Delaware April 22, 2016
9 Things People ALWAYS Ask When They Know You’re From Delaware
When people find out you’re from Delaware, you never know what they’ll ask. They may first wrinkle their eyebrows as they make sure they heard you right. They may also tell you they once drove through here for 5 minutes while traveling on I-95. Then they’ll ask you one (or all) of these questions.
Our state may be small, but it’s surprising how many people have no idea where we are! Delaware encompasses 2,491 miles, and we are only a short drive from Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York City, and Washington, D.C. But why would you ever want to leave?
2. Is Dogfish Head your favorite beer?
The hop scene in the state is growing, but Dogfish Head continues to be a local favorite.
3. What is even IN Delaware?
We’re so glad you asked! We have rolling hills, fantastic beaches, brand name shopping, affordable real estate, our own tall ship, and rich history dating back to 1664.
4. Do you pay taxes?
While we do pay income and property taxes, we can shop for most items without worrying about Uncle Sam. That’s right-- residents enjoy tax-free shopping.
5. Don’t you guys have a music festival, or something?
You mean Firefly? Four days. 90,000 people. 100+ acts. And the festival contributed $68 million to the regional economy in 2015. Last year’s headliners included Kings of Leon, The Killers, and Sir Paul McCartney.
6. Do you know Joe Biden?
We’re all just a few degrees of separation from one another here - including Joe Biden. When his family moved to the Diamond State, he attended Archmere Academy and later joined the Blue Hens at University of Delaware.
7. What are the beaches like?
World class, for starters. Take in the WWII towers at Cape Henlopen State Park, party the night away at Dewey, or sample some taffy at Dolles in Rehoboth Beach. With a dozen major beaches, there’s one for every personality.
8. Did you go to UD?
The largest higher education institution in the First State means that Blue Hens are ‘flocking’ throughout our three counties.
9. Doesn’t all my junk mail come from Delaware?
More than 60% of corporations incorporate in Delaware, so it makes sense that those presorted first class envelopes may bear a Wilmington return address.
I once told someone that I lived in Delaware and he exclaimed, “Now I know it’s real! I’ve finally met someone from there!” What have you been asked about our state?