Saturday, 7 November 2009

You know you are an expat when...

You bump into friends at international airports.
You are a member of at least one recreational/country club.
School trips nearly always involved a passport and a visa.
You have to take at least one plane to get 'home'.
Your school was big, international and has closed for SARS/bomb threats/bird flu.
There are police outside your school.
You can't answer the question, "Where are you from?".
You flew before you could walk.
You have a time zone map on your telephone/computer.
You don't know where home is.
You sort your friends by continent.
Rain on a tile patio -- or a corrugated metal roof -- is one of the most wonderful sounds in the world.
You haggle with the checkout clerk for a lower price.
Your wardrobe can only handle two seasons: wet and dry.
You won't eat Uncle Ben's rice because it doesn't stick together.
You go to Pizza Hut or McDonald's and you wonder why there's no chili sauce.

Yes - for our kids, this applies to 100%!!!