You’re not from around here are you?
Last year, we shared 25 Ways You Know You’re From Lake County; but, how can you identify an out-of-towner who may need a little extra help navigating the culture of our fair county? It’s real simple if you know what to look for…
25 Ways You Know You’re NOT from Lake County
- You primarily drive at, or below the posted speed limit.
- If you do speed, you speed in Hainesville.
- You stay inside on a sunny day.
- You can’t pronounce “Aptakisic.”
- You don’t know how to play Cornhole.
- You think the best beer is in Milwaukee.
- You think you need to go to Chicago to find museums.
- You don’t know the difference between Olde Half Day Road and Half Day Road, or Old Grand Avenue and Grand Avenue.
- You think Deerfield’s bakery is only in Deerfield.
- You believe that Spring and Fall will last longer than 2-4 weeks.
- You think you can only go to Lake Michigan to find a beach.
- You wonder why there are children at the bar.
- You wear a Packers jersey on Tuesday night to Chili’s in Vernon Hills in the Fall.
- You are shocked by property taxes. Not that Lake County folk like them, we are just no longer shocked by them.
- You drive on Belvidere Road during rush hour.
- You carry change for tolls.
- You don’t realize that I-94 West actually travels north and I-94 East actually travels south.
- You think you can get to Chicago in less than an hour on a Friday night. HA! You probably also drive on Belvidere during rush hour.
- You look at an open prairie and think to yourself, “What we need is another mattress store.”
- You feed the geese.
- You wear a winter coat when it is 40 degrees outside.
- You think it’s named Lake County because it borders Lake Michigan.
- You’re really awesome at parallel parking.
- You think Lake Forest is just a place to stop to use the bathroom, fill up on gas and buy a Gatorade.
- You have to pay when you enter Independence Grove. Sucks to be you.
What would you add to the list?