You grew up on liver sandwiches…. and thought that was normal.
You make your own noodles.
You try and reuse gift wrappers, gift boxes, and of course aluminum foil.
You are standing next to the two largest suitcases at the airport.
You talk for an hour at the front door when leaving someone’s house.
You can fit 10 people into a Dacia.
You have rugs covering every inch of your house.
You have or had rugs on your walls.
Your mom tells you you’re too skinny even though your 30 pounds overweight.
You ever heard of ‘stomach stew’.
Your mom recycles plastic cups and paper plates, and sandwich bags by washing them.
You don’t know how to use a dishwasher.
You have a vinyl tablecloth on your kitchen table.
You use grocery bags to hold garbage.
Your dad ever butchered a pig or lamb.
You keep leftover food in your fridge in as many numbers of bowls as possible.
Your parents call you farm animals when you get them mad.
Your dad ever told you to smack yourself over the mouth for being disrespectful.
Your mom washes your clothing at 40.
You don’t use measuring cups when cooking.
You feel like you’ve gotten a good deal if you didn’t pay tax.
You only make long distance calls after 11 p.m.
If you don’t live at home, when your parents call, they ask if you’ve eaten, even if it’s midnight.
When your parents meet strangers and talk for a few minutes, you discover you’re talking to a distant cousin.
Your parents don’t realize phone connections to foreign countries have improved in the last two decades, and still scream at the top of their lungs when making foreign calls.
You have bed sheets on your sofas so as to keep them away from getting dirty.
It’s “normal” if your wedding has 600 people.
You don’t know half the people at your wedding because your parents invited them.
You’ve seen the ground while inside the lavatory of a train.
You have mastered the art of bargaining in grocery shopping.
You walk out of the grocery store with no less then two packed shopping carts weekly.
You’re proud to be Romanian!!!