75 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard without flinching, you live in Idaho.

• If you design your kid’s Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit, you live in Idaho.

• If the speed limit on the highway is 75 mph — you’re going 80, and everyone is still passing you, you live in Idaho.

• If driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow, you live in Idaho. [YES!!! This is SO true on our two-mile dirt road!!]

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

• If you find 10 degrees ‘a little chilly’ you live in Idaho.


  1. So funny! And so true! I'm stealing this.

  2. Thanks for posting, Patrice!

    The one about Home Depot holds true here in rural Texas - or in any area where people still fix things themselves. And the heat-to A/C - well, the saying in Texas is, if you don't like the weather, wait five minutes.

  3. Hey! I'm holding true to my chain emails that go around, this is about MAINE! Lol

  4. Except for the heat/AC in the same day comment, you could substitute "Maine" (Moosehead region-north) for "idaho"!

  5. Still grinning after reading this 5 minutes ago. Sounds like you've found a little piece of heaven on earth there in Idaho...and Montana....and Maine...and Texas.

    I really laughed about the potholes in the gravel road. We live on a gravel road, too, and I guffawed when I read that one! So true! I hated to see the ice melt this spring and have to start re-navigating my way around the holes.

    All kidding aside, our township road crew came the next day to fix them when I called. They're the best.

    Just Me

  6. • If the speed limit on the highway is 75 mph — you’re going 80, and everyone is still passing you, you live in UTAH.

  7. If the speed limit on the highway is 65 mph — you’re going 80, and everyone is still passing you going 90, you're driving on I-95 between Richmond and DC.

  8. When you say you had a 6 inch rain, and you're talking about how far apart the drops on the windshield were, you live in SW Idaho.

    And we did the heat/AC shuffle a couple times this week. Mostly for the dog, who hasn't had his summer haircut yet... poor guy, yesterday's 89 degrees in April made him a little crabby.

  9. Hilarious!
    Our seasons are almost summer, summer, still summer, and fog. A little snow now and then would be nice!


  10. Most of those apply in Pennsylvania as well, except there there are only 2 seasons - Winter and Road Construction. And recently Ohio and West Virginia (both of which I have to travel through regularly) have been in a competition to see who can make the worse road closure - in Idaho, do they knowingly close highway lanes for construction and then do nothing, or do major work on all travel options in the area at the SAME TIME?

  11. I loved this, some of those work for Oregon as well.