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You Know You're From Boston If.......


1. You have to dial the area code to call your neighbor
2. You think crosswalks are for babies
3. Khaki's are something you start the car with
4. You think if someone's nice to you, they either want something or they're from out of town (and probably lost)
5. You know how to cross 4 lanes of traffic in 5 seconds
6. If you hear someone say "pahk the cah in hahvad yahd" one more time you're going to slap them upside the head.
7. Anything past Worcester is "the middle of nowhere"
8. You are amazed when traveling out of town that people who work at McDonald's speak English.
9. You think it's not actually tailgating unless your bumper is touching the car in front of you.
10. You know that a yellow light means at least 5 more cars can get through.....
11. and that a red light means 2 more can.
12. Crown Victoria = undercover cop
13. Subway is a fast food place. The transportation system is known as the "T", and only the "T"
14. For the cost of your house, you could own a small town in Iowa.
15. There are 6 Dunkin Donuts within 20 minutes of your house.
16. You or someone in your family worked on the Big Dig
17. When people talk about the "curse of the Bambino", you know what they're talking about (and believe in it too)
18. You know what the blinking red light atop the Hancock tower means in the summer.
19. You think of Rhode Island as the "deep south"
20. You think the Yankee's suck.
21. You believe using a turn signal "gives away your plan to the enemy"
22. If you stay on the same road long enough, it will eventually have 3 names
23. Someone has honked at you because you didn't peel out the second the light turned green.
24. You've honked at someone because they didn't peel out the second
the light turned green.
25. All the potholes just add excitement to your driving experiences.
26. Stop signs mean slow down a little, but only if you feel like it.
27. 6 inches of snow is considered a "dusting"
28. 3 days of 90+ heat is definitely a "heat wave" and 63 degree weather is "wicked warm".
29. $15 to park is a bargain
30. You cringe every time you hear some actor/actress try to do the Boston accent, even if they were born here
 

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You think there are only 25 letters in the alphabet (no R's).
You still can't bear to watch highlights from game 6 of the 1986 World Series. :cry:

How you know you weren't born in Mass

You wear a Harvard sweatshirt.
You ask directions to "Cheers."
You order a grinder and a soda.
You follow soccer.
You eat at Durgin Park.
You pronounce it "Worchester" or Glouchester."
You call it "COPELY" square.

BASIC RULES FOR DRIVING IN BOSTON
(subject to change at any time):

When on a one way street, stay to the right to allow oncoming traffic to pass.

Never, ever, stop for a pedestrian unless he flings himself under the wheels of your car.

The first parking space you see will be the last parking space you see. Grab it.

Double park in the North End of Boston, unless triple parking is available.

Learn to swerve abruptly. Boston is the home of slalom driving, thanks to the Registry of Motor Vehicles, which puts potholes in key locations to test drivers' reflexes and keep them on their toes.

Never get in the way of a car that needs extensive bodywork.

Always look both ways when running a red light.

Honk your horn the instant the light changes.

Breakdown lanes are not for breaking down, but for speeding, especially during rush hour. Breakdown lanes may also end without warning causing traffic jams as people merge back in.

Never use directional signals when changing lanes. They only warn other drivers to speed up and not let you in.

Making eye contact revokes your right of way.

Never pass on the left when you can pass on the right.

Whenever possible, stop in the middle of a crosswalk to ensure inconveniencing as many pedestrians as possible. And if a pedestrian ahead of you steps in the road, speed up loudly and chase him back up on the curb. Peds have no rights.
 
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