How Do You Know If You’re a Real Australian?
What makes up a real Australian?
I came across this humorous “listcicle” of qualities that make up a real Miamian. It’s an easy test. Give yourself for a point for every bullet point that applies to you and add up your points at the end to see how you score. It’s just a witty look at stereotypes, but I found myself nodding to more than a couple.
- Hearing the words palmetto and dolphin in the same sentence does not conjure images of a tranquil paradise, but rather ones of traffic horror.
- You either were or remember seeing someone visibly upset the day Celia Cruz died.
- When a hurricane comes, preparing for a party and preparing for an actual disaster go hand-in-hand.
- You visit New York City and are the only tourist who thinks the locals are polite.
- You have strong opinions about the art of Romero Britto.
- Broward County legitimately feels like a foreign country. It might as well be in Canada.
- You can’t remember the last time you voluntarily went anywhere on Ocean Drive.
I arrive at events on time. I’ve been told I’m an anomaly.
In the end, I scored 20, “16 to 20 points – Some born-and-raised types might still scoff, but go ahead and wear that Miamian status with pride. Someone has to.”
So, what would be on the list if it were called, “How Do You Know You’re a Real Australian?”