20 Florida Things Only People Who Grew Up There Will Understand
It's a truly odd place, but hey, it's home.
You're used to seeing arguably ~strange~ things in the news on a regular basis.
You know Publix subs are the only subs.
And that YOUR Publix made the best subs in the state.
Your yard looks like an actual safari to out-of-state visitors.
You know to check the front door and surrounding area for frogs, lizards, and snakes so they don't get in the house.
And you know to look at the ground when you walk on grass so you don't fully step in an ant farm.
You can only measure distance to out-of-staters by how close you are to Disney World.
And yes, you've been to Disney World...a lot.
So you know the formula to having the perfect Disney day.
And you never forgot about Universal Studios, especially for Halloween Horror Nights.
You know not to touch the metal on your seat belt when you get into a car that's been in the sun.
You completely understand the humidity vs. frizzy hair struggle.
And, if you wear make-up, you know that water-proof make-up is your best friend on the ~sweatiest~ days.
You don't find it strange that there are stores that literally only sell shells.
And you know the excitement of having a day off from school because of the hurricanes.
You're more patient than your out-of-state friends when driving because you're used to snowbirds taking their sweet time on the road.
You understand that Mother Nature will never make up her mind, but that's her business.
And finally, because of this acceptance, extremely hot weather doesn't bother you like it bothers your ~weaker~ out-of-state friends.
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