Monday, October 8, 2007

You Know You Are a Missionary Kid When . . .

  1. You can't answer the question: "Where are you from?"
  2. You speak two (or more) languages but can't spell in any of them.
  3. You flew before you could walk (or crawl, or roll over, or sit).
  4. Your life story (at the age of 6 months) uses the phrase "Then we went to..." five times (or six, or seven times...).
  5. You speak with authority on the quality of airline travel.
  6. You don't know where home is.
  7. You sort your friends by continent.
  8. You haggle with the checkout clerk for a lower price.
  9. Your wardrobe can only handle two seasons: wet and dry.
  10. You go to Pizza Hut or Wendy's and you wonder why there's no chili sauce.
  11. You can only call your grandparents at 8am and 8pm.
  12. It isn't unusual to find a lizard or cockroach in your house.
  13. You are a pro packer, or at least have done it many times.
  14. Living out of a suitcase, you find, has it pros.
  15. You return to the States and you are overwhelmed with the number of choices in a grocery store.
  16. Everyone has a 'staff'; maid, house cleaner, driver and babysitter.
  17. Blackouts are quite common, yet after a while no one seemed to notice and sometimes you find yourself reading to the light of your phone or flashlight.
  18. Your passport has more stamps than a post office.
  19. You have to change your passport because it's full... not because it's expired... and this several times during one year.
  20. You carry converters because you actually realize there are different types of outlets.
  21. You wake up in one country thinking you are in another.
  22. You don't even bother to change your watch when traveling.
  23. You start introducing yourself followed by your country of origin....
  24. Paying a cop is not considered a bribe.
  25. You have free accommodation in any city you travel to around the world because some friend from the old days lives there!
  26. You always have to think which side of the road to drive on.