Monday, January 26, 2009

Things I don't understand about my new home

DISCLAIMER: I am writing this purely for fun and not to make fun of anyone, nor to imply that I am not enjoying my new home. I like many things about being here and I know if I made a list for my past homes the list would be at least as long, if not longer.

I don't understand.............

1. .........how people can talk with Southern accents and be from Pennsylvania.

2. ..............how there are tons of churches and everyone seems to go to church.

3. .........how schools decide to close if there is even a threat of snow (that of course never comes) and maybe even a little ice that is melted by rain afterwards.

4. ............how they are prepared for snow but still insist on not plowing the roads.

5. ........how my new place is considered "close and convenient" to everything, yet is 10 miles from the closest 'real' grocery store.

6. ...........how people can live with Sheetz instead of Wawa.

7. ........what exactly is a primary school and how it is different from elementary school (btw primary is k-2 and elementary is 3-5 here).

8. .......what "Waynesburr" is (translation=Waynesboro).

9. ............how EVERY area Wal-mart managed to be a Supercenter.

10. .........how my heating bill can be $553 for one month when I was away for almost two weeks of that month.

11. .........................how Chambersburg and Hagerstown are the "big cities".

12. ............ how one IU covers three whole counties (instead of one county like I am used to).

13. ......................how Main Street in Mercersburg (a town of about 1, 000 people) can sound like New York City because there are often sirens wailing past (often every day).

14. .............how the traffic lights can take so long to turn green when no one is coming the other direction.

15. ..........how there can be a "Chamber of Commerce" for a town that has little "commerce".

16. .....................how there can be 3 or 4 Bed and Breakfasts in a town of 1,000 people.

17. ......................how almost every radio station is a country music station. I know it's hard to believe, but not everyone likes country music.

18. .................how every single car at my job has a license plate from PA even though it is only 15 miles or less from MD.

19. .............that State Line is actually a town and not a term referring to the line between PA and MD.

20. ...................how people can go 5, 10, or even 15 miles below the speed limit when there are no cops around. I can't tell you how much this bugs me. I think it is even worse than Philly traffic. At least the traffic has a reason. There is no reason for going to slowly on a perfectly good and reasonably straight road. It seems like EVERYONE is insanely slow.

So here ya go. My list of local pet peeves. I'm sure I will add to it as time goes by.

2 Comments:

At 7:28 AM, Blogger Beccalynn said...

ha ha!!! Exactly the list Dave and I made when we first came here. The only thing I can't get used to is the ridiculous slow driving and the lack of a WaWa--especially now that I'm pregnant and could REALLY USE a Wawa hoagie!!!

 
At 11:16 PM, Blogger Nikki said...

If you are now using gas to heat your home I can offer some insight to your heating bill dilemma.

 

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