Connecticut January 03, 2018
13 Bizarre Things That Every Connecticuter Will Find In Their Junk Drawer
Most households have a junk drawer. The drawer is full of useful items like pens and screwdrivers, but it also has a few oddities lurking about. Things that are forgotten or no longer useful or sometimes things that are waiting patiently to be used again.
The junk drawer is the catchall for the bits and pieces that don’t fit into any other spot in your house. We started looking at all these items and realized that people who are from Connecticut have a very similar collection of things that live in the junk drawer. Let’s take a look!
1. Roll of Film
This is almost vintage, left over from the days before digital. The roll of film is undeveloped and what could be lurking inside? Is it the pictures of a slightly drunk Dan dancing at Aunt Carol's wedding? Or could it be those scenic shots of your kid's reptile themed birthday party? Shall it remain a secret or do you dare develop what's inside there?
2. Canadian Money
They look like quarters and pennies, but they're not! This Canadian currency finds its way into our pockets and our junk drawers where it remains forever unspent.
3. Flip Phone
So you saved that old flip phone from years ago just in case your iPhone fell in the toilet and you might have to get that one reactivated. Really? Just throw that thing out, you're never going back to it!
4. Oyster Crackers
Every darn clam shack and seafood stand in Connecticut gives them out, but we don't put them in our clam chowder. And quite frankly, they don't really taste very good at all.
5. Raffle Ticket
The raffle ticket that you bought at the Big E or was it the Durham Fair last year or maybe three years ago. It was for a chance to win a big screen t.v. or maybe a wii game system. Oh wait - you got it at the convenience store back in 2012, where you had to guess how many jelly beans were in the jar to win the jar! I wonder if you won?
6. Dice & Marbles
Stray pieces from some long forgotten game, these things rattle around in the junk drawer just waiting for a second chance. Who knows when you might need them again?
7. Lobster Crackers & Beer Bottle Openers
Does one exist without the other? Not in Connecticut. These are tools of the trade for everyone who loves a seriously succulent lobster dinner with beer on the side.
8. Dunkin' Donuts Gift Card
Its just lingering around. That $10 Dunkin' Donuts gift card that the neighbor gave you five years ago for the holidays. Check the balance and it has 47 cents left. We all know there's a D&D right down the road, but you're never gonna use whats left on that gift card!
9. Beer Pong Ball
You may not want to admit it, but you just might have one of these rolling around in your junk drawer. Whether its yellow or white, this ball is ready and waiting for a competitive game of beer pong!
10. Allen Key
Since the arrival of the almighty IKEA in the state of Connecticut, there is sure to be one of these tools lingering around in your junk drawer.
Not a fun item in the junk drawer, but it is there nonetheless. Tax season is almost upon us and this handy device will be getting a workout.
12. Clam Knives
In a state that loves their seafood, you are bound to have a clam knife or two floating around. Or maybe its an Exacto knife that lurks in that drawer.
13. Take Out Menus
In Connecticut, we love to order out and that plethora of menus ends up in the junk drawer. Pizza, Chinese, deli, sushi - you name it, we are all ready to pull the trigger when it comes to ordering take out.
So what’s in your junk drawer? Are you willing to go take a look and share the oddest thing hiding in there for the whole world to see? Post your comments and photos below if you are brave enough!
If you think the contents of your junk drawer are bizarre, check out this
list of weird things that only people from Connecticut do.