We all have a lot of questions (some asked out of genuine curiosity and others simply to make the dreaded small talk), but if you live in Denver you can pretty much guess the first thing that will come out of someone’s mouth. (At least since marijuana was legalized.) Here are 12 questions you can always expect to someone to ask when you’re from Denver.
1. Does everybody smoke pot all the time?
Just because we were the first to legalize it doesn't mean we all smoke it. (But Colorado did raise $70 million in marijuana tax revenue in the last fiscal year alone. Just saying.)
2. Do you ski or snowboard?
I know it's a logical question and probably just a conversation starter, but really who cares? The skiers-vs-boarders rivalry is so '90's.
3. Do you get to ski every day?
No, we have jobs. We live in Denver, not the Front Range. We're weekenders.
4. How far are you from the mountains?
Far enough not to be able to hike and ski every day. Sigh.
5. Is everybody an earth muffin?
A hippie? Granola? Have dreadlocks? Play hackysack?
6. Do all the hippies live in Nederland?
7. What neighborhood do you live in?
I'm actually guilty of asking this when I meet someone new, but let's be honest...aren't you asking just so you can size someone up? Denver has 78 neighborhoods (at last count), and all of them have judgmental labels attached. We've got Hipsters, Yuppies, Trendy Gays, and the Bum-uda Triangle, just to name a few. But, hey, no matter who you are, we've got a 'hood for you!
8. Where's your favorite green chili?
That's like asking, "What's your favorite song?" Impossible to pick just one. Guess you'll just have to try them all!
9. Is there pot in this?
10. Where's Coors?
Don't get me wrong, I love a nice cold Coors Banquet, but there are SO many phenomenal microbreweries in town. Try a small-batch beer with some true local craftsmanship!
11. Are you a Broncos fan?
That's a rhetorical question. Giddy up!
12. What are you going to do next year without Peyton?
The same thing we've been doing...WINNING!
What questions have you been asked time and time again as a Denverite? Share your stories with us in the comments!