Jeff Foxworthy on: Upstate NY

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with DDR Realty

For those of you who do not know who Jeff Foxworthy is, Jeff's wry Southern humor made him one of the most popular standup comedians of the '90s. I'd like to share some of his humor on  "Upstate NY". Enjoy, and thanks Danielle for sharing it with me.

"If the speed limit on the highway is 55 -- your going 80 -- and everybody is passing you, you may live in upstate New York.

If you have switched from heat to AC and back again in the same day, you may live in upstate New York.

If your local Dairy Queen is closed from September to the end of May, you could live in upstate New York!

If you install security lights to your house and garage, but leave both unlocked, you may live in upstate New York.

If someone in a Home Depot store offers you assistance and they don't work there; you may live in upstate New York.

If you can drive 75mph through 2 feet of snow during a blizzard without flinching, you may live in upstate New York.

If you have worn shorts and a parka at the same time, you may live in upstate New York.

If you have a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed a wrong number, you may live in upstate New York.

If "Vacation" means going anywhere south of Albany for the weekend, you may live in upstate New York.

If you measure distance in hours, you may live in upstate New York.

If you know several people who have hit a deer more than once, you may live in upstate New York.

If you carry jumper cables in your car and your wife knows how to use them, you may live in
upstate New York.

If your kids Halloween costume is designed to fit over a snowsuit, you may live in upstate New York.

If driving is better in the winter because the pot holes are filled with snow, you may live in upstate
New York.

If you know all four seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter, and road construction, you may live in upstate New York.

If you have more miles on you snow blower than your car, you may live in upstate New York.

If you find 10 degrees a " little chilly ", you may live in upstate New York.

If you actually understand these jokes and forward them to all your upstate New York friends and others, you definitely live in upstate New York."

Comments (19)

Jennifer Esposito
JenRan Realty, LLC - Woodstock, CT

Very cute!  Much of those work for CT as well.

 

Oct 06, 2007 11:29 AM
DDR Realty
DDR Realty - Newburgh, NY
Orange County NY
Jennifer - I thought it was cute enough to share. Guess we could say "Upstate NY" and surrounding areas including CT.
Oct 06, 2007 11:37 AM
Ruthmarie Hicks
Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605 - White Plains, NY
I live downstate, but I've traveled upstate.  By downstate standards I am a fast driver - by upstate standards - I am driving backwards.....EVERYONE was passing me and yet in Westchester I am generally the one doing the passing.  I must say it is a different skill set. Being able to make any tracks at all in spite of the density of traffic surrounding you is an art form that you guys from upstate don't have!  It is a skill I take pride in and I always feel like a slow turtle while I drive upstate.  I also recognize driving in terms of hours and not miles. I was driving to Fulton and by the time I got past New Paltz, I was measuring the time in hours not miles.....
Oct 06, 2007 05:00 PM
Rosario Lewis
DDR Realty - Newburgh, NY
GRI, SRES - DDR Realty - Orange County, NY
Is it humor when it is all true? Just kidding :=)
Oct 06, 2007 05:10 PM
DDR Realty
DDR Realty - Newburgh, NY
Orange County NY
Ruthmarie - The skills used to drive in each area are definitely different. I can do both, I originally learned how to drive while living downstate, but livng upstate for more than 20 years I developed those skills as well.
Oct 06, 2007 08:09 PM
DDR Realty
DDR Realty - Newburgh, NY
Orange County NY
Rosario - Well, I've heard that "Many a true things are said in jest"
Oct 06, 2007 08:10 PM
Simon Conway
Orlando Area Real Estate Services - Orlando, FL
Foxworthy is brilliant. His observational skills remind me of a Scottish comedian who you all know - Billy Connelly. Thanks for the morning laugh Derrick.
Oct 07, 2007 01:53 AM
DDR Realty
DDR Realty - Newburgh, NY
Orange County NY
Simon - Not a problem, laughter is good, very good.
Oct 07, 2007 02:01 AM
Robert Huntsinger
Empire Realty - Upland, CA
Empire Realty Upland, CA - Full Service at a Discount

Jeff does a good job, very funny.  He should have something for every place.

 Take care!

RJH

Oct 07, 2007 02:04 AM
DDR Realty
DDR Realty - Newburgh, NY
Orange County NY
Robert - Knowing of his wit, he probably does.
Oct 07, 2007 02:05 AM
Maureen Maureen
Orangeburg, NY
Jeff - I live 8 miles from the George Washington Bridge.  It drives me nuts when people say, oh you live upstate.  I'm like Um no...  
Oct 07, 2007 11:28 AM
Danielle V. Lewis
DDR Realty - Newburgh, NY
DDR Realty
Glad you liked them...I found them all to be true as well.
Oct 07, 2007 11:44 AM
DDR Realty
DDR Realty - Newburgh, NY
Orange County NY

Maureen - I know some NYC residents who thinks anyone living north of the Bronx, lives upstate.

Oct 07, 2007 10:19 PM
DDR Realty
DDR Realty - Newburgh, NY
Orange County NY
Danielle - I liked them alright. Enough to have shared them. I hope you did not mind the plug.
Oct 07, 2007 10:20 PM
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
I love these things!!!! Thanks for posting them!
Oct 08, 2007 02:38 AM
DDR Realty
DDR Realty - Newburgh, NY
Orange County NY
Barbara-Jo & Bill - Yes, does help to break the monotony sometimes.
Oct 08, 2007 03:53 AM
Michele Talbot
Century 21 Country Lake Homes - Lords Valley, PA
See you in the Poconos!

You made me laugh out loud!  We are in the Poconos very near NY boarder-  This is all true in our area also!

I am from NY and lived in CT moved to the Poconos two years ago I have to mention school does not close for Columbus Day....But is closed the first day of HUNTING SEASON!-now you know your living in the country!

Oct 12, 2007 02:51 AM
DDR Realty
DDR Realty - Newburgh, NY
Orange County NY
Michele - Glad you enjoyed it. Most does apply to multiple areas. I have property in PA as well so I'm well versed on how big hunting season is there.
Oct 12, 2007 05:39 AM
Anonymous
Delia Webster

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