By: Paul S. Cilwa Viewed: 11/17/2019
Topics/Keywords: #Humor #Arizona Page Views: 1903
Humorous list of Arizona's more challenging aspects.
  • You can say "115 degrees" without fainting.
  • You can be in the snow, then drive for an hour and it will be over 100 degrees.
  • You notice your car overheating before you drive it.
  • You have to go to a fake beach for some fake waves.
  • You discover, in July, that it only takes two fingers to drive your car.
  • Sun teaYou can make sun tea instantly.
  • You run your air conditioner in the middle of winter so you can use your fireplace.
  • You can say "Hohokam" and people don't think you're laughing funny.
  • You no longer associate bridges (or rivers) with water.
  • You notice the best parking place is determined by shade instead of by distance.
  • You see more irrigation water on the street than there is in the Salt River.
  • You know a swamp cooler is not a happy hour drink.
  • You realize that Valley Fever isn't a disco dance.
  • Hotter water comes from the cold water tap than from the hot one.
  • You can pronounce the words, "saguaro," "Tempe," Gila Bend," "San Xavier," "Canyon de Chelly," "Mogollon Rim," "cholla," "Ajo", and "Tlaquepaque".
  • You actually burn your hand opening the car door.
  • You give up on the idea of washing your car until October, because the dust storms will just get it dirty again anyway.
  • Dust devilYou know what a dust devil is.
  • Umbrellas are not for rain. In fact, they aren't even waterproof.
  • Sunscreen is sold year round, kept at the front of the checkout counter.
  • Some fool can market mini-misters for joggers and some other fools will actually buy them.
  • Eight Scottish bagpipers from Canada, dressed in full regalia, pass out from heat prostration in February.
  • A parade for the Phoenix Suns is held at 12:00 noon in June and 500,000 people turn out in 110-degree weather.
  • Hot air balloons can't go up, because the air outside is hotter than the air inside.
  • No one would dream of putting vinyl upholstery in a car.
  • You've signed so many petitions to recall governors that you can't remember the name of the incumbent.
  • You can understand the reason for a town named "Why".
  • You read things entitled "You Know You're In Arizona!"