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 VanHockeyMom
Joined: 8/9/2006
Msg: 1
You know you're from Vancouver when....Page 1 of 2    (1, 2)
1. Your co-worker has 8 body piercings and none are visible.

2. You make over $250,000 a year and still can't afford a house.

3. You take the bus and are shocked to hear two people carrying on a conversation in English.

4. You know what these abbreviations mean: PNE, GVRD, VPL, RAV, YVR.

5. You're shocked when it snows in the winter.

6. You've had a California roll for lunch.

7. You know more than 10 ways to order coffee.

8. You know how to pronounce Coquihalla.

9. A really great parking space can move you to tears.

10. Your hairdresser is straight, your plumber is gay, and your next door neighbour grows weed.

11. At 8:30 AM, the guy at Starbucks wearing the baseball cap and glasses who looks like George Clooney IS George Clooney.

12. You car insurance costs as much as your house payment.

13. The gym is packed at 3 PM--on a work day.

14. You can tell the difference between Japanese, Thai, and Chinese food.

15. You watch the weather from a Seattle TV station because it's more accurate.

16. You pass an elementary school and the children are all busy with their cell phones or pagers while waiting for their personal rides home.

17. You're sure that you're the only one on the road with a REAL driver's license.

18. You don't even listen when the forecast announces "chances of showers."

19. The more expensive the car, the worse the driver.

20. You can tell the difference between Starbucks, Second Cup and Tim Horton's coffees.

21. You feel guilty when you throw paper or aluminum cans in the garbage.

22. You're not surprised to see geese throughout the whole year.

23. You can't remember, is pot still illegal?

24. If there's a day of snowfall, you consider not going to school or work.

25. You realize there are far more Rainbow flags in the city than Canadian flags.

26. You can name 10 Starbucks locations in less than a minute.

27. You don't even blink at the same sex couple holding hands on the street, but it shocks you when you meet a couple married for 40 years!
 Clover67
Joined: 4/5/2006
Msg: 2
You know you're from Vancouver when....
Posted: 9/7/2006 7:36:32 AM
You got some real good ones on there.
 thumper*
Joined: 2/27/2006
Msg: 3
You know you're from Vancouver when....
Posted: 9/7/2006 7:55:18 AM
27. You don't even blink at the same sex couple holding hands on the street, but it shocks you when you meet a couple married for 40 years!
dam...it won't let me quote, weird


no kidding...that is rare...
I have a couple to add....
you know how to pronounce....Ucluelet....Naniamo....and Stawamus......
 Fluffy Handcuffs
Joined: 8/12/2006
Msg: 4
You know you're from Vancouver when....
Posted: 9/7/2006 8:13:22 AM
hmmm.... you know you're from Vancouver when....

you can RELATE to all 27 comments and not see what all the fuss is about!


love it thanks for sharing!
 islandgirl78
Joined: 7/27/2006
Msg: 5
You know you're from Vancouver when....
Posted: 9/7/2006 8:16:36 AM
too funny! And too true!!!
 misseyes
Joined: 1/15/2006
Msg: 6
You know you're from Vancouver when....
Posted: 9/7/2006 8:23:39 AM
is it bad when you don't live in Vancouver yet, and relate to almost all of those? Those are good. Im going to print them and post them on my fridge once I move.
 rain_city
Joined: 8/19/2005
Msg: 7
You know you're from Vancouver when....
Posted: 9/7/2006 8:53:14 AM
That is so funny and most of it so true. Thanks for the morning laugh.

You know you're in Vancouver when you keep your skis/snowboard and tennis racket/golf clubs by the front door in January.
 CurveyQutee
Joined: 8/1/2005
Msg: 8
You know you're from Vancouver when....
Posted: 9/7/2006 10:17:02 AM
You can go swimming in the ocean and play in the snow up on the mountains...all on the same day !
 Fluffy Handcuffs
Joined: 8/12/2006
Msg: 9
You know you're Canadian when....
Posted: 9/7/2006 11:02:37 AM
just to keep adding to this funny thread...

not sure if this has been posted before

You're not offended by the term, "Homo Milk."

