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6 Mar
Are you from Seattle?

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Thu,  6 Mar 97 16:21:57 -0800
To: Fun_People
Subject: Are you from Seattle?

Forwarded-by: Sheila Brown <>
Forwarded-by: Marjorie Richards (Volt Computer) <>
From: Rebecca Downer <>

You might be from Seattle if you...

  1. Feel guilty throwing an aluminum can in the trash.
  2. Use the words "sun breaks" and know what it means.
  3. Know more than 10 words to describe a cup of coffee.
  4. Obey all traffic laws EXCEPT "keep right except to pass."
  5. Never go camping without waterproof matches and ponchos.
  6. Feel overdressed wearing a suit to a nice restaurant.
  7. Hear the word "fairy" and think of boats-and long waits.
  8. Know more people who own boats than own air conditioners.
  9. Stand on a deserted street corner in the rain waiting for the light
     to change.
 10. Know at least eight people who work for either Microsoft or Boeing.
 11. Are amazed by an accurate weather forecast.
 12. Consider if it doesn't have snow on it or has not recently erupted,
     regardless of altitude, it is a "hill" not a "mountain".
 13. Only honk your car horn if a collision is imminent, NEVER for
     anything else.
 14. Go to a really nice bar and sit at a table.
 15. Invite twice as many people as you really want to a party since only
     half will actually show up.
 16. Consider etiquette a foreign word.
 17. Complain about Californians as you sell your house to one for twice
     what you paid for it.
 18. Know what Lutefiske is.
 19. Personally know someone from Alaska.
 20. Resent being called a "wierdo".
 21. Consider floating bridges a pain in the butt, not an engineering
 22. Drool at the world's worst B-B-Q sauce.
 23. Find a wallet with $500 in it, and give it all back to the owner.
 24. Know the difference between Chinook, Coho, and Sockeye Salmon.
 25. Know how to pronounce "Sequim", "Puyallup" and "Issaquah."
 26. Used to live somewhere else, but don't admit it in public.
 27. Consider swimming an indoor sport.
 28. Can tell the difference between Japanese, Chinese, and Thai food.
 29. Have roots in Oregon, Idaho or Montana, but wanted a high paying job.
 30. Are currently working as a computer consultant in Portland.
 31. Have ever tried to get a job in Alaska, especially a summer job only..
 32. Think skiing always means being covered from head to toe, on snow or
 33. In winter, go to work in the dark and go home in the dark, but only
     have an eight hour day.

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