New Jersey December 24, 2016
12 Things People From New Jersey Always Have To Explain To Out Of Towners
If you have family visiting from out-of-state for the holidays, you may need to explain a couple things to them. There are just a few things that non-New Jerseyans don’t always understand. Here are 12 examples…
1. We don't all live off of an exit.
There is life beyond the Parkway and Turnpike.
2. We're called the Garden State for a reason...
You'll find nearly 10,000 farms and over 715,000 acres of farmland. We're a top national producer of cranberries, bell peppers, spinach and (surprisingly?) peaches.
3. This is New JERSEY. Not Joisey.
4. Food just tastes better late at night.
2 a.m. Disco Fries... YUM.
5. We fight about meat.
Taylor Ham? Pork Roll? Let the battle commence.
6. A jug handle has nothing to do with pottery.
Sometimes, you need to go right to turn left.
7. You stay IN the car at the gas station.
Pumping your own gas is actually illegal.
8. Receiving the "Jersey Salute" is not an honor.
Us? Road rage? Never...
9. Those NY Jets... they play in New Jersey.
The Giants, too. And the Superbowl was here in the Garden State.
10. The show "Jersey Shore" is not real life.
They may call it reality TV, but half that cast was from Staten Island... We've got miles of coastline and each shore town is different than the next. Most are incredibly charming and family friendly.
11. Cabbage Night. Mischief Night. Goosey Night.
I spent Halloween out-of-state last year. I still worried about my car getting egged. When I woke up, there was not a strip of toilet paper or pile of silly string to be seen.
12. Pie = Pizza
And we've got some of the best in the US. Our bagels are pretty great, too. If you're lucky, we won't explain this to you - we'll show you.
What other things do we need to explain to out of town guests? Let me know your thoughts in the comments. If you want to share your state pride with holiday visitors, enjoy this
catchy tune that celebrates the Garden State.