You understand the phrase, "Could you pass me a serviette, I just dropped my poutine, on the chesterfield."

You eat chocolate bars, not candy bars.

You drink pop, not soda.

You know what a Mickey and 2-4 mean.

You don't care about the fuss with Cuba. It's a cheap place to go for your holidays, with good cigars.

You know that a pike is a type of fish, not part of a highway.

You drive on a highway, not a freeway.

You have Canadian Tire money in your kitchen drawers.

You know that Casey and Finnegan were not part of a Celtic musical group.

You get excited whenever an American television show mentions Canada.

You brag to Americans that: Shania Twain, Jim Carrey, Celine Dion and many more are Canadians.

You know that the C.E.O. of American Airlines is a Canadian!

You know what a touque is.

You know that the last letter of the English alphabet is always pronounced "Zed" not "Zee".

You understand the Labatt Blue commercials.

You know how to pronounce and spell "Saskatchewan."

You perk up when you hear the theme song from "Hockey Night in Canada."

You were in grade 12, not the 12th grade.

"Eh?" is a very important part of your vocabulary and more polite than, "Huh?"

Winter. Whenever you want it. And then some.

There's German food, Italian food, Chinese food, Armenian food, American food, but NO Canadian food.

You call a "mouse" a "moose".

You like the Americans a little because they don't want Quebec either.

Contests run by anyone other than the government have "skill-testing questions" that winners must answer correctly before they can claim a prize.

Everything is labelled in English and French.

Milk comes in plastic bags as well as cartons and plastic jugs.

Mountain Dew has no caffeine.

You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from Canada.
 Draxx
Joined: 10/16/2005
Msg: 10
You know you're Canadian when....
Posted: 9/7/2006 11:15:11 AM
You can only post 2/10 times on a thread, but other forums and areas allow more.
 frenshkiss
Joined: 1/13/2006
Msg: 11
You know you're Canadian when....
Posted: 9/7/2006 11:23:19 AM
I just love Vancouver....and I get it all....tx for the laugh this morning.
 Dr Evil1
Joined: 8/5/2005
Msg: 12
You know you're from Vancouver when....
Posted: 9/7/2006 11:25:12 AM

you know how to pronounce....Ucluelet....Naniamo....and Stawamus......


You forgot Tsawassen and Coquitlam....

 Razors Edge...
Joined: 12/18/2005
Msg: 13
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You know you're from Vancouver when....
Posted: 9/7/2006 4:18:53 PM
You pull up to a stop light, glance over and see the lady next to you wearing a mask and oven mitts

You pull up to a 4 way stop and everyone proceeds at once

You paint a hockey stick on yourself and don't sleep the night before a nucks game

You think they may have a chance of ever winning the cup...
 whatatrip
Joined: 7/13/2006
Msg: 14
You know you're from Vancouver when....
Posted: 9/9/2006 10:18:32 PM
"you know how to pronounce....Ucluelet....Naniamo....and Stawamus......


You forgot Tsawassen and Coquitlam...."

Don't forget Gaglardi
 social dragonfly
Joined: 10/28/2005
Msg: 15
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You know you're from Vancouver when....
Posted: 9/10/2006 2:27:37 AM
BUUUUUUUUUT EVIL can you spell it


Tsawwassen

 ms.belladona
Joined: 5/7/2006
Msg: 16
You know you're from Vancouver when....
Posted: 9/10/2006 8:35:41 AM
Oh my Gawd...that's too funny, but I can see how it's all true. Living on the Island takes all that down a quite a few notches...but we're getting there...

The traffic is enough to keep me here on the Island and quite content. I was in Vancouver on Friday to attend a funeral, and the time to get from N. Van to Burnaby was over an hour.... unreal, when you consider that the driving time to from city centre to Lantzville or Ladysmith is about 25 minutes...probably less to Ladysmith... maybe 15 minutes. The ease of getting around is just to good of a commodity to give up.
 ragdoll_bc
Joined: 3/22/2006
Msg: 17
You know you're from Vancouver when....
Posted: 9/10/2006 11:28:46 AM
That was tooooo funny.

