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You have been in Russia for too long if…

  • You carry a plastic shopping bag with you just in case’.
  • When crossing the street, you sprint.
  • You are impressed with the new model Lada or Volga.
  • You hear the radio say it is zero degrees outside and you think it is a nice day for a change.
  • You actually know and CARE whether Zenit won last night
  • You win a shoving match with an old babushka for a place in line, and you are proud of it.
  • You are pleasantly surprised when there is toilet paper in the WC at work/school
  • You give a 10% tip only if the waiter has been really exceptional.
  • You are relieved when the guy standing next to you on the bus actually uses a handkerchief.
  • You discover a new love of beets.
  • You know seven people whose favorite novel is “The Master and Margarita”.
  • You change into ‘tapki’ (slippers) and wash your hands as soon as you walk into your apartment.
  • You start thinking of black bread as a good chaser for vodka.
  • You drink the brine from empty pickle jars.
  • You know more than 20 Lenas, 30 Mashas and 60 Sashas.
  • ‘Remont’, ‘Pivo’ and ‘nalivai’ (Renovation, beer and pour some more) become integral parts of your vocabulary.
  • You think metal doors are a necessity.
  • A gallon of milk seems like a foreign concept.
  • You do not take off that silly sticker on the sunglasses that you just bought.
  • You sit in silence on your bags for a few moments before leaving on any long journey.
  • You catch yourself whistling indoors and feel guilty.
  • You never smile in public when you’re alone.
  • You know the official at the metro station/airport/border post/post office/raliway station, etc. etc. is going to say ‘nyet’ (no), but you argue anyway.
  • The word ‘salad’ ceases to have anything to do with lettuce.
  • Mayonnaise becomes your dressing of choice.
  • You do not leave any room between you and person in front of you in line. Ever.
  • You are no longer surprised when your taxi driver tells you that before Perestroika, he worked as a rocket scientist.
  • You dress up in your best outfits for work/school.
  • You actually laugh at Russian jokes.
  • And when you get home…

  • You try to pay a traffic fine on the spot and get arrested for attempted bribery.
  • You look for ‘kvas’ and ‘kefir’ in the supermarket and ask to buy half a head of cabbage.
  • You see a car with flashing lights and think it’s a politician.
  • You forget to clear your own tray at fast food restaurants.
  • You are in awe that after three days at home, your shoes are still clean.
  • You get wildly offended when you are asked to pay at the coat check.
  • You answer the phone with ‘Allo’?
  • You feel queasy when someone tries to shake your hand over a threshold.
  • Before getting in line at the grocery store, you ask ‘Kto poslednii?” (Who’s last?)
  • You specify ‘no gas’ when asking for water.
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