Living In South Jersey As Told By Someone From Central Jersey
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Living In South Jersey As Told By Someone From Central Jersey

It's a whole new world down here.

Living In South Jersey As Told By Someone From Central Jersey

The school year is now back in full effect and I have found myself starting to become a little homesick. I love my school and my friends, but there is something about South Jersey that makes me feel like a fish out of water. Actually, there are 9 specific things that make me feel that way. Here are the 9 changes you will have to acclimate to when living in South Jersey:

1. The parking lots

For whatever reason, I have never experienced a parking lot anywhere else on Earth like the parking lots in South Jersey. I constantly feel like I'm stuck in a maze, frequently being stopped by stop signs, and often left wondering, "how do I get out of here?"

2. The long, winding roads

No matter where you're going, it's going to take at least 20 minutes.

3. The bugs

I did us all a favor here by using this picture, considering the terrifying pictures that came up when I searched "spider" on Google Images. The amount of spiders, crickets, and unknown bugs I have killed in cold blood since I have moved into my apartment is astounding. I've declared myself a professional.

4. Walgreens. Where is it?

Nothing against CVS. Just asking a question.

5. No service

I have never experienced so many dead zones in my life. Every time I get a call, I have to run outside just so the person can hear me. "Hello? Hello? Are you there?"

6. Everyone loves Philly teams

Being a Jets and Yankees fan, this is pretty heartbreaking. Anyone from New Jersey that likes any of the New York and New Jersey teams understands this struggle in South Jersey.

7. Deer... everywhere

How I've managed not to hit a deer yet... the world may never know.

8. Everything is so far away

The mall, restaurants, food stores- you name it. No matter where you're heading it's going to take a while.

9. Bagels and pizza

Two of the best things in the world- ruined. Bagels and pizza are unarguably one of the best things about going home.

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