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If you don't drink you are not a Goan ...?
You know you are a Goan when......????

? You eat Sorpotel
? No matter where you go in the world you will find another Goan named D'Souza or Fernandes.
? You would rather know what village someones great grandfather came from before being introduced
? Other nationalities don't know whether it is a coincidence or incest when you also introduce your wife as a former D'Souza and you really scare them when you say your brother also married a D'Souza.

? When you tell your parents you got 98% in an exam and they ask you what happened to the other two percent.
? You put your clothes in suitcases instead of wardrobes.
? Your mother has a minor disagreement with her sister & doesn't talk to her for ten years.
? You call an older person you've never met before "uncle".

? When you hide everything from your parents.
? Your mother does everything for you if you are a male.
? You do all the housework & cooking if you are a female.
? You think you can sing.
? Your best friend got married at the age of 18.

? When you like the meat well done.
? You eat onions with everything.
? You fight over who pays the dinner bill.
? You don't understand what "No, thank you" means after you have offered food to someone ....and yet you keep on insisting.
? You have to outdo your friends with something that is bigger, better, more expensive even if you can't afford it.

? When you're walking out of customs with your trolley at the airport and you see all 25 members of your family who have come to pick you up.
? You go back to
Goa & people treat you like a member of the royal family.
? You ask your dad a simple question & he tells you the story of how he had to walk miles barefoot just to get to school.
? When you were little you always wondered why your English friends waited until after breakfast to brush their teeth when you did it first thing in the morning.

? When you wonder how odd it would be to see your parents get within one foot of each other (forget about holding hands!).
? You have annoying & funny nicknames like Pitush, Babush,
Bostiao, Popot, etc.
? Your mother measures wealth in gold & diamonds.
? You are really confused whether or not you are Portuguese.......heaven forbid Indian...!
? Your parents push you to get married all the time but find all other races other than Goan unacceptable.
? Your parents accuse you of dressing like a "hampulem"
? You get excited whenever "Xevttto, Bangddo, Vissonn or Tal'lo" is mentioned.

? When no one ever seems to call ahead of time to say they are coming over for a visit.
? You miss a Goan dance and your friends tell you there were lots of young people there.
? You cheerfully give away your favorite recipes when asked but intentionally leave out the most important ingredients.
? You see pictures of the
Caribbean and you say "it's just like Goa"
? Portuguese & Brazilian footballers are all Goans for you.

?You've spent a lot of time & effort getting the pulao just right & all your Goan friends proceed to dump salt in it.
? Two minutes into a conversation you tell a stranger you have 2 acres,20 teak and 30 coconut trees.
? You are comfortable going for a holiday back to
in May...just to sample the mangoes/jackfruits and miskut.
?A majority of your wardrobe consists of football club t-shirts.
? You don't know how to hold a cricket bat yet you talk cricket...
? You think 'pilots' ride rajdoot motorcycles.

? When you are well versed in property law even though you're a welder by profession and haven't passed 10th grade.
?You have six middle names most of which you cannot pronounce.
? You run out of the door when you hear a coconut falling.
? Your entire family is constantly fighting over property they all inherited from somebody else.
? You make your way back to the village after 15 years just to celebrate the church feast in your ancestral house just to show everybody you are still a "bhatkar".

? When you interject 'what', 'man' and 're' in every line of your conversation.
? You drink/bathe in well water even though you have a tap connection.
? You eat last night's curry the next morning.
? You call mangoes by portuguese names.
? Lastly, you are certainly not Goan if you don't eat
Pig, dance, drink Feni and drive!!!!!!!!

- Fwd by sweetnspicy(Bahrain)