You Know You're Living in Grand Cayman When . . .

Fourteen simple ways to recognize that yes, you are living in Grand Cayman.

You go out for a simple swim and end up kissing a very large stingray on a nice little patch of sand.

The sports section’s lead story is a full-page pictorial of the island flag football league.

You affectionately refer to friends as Bobo.

You reach for a fleece when the December temperatures dip into the upper 70’s.

You walk around downtown George Town dressed in pirate gear and it’s perfectly acceptable.

Views of Pirates Week from Margaritaville in Grand Cayman 2014
Pirates Week Cayman 2014

Island traffic transforms your normal 12 minute drive home from work to 16 minutes. You subsequently complain about how bad the traffic is getting on the island.

Sunday brunch is characterized by a three-hour rolling buffet of food and Mimosas.

You have to take out a small loan to pay for groceries.

With Carnival Cruise Lines fins looming over the downtown skyline, you avoid downtown between the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

You walk around Camana Bay and hear 5 different languages in 5 minutes.

You have been to the Turtle Farm often enough that you know the turtles by name.

Kids petting turtles at the Turtle Farm, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Turtle Petting

The highest point on island is a Mount Trashmore that randomly catches fire.

Gang warfare on island involves chickens and iguanas fighting for sidewalk space.

Iguana on a rock at the Turtle Farm in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Protecting Iguana Turf
Chicken walking in the grass
Because there were less chickens in the Grand Cayman road.

To get away from the hustle and bustle of island life, you take a “Staycation” out to the sparsely populated East End where you simply run into the same people from the West End.

Now folks that live in the Cayman Islands, what would you add to this list?

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