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Friends vs Southern Friends!

FRIENDS: Never ask for food.

SOUTHERN FRIENDS: Always bring the food.

FRIENDS: Will say ‘hello’.

SOUTHERN FRIENDS: Will give you a big hug and a kiss.

FRIENDS: Call your parents Mr. and Mrs.

SOUTHERN FRIENDS: Call your parents Mom and Dad

FRIENDS: Have never seen you cry.


FRIENDS: Will eat at your dinner table and leave.

SOUTHERN FRIENDS: Will spend hours there, talking, laughing, and just being together.

FRIENDS: Know a few things about you.

SOUTHERN FRIENDS: Could write a book with direct quotes from you.

FRIENDS: Will leave you behind if that’s what the crowd is doing.

SOUTHERN FRIENDS: Will kick the whole crowds’ back-ends that left you.

FRIENDS: Would knock on your door.

SOUTHERN FRIENDS: Walk right in and say, ‘I’m home!’

FRIENDS: will visit you in jail

SOUTHERN FRIENDS: will spend the night in jail with you   

FRIENDS: will visit you in the hospital when you’re sick

SOUTHERN FRIENDS: will cut your grass and clean your house then come spend the night with you in the hospital and cook for you when you come home

FRIENDS: have you on speed dial

SOUTHERN FRIENDS: have your number memorized

FRIENDS: Are for a while.


FRIENDS: Might ignore this.

SOUTHERN FRIENDS: Will forward this to all their Southern Friends

Which one are you?



April 7, 2009 - Posted by | Family, friends


  1. I am a GRITSX2 of course.

    Many civilized people have heard of GRITS “Girls raised in the South” but few are familar with the term “GRITSX2”. You have seen these people and are always pleasantly surprised when you meet them.

    So what are “GRITSX2” why they are Gentlemen Raised in the South by Girls Raised in the South of Course!

    GRITSX2 have successfully completed the in house training courses run by GRITS everywhere and who are living testimonials to their levels of expertise.

    A certified Gentleman raised in the South openly displays some of the following traits and skills taught by their GRITS.

    – They hold doors open for others. “Note this is not a sign of weekeness bur rather a sign of respect.
    – They respond with terms such as yes Mam and No Sir. Again not a sign of defiance but rather a sign of respect.
    – No one has to ask them to help others in times of need they typically are the ones who are organizing the efforts.
    – They typically do not understand the concept of charity to them it is just the act of helping a neighbor in need.
    – They are openly friendly and tend to smile a good bit and often are known to compliment others on their achievements even if the bigest achieve of the day is that new pair of shoes or a new hair style.
    – They may at times forget your name but they never forget your face and will stop to speak even during a trying day.
    – They are living personifications of the term “Gentle Men”. They will hold a ladies hand and help her in and out of a car, they will be kind and gentle with small children and pets but not hesitate to defend the principals that have made this country the model for the entire world even if it means getting physical. BTW did you know that there are more Military Colleges in the South East than in any other area of the country. Wonder why that is? My theory is much like a great watch dog they have been trained by their GRITS when it is appropriate to be agressive and when it is not.

    The reason I am privileged to speak with such a level of authority is that I am a Certified Gentleman Raised in The South. I had the fortune of being blessed by being raised by a Platinum level GRITS.

    Unfortunately my GRITS has retired to her just rewards but she left me with some words of wisdom prior to her departure.

    “Men are what their Mothers Make Them”

    So the next time you run into a Gentleman Raised in the South ask him for his GRITS name and number and give her a call and thank her for her efforts and her contributions to society.

    Comment by thecareercoach | April 18, 2009 | Reply

  2. Why do SOUTHERN FRIENDS: Call your parents Mom and Dad because they consider you family of course. Which explains a lot of the other differences as well.

    Comment by thecareercoach | April 18, 2009 | Reply

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