10 Questions People In Quincy Are TIRED of Hearing
Living in Quincy, I've always said, it's a great place to get married and raise a family. But we've all gotten plenty of questions from "outsiders" that have definitely left me looking like a deer in the headlights. Here are a few of my favorites.
Is that by Chicago?
Sure, if you think being five hours away is close, then yes we are close to Chicago.
Isn't a Maid-Rite the same as a Sloppy Joe?
NO!!! Never go into Maid-Rite and order a "Sloppy Joe". There is no sauce in a maid-rite, that's the difference.
Oh, do you know [some other person in Quincy that they know]?
Probably not. Here's a crazy concept: I don't know all 44,000 people in Quincy. I know you are shocked!
What time zone is that?
Maybe not a FREQUENTLY asked question, but I was totally asked this on a recent trip to Chicago. I am not kidding. I truly didn't know how to respond.
Is there anything to do there?
I don't live on a island in the middle of no where, there is something going almost every weekend.
Do you live on a farm?
I don't. Some people do, but I don't. Most of us don't actually. Next question.
That's really close to the Mississippi. Does your house flood when it rains?
I mean, maybe if the pipes back up or something. But you know most of our houses aren't actually ON the river, right?
Quincy, huh? That a big college town?
There's a college here, if that's what you're asking. But we're not a "college town".
How long it take you to drive here?
What is it with your constant fascination with my commute time? I didn't time myself. I'll be sure to next time.
Where is that?
Illinois on the river. Two hours north of St. Louis. The pregnant belly of Illinois. "By Springfield" (kind of). I don't know, get a map and look it up!