Delaware October 05, 2018
9 Undeniable Habits That No Delawarean Can Ever Unlearn
Life in Delaware is a little different than life anywhere else. We aren’t quite caught up in the Northeast hustle of Jersey, Philadelphia, and New York City… but we aren’t too far removed from it, either. Half of our state is urban, half is rural, and the demographics are pretty varied from town to town. Despite all of the differences you’ll find in Delaware, there are a few Delaware habits that you’ll consistently notice as you drive through the state. If you find yourself doing any of these things on a regular basis, congratulations, you’re a true Delawarean.
1. Craving ice cream after every meal.
When you grow up with delicious creameries and farm-made ice cream around every corner, dessert just becomes a tradition. Check any freezer in Delaware and you're sure to find local pint.
2. Gathering an irresponsible amount of napkins for your pizza lunch.
I'm not really sure why we do this, and I doubt it's exclusive to Delaware. Think about the last time you ate at a pizza parlor, and how many napkins you pulled from the dispenser on the table. Thousands? And I bet you only used one or two.
3. Insisting that dumplings are flat
Round dumplings are for squares. Slippery dumplings are the only way to go.
4. Passionately arguing in favor of some other state's sports teams.
Photo courtesy of Anthony Magaraci
Half of Delaware roots for the Eagles, half for the Ravens, and there are some out of place football fans as well. Same goes with the Nationals and Phillies, and plenty of other teams. We'll passionately defend some other state's team because well, we don't get to have any home state fun.
5. Stopping in the middle of the street to have a conversation.
It's not uncommon to roll up on two cars parked in the middle of the street chatting away. Most people will move when they notice a car behind them... but don't lose your patience if it takes a few minutes.
6. Collecting seashells for household decor and craft projects.
swear this summer, my pinterest board is going to come to life, and my bathroom is going to be a shelly wonder.
7. Using vinegar for fries, rather than ketchup.
Thrashers Fries are the best in the world, and they're only served with vinegar. Clearly, they're on to something.
8. Calling out low-number plates.
I saw a single digit plate last week and nearly veered off the road due to excitement. Nobody watches plates like we do.
9. Pairing Dogfish Head with literally anything.
Our home brewed, off-center ales pair with anything in the world. Trust us, we've tried all possible combinations and keep coming back to Dogfish.
Are you guilty of these Delaware habits? If you’re still trying to prove you belong in Delaware, check out this list of
Bizarre Experiences Every Delawarean Has Had At Least Once and see if you notice a pattern in your Delaware lifestyle.