You know you're from Idaho....

You know you're from Idaho....

I found several 'You Know You're ..... When...." websites.
Ones like 'You know you're drunk when the woman you buy a drink for turns out to be in a picture on the calendar....again.' or 'You know your Starship Captain is a redneck when he gives the order "Bootlegger Reverse, Mr. Sulu!"'

I was hoping to be the first to start 'You know you're from Idaho when...' but someone here started with Eastern Idaho....
So, ripping them off unmercifully, since they are accurate, here is

You Know You're From Idaho When:

Eastern Idaho Page Entries

Then I found Fantasic Card's version: And You Know You're Born and Raised in Small-Town Idaho When... Additions by Me,New additionsAdditions by Dragonlady:,
Glenns Ferry, Mountain HomeAdapted from 'You know you're from a small town...' as they apply, as well:
  1. You can name everyone you graduated with
  2. You know what 4-H is
  3. You went to parties at a pasture, barn, or in the middle of a dirt road.
  4. You used to drag or lap "main"
  5. You said the "F" word and your parents knew within the hour
  6. You scheduled parties around the schedule of different police officers, since you know which ones would bust you and which ones wouldn't.
  7. You could never buy cigarettes because all the store clerks knew how old you were (and if you were old enough they'd tell your parents anyhow)
  8. When you did find somebody old enough and brave enough to buy cigarettes for you, you still had to go out into the country and drive on back roads to smoke them
  9. The only way to date someone from another school was to date someone from out of town
  10. It was cool to date somebody from the neighboring town
  11. The whole school went to the same party after graduation
  12. You don't give directions by street names or numbers ("Turn by Nelson's house, go to 2 blocks east to Anderson's, and it's four houses left of the track")
  13. You give directions by buildings that burned down (...left at Nelson's Old Barn...)
  14. ....esp. if they burned down before you were born
  15. The golf course had only 9 holes
  16. You can't help but date a friend's ex-boyfriend or girlfriend
  17. Your car stays filthy because of the dirt roads and you will never own a dark vehicle for this reason
  18. The town next to you is considered "trashy" or "snooty", but is actually just like your town.
  19. You refer to anyone with a house newer then 1970 as the "rich people"
  20. The people in the "big city" dress funny, then you pick up the trend 2 years later
  21. Anyone you want can be found at the local gas station, cafe or the town pub
  22. You see at least one friend a week driving a tractor through town or one of your friends drives a grain truck to school occasionally
  23. The gym teacher suggest you bail hay for the summer to get stronger
  24. Directions are given using THE stop light as a reference
  25. You decide to walk somewhere for exercise and 5 people pull over and ask you if you want a ride somewhere
  26. Your teachers call you by your older sibling's names
  27. Your teachers remember when they taught your parents
  28. You can charge at all the local stores or write checks without any ID
  29. The closest McDonalds is 45 miles away (or more)
  30. The closest mall is over an hour away
  31. You've peed in a hayfield.
  32. You have more than one story that involves an electric fence.

Additions by Mountain Gal:
Glenns Ferry, Pocatello, JeromeAdditions by Transplanted Idahoan:,
Mountain HomeAdditions by Ski Demon:
Soda Springs, Jerome, Mosow, Pocatello, BoiseAnd the classic closings:

Subject: Idaho Department of Relocation
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