How about:

You know you're from Vancouver when....the fog horn goes off at noon, and you check your watch while the tourists look around for where the noise is coming from. Did you know that the fog horn plays the first three notes of Oh Canada?

You know you're from the West Ender when....the 9 o'clock gun goes off, the West Enders check their watches and the rest of the people wonder if there was an explosion on the North Shore.

That list brought back fond memories of a young and inexperienced me learning the ropes in the City. I moved here in 1981 at the age of 25...oh lordy...what an experience that was!

Traffic in Vancouver is nothing like Toronto. The 4-freakin-1 is a nightmare..makes Hwy #1 look like a cake-walk. Of course, I live downtown, I work downtown, I rarely drive except to POF events!

Regards,
Ragz
 spbpt
Joined: 9/30/2006
Msg: 18
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You know you're from Vancouver when....
Posted: 10/18/2006 6:53:49 PM
these are great..................

being born and raised in Vancouver; and having lived all over the world over the years........... I am in no hurry to live anywhere else.......................
 blew iis
Joined: 7/27/2006
Msg: 19
You know you're from Vancouver when....
Posted: 10/18/2006 7:52:04 PM
i had a good laugh on this thread,good to see.
 One Tall Mama
Joined: 8/5/2006
Msg: 20
You know you're from Vancouver when....
Posted: 10/18/2006 7:54:18 PM
sometimes I wish that i never left Vancouver and moved back to Ontario...
 plzrfreq
Joined: 2/9/2006
Msg: 21
You know you're from Vancouver when....
Posted: 12/13/2006 7:44:48 PM
You know you are from Vancouver when.....

People complain about the drivers every day

When you are surprised to meet someone born here

Walking down the Granville strip on a Friday or Saturday night saves money on a trip to the Zoo.

When you can see someone walking towards you from five blocks away, and when you are right next to each other, there is no eye contact

When hockey fans need a jumbotron to get them into the spirit of the game

When you can pay $800.00 for a cramped studio apartment in the West End

When you can count at least 20 laptops in a coffee shop

You can count at least 10 coffee shops in a three block radius

When you can walk down Robson and not be surprised when you smell the 420

When you can spend $9.00 on a draft beer at a dump of a Pub (Fairview Eh Hem)

When you can Golf in the morning, and go skiing at night.( I never do that)

You can go to a nude beach and witness another world. (I do that)

When you are invited to a potluck

When you hear hip-hop coming from two out of three ipods, emo coming from the rest

When you hear someone complaining about having to pay more than $5.00 cover charge

OK, that's enough now. :)
 Fishfancy
Joined: 1/31/2005
Msg: 22
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You know you're from Vancouver when....
Posted: 12/13/2006 8:55:10 PM
I was born and raised here and this is a great thread...everything is so true.....and the weird thing is I get it all...how can you tell I have been a lifer here..Cheers to Vancouver
 Phyre n Waughter
Joined: 5/8/2006
Msg: 23
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You know you're from Vancouver when....
Posted: 12/13/2006 8:59:53 PM
OMG all of these are sooo true...

Thanks for the laugh I really needed it tonight.
 Unwritten Book
Joined: 10/22/2004
Msg: 24
You know you're from Vancouver when....
Posted: 12/13/2006 10:49:45 PM
An elderly lady passed away one evening. While standing before the gates of heaven waiting for her judgement she noticed people going 2 ways, some through the gates and others towards the devil; who was tossing people down into the depths of hell. Every once in a while the devil would toss a body off to the side. After a bit the lady got quite curious about this and went over to ask the devil...
"Lord of Darkness. Why are you tossing those ones off to the side?"

and the devil replied
"They're from Vancouver. Too wet to burn."

 Augiedougie
Joined: 1/10/2007
Msg: 25
You know you're from Vancouver when....
Posted: 2/27/2007 12:36:42 AM
...city council cancels all of the most popular events.

...a tree is more important than the homeless.

...you can get pot easier than getting a beer.
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