Look, we know NJ is the butt of a ton of jokes, some of them on this very website (sorry?), and some of them totally warranted, but the fact is, you don't know much of anything about NJ (unless you're from here, in which case, you're excused). The next time you want to bad mouth us, at least be educated about what lies on the other side of those bridges and tunnels.
1. Pork roll is an acceptable meat at any meal
In Northern Jersey, you may hear pork roll referred to as "Taylor Ham"; either way it's still delicious.
2. Going down the shore isn't as awful as it looks on TV
Really, not all shore points consist of boozed-up, overly tan twenty-somethings (okay, some do) and most NJ residents resent the fact that this is what comes to mind when people hear the term "Jersey Shore". The shore is our pride and those who make fun of it or try to put it down probably haven't been to Parker House, or eaten chili cheese fries on the boardwalk, or won a million useless tickets playing skeeball.
3. We don't pump our own gas
Really. We never have to leave the comfort of our Jeep to fill up since self-service gas stations don't exist here. So while you're trying to figure out why it keeps turning off when you’re 100% positive you can fit another quarter gallon in there, we're checking our phones and our hair.