Charlene Ross | Mark Hachem Home Magazine Listicles Share on Facebook WhatsApp Donate Tweet Copy Link These are some dead giveaways you were raised by Lebanese parents. They apply even if you were raised by Lebanese immigrant parents. #1 You’re forcibly bilingual and also often trilingual #2 Your family gatherings are huge #3 You learned to greet people with three kisses #4 If you grew up abroad, you thought every Lebanese adult was your aunt/uncle #5 And thought every Lebanese kid was your cousin #6 Your parents hated when you walked barefoot at home #7 You drank 7-UP & herbal tea as a cure over taking medicine #بكل_بيت_لبناني a mom’s prescription for anything ! pic.twitter.com/YK3K172xaj— Lebanese Pug (@LebanesePug) October 27, 2020 #8 You went to school even when sick because education was … importanter #9 They expected you to become either an engineer or a doctor #10 You don’t leave the house right after showering… …and you’ll enforce the same on your kids as your parents did (probably you are already doing so). #11 You always wear a “flanella”/undershirt… because they’ve always forced you to #12 You wear a jacket even if it isn’t cold… as a parental condition for you to go out #13 The kitchen drawer in your family home is full of plastic bags #14 And there is always a shelf of empty containers waiting to be reused Popsugar #15 A cookie box in your family home could be disappointingly misleading… #16 It’s just normal for you that your parents fight with guests to pay the bill at restaurants And you might be doing the same… #17 Free stuff stashed from airplanes and hotels “decorate” your family bathroom #18 Hummus for you is not a trend but something you grew up with #19 You almost always have zaatar at home #20 Similarly, olives are a staple in your house View this post on Instagram A post shared by Nadine Khalaf Aldridge (@foodienada) #21 If you think the above is not enough signs, that gallon of olive oil stored at home gives you up View this post on Instagram A post shared by Alessandra De Agazio (@ale_dea) #22 The fancy salon and dining room at home are reserved for guests #23 A curio for crystal glasses and souvenirs is always there… for no one to touch @the_house_dresser/Instagram #24 You know what it is to wait for the door conversation to end #25 You know to run for your life when you see the hand pinch gesture EMOJIPEDIA #26 Your parents eagerly socialize with your friends visiting #27 Your mom/dad is always the first person you call when you are in trouble or achieve something… No matter your age and marital status… #28 “Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother” is your life main principle #29 You’ve long learned that getting grounded is for your best… although never proven #30 You get phone calls from your mom/dad all the time, even when you are on a date… Share on Facebook WhatsApp Donate Tweet Copy Link Support our independent media - contribute today! Become a Patron!