You Know You Live In Hawaii When…

• the name being called out for pick up at McDonald’s is, “Kimo”.

• the ukulele scholarship deadline is front page news of the local paper.

• you visit the hospital and are reminded you are on healing grounds.

• you get a ticket for turning down the only two-way street in the neighborhood and find out it’s a ‘bus only’ street.

• on the bus, people stand and offer front seats to the elderly and disabled without being asked.

• a friend sees you from across the street and hangs a shaka in greeting.

• you sit in bumper-to-bumper traffic for 45 minutes and never hear a horn honk.

• as a Caucasian woman, you get asked everywhere you go, “How did you end up here?”

• you pick up friends and family at the airport so often the ladies at the lei making stands recognize you.

• double Makai points day means you get to the grocery store early.

• ahi tuna is sold out by noon on New Year’s Eve day at the store.

• you wake up in the morning to the sound of birds singing and know it will be a good day. After all, you are in Hawaii.

 

 

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