You Know You’re from Idaho When…

  • The wind is faster than your truck.
  • Every other vehicle is a 4×4.
  • When the sun goes down you start looking for your coat.
  • In March your vehicle is 43% mud.
  • You leave your keys in the car and the next morning it’s still there.
  • You installed your new computer using a Leatherman tool.
  • You hear the words “stream” or “brook” pronounced “crick.”
  • The elevation exceeds the population.
  • You’ve broken down on the highway and somebody stops to help you.
  • You can see the stars at night.
  • People drive 200 miles to shop in a real mall.
  • Your great grandmother is older than the courthouse.
  • You got a set of snow tires for Valentines Day.
  • The bumper jack in your pickup will lift a house.
  • Your back yard smells like sagebrush or various animals.
  • A girls’ basketball game fills the gym.
  • You slept through the night unawakened by a siren.
  • A rodeo is more popular than a rock concert.
  • You can fish, golf, and go skiing all in the same day if you try hard enough.
  • Yellow light means “follow the car in front of you no matter what.”
  • Democrats are like salmon, they are on the endangered species list.
  • You wave to someone on the freeway because you recognize the truck.
  • You talk about a combine and people don’t wonder what you are putting together.
  • In the spring every tenth car you pass is a tractor.
  • When the car in front of you is weaving you suspect a farmer instead of a drunk.
  • Maps and gloves are kept in your vehicle’s “jocky box.”
  • You can choose plastic bags or paper sacks for your groceries.
  • You have to wait for a flock of sheep to pass you on the road.
  • You know why people pay money to watch “pig wrestling.”
  • You actually get these jokes and forward them to all your Idaho friends.