Connecticut October 05, 2017
11 Unwritten Rules That Every Connecticutian Lives By ‘Til Death
Every person from Connecticut is a little bit different, but there are some unspoken ideas that we all can agree on. You may not realize that you had so much in common with your fellow residents until you read this list of unwritten rules that most people from the Nutmeg state can agree upon.
1. You are never too little to shovel snow.
You have to start them young because if they stay in Connecticut, they will have a full life of shoveling snow.
2. The drive to Dunkin' Donuts will never take more than 5 minutes.
There are more than 1,000 Dunkin Donuts in the state of Connecticut so it never takes long to find one.
3. Get to the packy before 9:00 p.m.
To be clear, the packy is the liquor store and in Connecticut it closes at 9:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and at 5:00 p.m. on Sundays.
4. It's called a tag sale.
For whatever reason, here in the Nutmeg state we don't have yard or garage sales, we have tag sales.
5. The best pizza is in New Haven.
We all know where the greatest pizza can be found.
6. Plan your apple picking trip for early September.
The New England weather is unpredictable and snow could be on the ground by the end of the month.
7. Beware of drivers from Massachusetts.
Those drivers from the North have a nickname that Connecticutians are familiar with.
8. Always shovel the roof.
If it's more then eight inches deep then you have to climb up and clear the roof.
9. The best diners are open 24 hours a day.
Diners that serve food 24/7 are the best because you can grab a bite to eat whenever you are hungry.
10. Two weeks after gas prices drop, buy your heating oil.
Usually once the gas prices go down, then heating oil will follow and in the cold wintry months we use a bunch of it.
11. Alligators and horses are out, whales are in.
Vineyard Vines is the go-to place to buy your preppy clothes in Connecticut.
Are there any other Connecticut rules that you would add to the list? Please share them in our comments!