Jeff Foxworthy was the driving force behind the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. It was his reputation that brought the tour together and he was a big part of its success. His major contribution was his “You know you’re a redneck when…” skits. One of my particular favorites was his assertion that you know you’re a redneck when your toothbrush is a hand-me-down, and I couldn’t help but think I’d take the perfect sonic brush over a hand-me-down toothbrush any day. I might be a little bit redneck, but I’m not that much of a redneck! We thought it would be fun to put together our own list, so without any further delay, here are our top 5 signs that tell if “You may be a redneck.”
You Use Toilet Paper as Kleenex to Save Money
Have you ever thought of simple ways to save money? There’s a good chance you have, and I think most of us do at some point in our day that’s just human nature. Have you ever gone so far as to use toilet paper in place of Kleenex as a one-stop solution to all of your cleaning needs? If you answered “Yes” to this question, there’s a very good chance you’re a redneck. Toilet paper can be a multi-use paper product, and one of the values of being a down-to-earth redneck is being able to recognize simple truths like this.
Your Running Shoes Have More Holes than Swiss Cheese
A redneck believes in recycling, and that means using every piece of clothing and material until it really is completely worn out. Why replace something if you can repair it? This is the true motto of a redneck, and if you’re a believer in the value of getting every bit of use out of an article of clothing, there’s a good chance you are a redneck. If your running shoes have more holes than a piece of Swiss cheese because you’re not willing to part with them, then you might be a redneck.
Cheeseburgers Are Your Sunday Dinner
Many families like to save their biggest family meal for Sunday, when they know everyone will be home and able to spend time together. That means breaking out the food cutlery and cooking up a feast that you wouldn’t have the time for the rest of the week. If your Sunday dinner involves a healthy helping of cheeseburgers and French fries, that’s a pretty sure sign you are a redneck. Who needs all those fancy greens, steak, and shrimp right? Having cheeseburgers for Sunday dinner may not be proof positive that you are a redneck, but it’s a pretty good indicator.
You Only Drink Beer from a Bottle
Some people say that beer tastes better once you pour it into a glass. Apparently the act of pouring the beer unleashes flavor and activates the carbon, and so it really is the best way to drink a beer. Others wouldn’t dream of pouring their beer into a glass when it’s already stored in a perfectly good bottle. Why dirty a glass when you don’t have to? If you only drink your beer from a bottle, there’s a good chance you’re may be a redneck.
You Think Virtual Reality is a Civil War Re-Enactment
In the last couple of years, virtual reality technology has made some great strides; we’re now seeing this technology make its way into mainstream products. It seems likely that a lot of homes will have some sort of virtual reality gear in the near future. If you’re not sure what all the fuss is about, that might be because you’re a holdout from technology. In fact, if your idea of virtual reality is a Civil War re-enactment down at the local park, you just might be a redneck.