People from Connecticut are pretty awesome in my opinion. But they are also pretty unique. No matter where they are, a quick conversation is usually all it takes to find them out. Here are some signs you’ve probably met someone from Connecticut.
1. They are social chameleons.
Maybe it's because there are so many different ways of life in the small state, but the person in the room who glides through the crowd and has no problem making friends is probably from Connecticut.
2. They have a labrador retriever.
I can't explain it, but this seems to be the most popular dog in Connecticut. Almost everyone I know has one, or had one, or is getting one right now. Maybe it's because they're just so darn cute.
3. They love the Pequot Museum.
They are happy to explain to you why that was their favorite museum as a kid.
4. The word "beach" gets them in a frenzy.
Folks from Connecticut have a lot of beach experience. So be prepared to say where, when, and why if you bring up a seaside excursion.
5. They are all about local amusements.
They spend most of their summers at beaches, Quassy, and Lake Compounce. Big name places like Six Flags are way overrated.
6. They own UConn gear.
Even if they didn't go there and they don't even like sports. I hate to admit it, but even I have a pair of UConn sweatpants.
7. They are not phased by animals in the road.
Whether it's a deer, skunk, turkey, or snapping turtle, they act like it's nothing. Meanwhile their non-resident passenger is having heart palpitations from that last second swerve.
8. They play both sides of the political fence.
In Connecticut, the people are pretty practical and reasonable, so it's hard to find some one with die hard political views. They mostly just want what makes sense.
9. They know a thing or two about skiing.
A lot of the schools have ski teams or ski trips, and a number of residents travel to Vermont during winter break to get some extra practice in.
10. They don't lock doors.
Connecticut is so safe that a number of people forget to lock doors, because they just aren't worried about it. If you're constantly asking "Did you lock the door?" then you're likely hanging out with someone from Connecticut.
11. They root for teams in different cities.
Because Connecticut has no teams of their own but is close to a number of cities that do, they pick and choose how they please. Having a friend who roots for Boston in baseball and New York in football is totally normal.
12. They're amazing with directions.
After all the windy roads and foliage you sort of have to be. But Nutmeggers have a way of going somewhere one time and then never forgetting how to get there.
13. They're into the environment.
Connecticut is big on staying green, and the people are always doing what they can to help. My town is big on preserving the wetlands.
14. They have a bone to pick with New York.
If saying New York immediately gets their eyes rolling, you may have stumbled across someone from Connecticut.
15. Speaking of, they want to annex part of their state.
True lovers of Connecticut have no love for the western tip that is Fairfield county. As far as they're concerned, that's New York too.
16. They know that Connecticut pizza is amazing.
People are always talking about New York and Chicago but you can catch a great slice of pizza right at home in Connecticut.
17. They think they're the best drivers in the New England area.
You will hear all the time about how they can't stand drivers from everywhere else.
18. They love fairs.
Connecticut is a very family oriented state with a lot of small towns. So they don't need a lot of bells and whistles to have a good time. A nice parade and a couple of booths already guarantees a big turn out. So when the rides are in town, everybody is there.
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