Wednesday, May 18, 2005

You Know You're From Boston When...

Just got this e-mailed to me. Yep...they nailed us Bostonians...

You drink tonic.
You know what a bubbler is.
Your family will disown you if you're a Yankees fan.
You think there's no life west of 495.
You know they're called rotaries, not roundabouts or circles.
You're considered among the worst drivers in the country.
You think 1-way streets are common everywhere.
You know what a "buckner" is.
You know what the Big Dig is.
You knew Great Woods and the Garden.
The words "Southie" and "Eastie" have some meaning to you.
You know what the Beanpot is.
You know what nationality predominates in the North End and Eastie.
You consider Worcester and Springfield "cow pastures."
You know what the Central Artery is.
You have to dial the area code just to call across the street.
It doesn't surprise you to see someone talking on their cell while drinking a coffee and driving with their knees.
You can't go more than a few blocks without hearing a horn beeped.
It's tough to break 40 due to the city traffic but you do it anyway.
You know what the Monster is.
You think of Philadelphia as the Midwest.
You think it's your God-given right to cut someone off in traffic.
You think there are only 25 letters in the alphabet (no R's).
You think three straight days of 90+ temperatures is a heatwave.
All your pets are named after Celtics, Sox or Bruins.
You refer to 6 inches of snow as a "dusting."
Just hearing the words "New York" puts you in an angry mood.
You don't think you have an attitude.
You always 'bang a left' as soon as the light turns green, and oncoming traffic always expects it.
Everything in town is "a five minute walk."
When out of town, you think the natives of the area are all whacked.
You believe using your turn signal is a sign of weakness.
You don't realize that you walk and talk twice as fast as everyone else.
You're anal, neurotic, pessimistic and stubborn.
You think if someone is nice to you, they must want something or are from out of town.
Your favorite adjective is "wicked."
You think 63 degree ocean water is warm.

2 Comments:

Anonymous emily said...

now, you realize that you'll have to explain what a bubbler is, don't you? ;)

12:03 PM  
Blogger Vanessa Virtue said...

Hey Emily! A "bubbler" is what New Englanders call a water fountain. We had our bottle water at work discontinued and the office manager said "just use the bubbler" and I thought she wanted me to go drink out of a fountain outside or something! = )

9:09 AM  

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