9 Jul 2009

THURSDAY THIRTEEN - Are you Italian ?

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Influenced by my last holidays in Italy I found this, which is quite true, at least in little towns and villages.

In 13 sentences you know you're Italian when :

1. You can bench press 325 pounds, shave twice a day and still cry when your mother yells at you.

2. You carry your lunch in a produce bag because you can't fit two cappicola sandwiches, 4 oranges, 2 bananas and pizzelles into a regular lunch bag.

3. Your mechanic, plumber, electrician, accountant, travel agent and lawyer are all your cousins.

4. You have at least 5 cousins living in the same town or street. All five of those cousins are named after your grandfather or grandmother.

5. You are on a first name basis with at least 8 banquet hall owners.

6. You only get one good shave from a disposable razor.

7. If someone in your family grows beyond 5'9", it is presumed his Mother had an affair.

8. There are more than 28 people in your bridal party.

9. You netted more than $50,000 on your first communion.

10. Your grandfather had a fig tree.

11. You eat Sunday dinner at 2:00.

12. Your mom's meatballs are the best.

13.You've been hit with a wooden spoon or had a shoe thrown at you.


diane b said...

Ha ha ha so true. What does Mr G think about that?

Anonymous said...

LOL...great list :)

Gledwood said...

Very good Gattina...

Hootin' Anni said...

#9 is so funny.

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Unknown said...

LOL Hilarious. Happy T13!

Maribeth said...

Those are wonderful and made me smile and laugh!

diane b said...

I have given you an award. You can pick it up here:

Jientje said...

And you could know, you're married to one! LOL!

Happy Birthday Gattina!

claudie said...

Ha! Ha! Italian way of life has no secret for you!!! My grand grand father was an Italian too married to a proven├žal girl! So My firstname is Zunino!!!

Dr.John said...

I qualify on number 8.

Anne Fannie said...

Oh my gosh, I laughed so hard. I have to have my sister read this! That last one about the wooden spoon and shoe reminds me when I was young and living at home when my mother was mad at us and would open the drawer that held that wooden spoon, we would hear that drawer opening and we would all disapear. Even the dog knew the sound of the drawer opening and would run and hide under the bed. (she would even hit him with it) My father use to throw the shoe. They are all very funny and so true!
Thanks for the laughs!

Tinsie said...

Hahaha I'm clearly not Italian!