New Jersey October 09, 2015
10 Reasons Why People From New Jersey Are Unbelievably Tough
We’ve all heard the phrase “Jersey Strong”, but it isn’t just an expression – it’s true. New Jersey residents have dealt with a lot, but we keep coming back stronger! Some of these issues are trivial, others major, but they all contribute to what makes New Jersey residents so tough!
1. The humidity.
Not only does it wreak havoc on our hair, it's hot, and sticky, and gross.
2. HOT summers.
We've had our fair share of heat waves, but we know how to handle it. We hit up the mall, beach, or nearest lake.
3. Cold winters!
And lots of snow, especially this past winter! We appreciate the beauty, and shovel it up when the storm is over.
4. We have to deal with traffic like this.
We deserve a medal for surviving rush hour every day.
5. We know how to fight for a spot.
A parking spot, a spot at the beach - we're used to being tight on space.
6. We're no strangers to hard work.
Farming isn't easy, and New Jersey has LOTS. Enjoy your air-conditioning, we'll be out in the field.
7. We survived Sandy.
And countless other disasters including the Nixon Nitration Works explosion and Hoboken docks fire. Each time, we rebuilt, stronger than before.
8. We're constantly overlooked, but we don't let it get us down.
We're living in the shadow of New York City, but we can hold our own. The Giants and Jets are our football teams, and the the Superbowl was held in New Jersey. We've got great museums, incredible concert venues, and much more. You can find fine dining, vibrant cities, trendy art districts and almost anything you could imagine, right here in our small state.
9. We handle our business. Fuggedaboutit.
Sure, we're not all in the mob. But there are probably a fair share of us who know a guy, who knows a guy. It may not be like it was a few decades back, but we all know who ran Atlantic City during prohibition.
10. The cost of living is a bit...high?
It's actually more than a bit high - if you live here, you know. Those property taxes will get you every time, but we make due. At least we have the benefit of being the greatest state in the country - or maybe I'm just biased.
What other things can you think of that make people from New Jersey so tough, BESIDES Camden and Newark. Share with me in the comments and let me know what makes you Jersey strong!