1. You’ve become unbelievably picky about your coffee.
Not everyone in Washington drinks coffee, but those of us that do have a very strong opinion on where it should come from and how it should taste. From the diehard Starbucks fans who have their latte orders perfected to the ones who won’t trust any coffee shop to brew it like they do at home, the coffee drinkers in Washington are very passionate about their brew.
2. To you, everyone else in the country (and the world) has an accent.
We certainly don’t have an accent. You have an accent.
3. Your grocery list requires a full staff (or an entire day) to complete.
No matter what part of Washington you call home, you’ve probably got some great food options—our state is full of Farmer’s markets, fresh produce stands, specialty shops and top grocery stores. This can lead to a grocery list a mile long with 5 different stops. We can’t help it.
4. You’re convinced that this is The Year for the Mariners… every year.
But seriously, the 2016 season is off to an incredible start, and we are hopeful. Again.
5. You’re spoiled by being surrounded by so much natural beauty.
There is not an ugly part of this state. Personal preferences may vary, but every corner of Washington is beautiful in its own way. You may start to take the stunning scenery for granted.
6. You make instant assumptions about people when you hear what part of Washington they’re from.
Remember, not everyone fits the stereotypes of where they’re born or where they live.
7. To you, this is not weird at all…
8. … but this is.
Getting this dressed up for work hardly ever happens here, but on the East Coast, it's the norm.
9. You’re very opinionated when it comes to your beer and wine preferences.
Living amidst so many wonderful wineries and breweries has that effect on people.
10. Most of your favorite destinations are right here in Washington.
Because why would anyone ever want to leave?