You Know You're From South Dakota When...
During a storm you check the cattle before you check the kids.
The local gas station sells live bait.
You don't buy all your vegetables at the grocery store.
You know the code names for everyone on the CB.
You'll skip your cousin's funeral for the first day of deer season.
You don't clean up the dog's mess because it's just fertilizer.
It takes 30 seconds to reach your destination and it's clear across town.
You can tell the smell of a skunk and the smell of a feed lot apart.
You consider a building a mall if it's bigger than the local Wal-Mart
The first, and perhaps only celebrity you've ever met is Captain 11.
Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting on I-90 for the
"follow me" car to come back during road construction.
"Vacation" means stopping off at Wall Drug for Friday night
dinner and a drive through the Badlands early Saturday morning,
with the rest of the weekend driving through the Black Hills before
heading home for Sunday night chores.
Your school classes were canceled because of cold. And cold
means 10 below zero.
You know not only 'what' but 'where' Sturgis is. And, your first
big trip in life was to see Mt. Rushmore and visit the Flintstone's
Bedrock City in Custer.
A big shopping trip is going to Sioux Falls - Empire Mall.
Minneapolis, if you are really living.
You know all 4 seasons: Almost winter, winter, HOT HOT HOT, and winter
There is a McDonald's in every town with a population of 1,000
or more. Over 1,000, there is a McDonald's on each end of town.
Eight-foot tall snow piles divide the lane down the middle of
Main Street from November through March.
Pop is a Coke and soda involves ice cream and root beer.
You plug your car in at night, but it's not to charge the batteries.
You could always count on the local truck stop or The Happy
Chef for the best breakfast in town.
Aside from pheasants, mosquitos are the state bird.
Menards on any weekend is busier than the toy stores at Christmas
Praire dogs outnumber people 10 to 1
You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from South Dakota.