You know you're from Christchurch when . . .

Written By Lingkar Dunia on Saturday, March 26, 2011 | 9:02 PM

You have to admit that it takes guts to be funny in the face of ongoing disaster

 I can't find who to credit, but the Saturday Dominion Post has a very amusing list of what identifies a citizen of Christchurch, as the after shocks go on and on ... and on.  Here is a sampling:

# Geonet or ChristchurchQuakeMap is your homepage

# The rest of the country offers you a place to stay

# You sleep in one suburb, shower in another, and collect water from yet another

# You are happy two police officers came to visit

# You think it is fine for a soldier to be stationed at the end of your street

# It is normal to greet people with "do you need a shower?"

# Every house is a crack house

# Little boys don't get excited when they see (another) digger or a dozer -- but all the adults in the street cheer wildly

# When a massive group of students appears in your street, you feel overwhelmed with gratitude, instead of calling the police.  And what's more they leave the street in better condition than when they arrived.

# The answer to where anything is -- "It's on the floor."

# Your teenagers are only too happy to sleep in the same room as their parents.

# You smile at strangers and greet people like you're one big family

# Going to Wellington to escape earthquakes makes sense.

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