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  • You flew before you could walk
  • You can't answer the question, “Where are you from?”
  • You have a passport, but no driver's license
  • You watch National Geographic specials and recognize someone
  • You run into someone you know at every airport
  • You have a time zone map next to your telephone
  • Your life story uses the phrase “Then we went to ...”“ five times
  • You speak with authority on the quality of airline travel
  • The travel channel makes you homesick
  • You read the international section before the comics
  • You live at school, work in the tropics, and go home for vacation
  • You sort your friends by continent
  • Someone brings up the name of a team, and you get the sport wrong
  • You know there is no such thing as an international language
  • Your second major is in a foreign language you already speak
  • You realize it really is a small world, after all
  • You watch a movie set in a foreign country, and you know what the nationals are really saying into the camera
  • 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
  • You have a name in at least two different languages, and it's not the same one
  • You think VISA is a document stamped in your passport, and not a plastic card you carry in your wallet
  • You automatically take off your shoes as soon as you get home
  • You won't eat Uncle Ben's rice because it doesn't stick together
  • Half of your phone calls are unintelligible to those around you
  • You go to Pizza Hut or Wendy's and you wonder why there's no chili sauce
  • You know the geography of the rest of the world, but you don't know the geography of your own country
  • You have best friends in five different countries
  • You ask your roommate when the maid service is scheduled to come clean the room
  • You're spoilt.
  • You know it.
  • You're VERY spoiled.

... So be forewarned parents!

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