Massachusetts is an amazing place to live and work, but it also has its fair share of quirks. Life here can deliver some pretty odd situations, but nothing we can’t handle without a smile. Check out these bizarre experiences every true Bay Stater has had.
1. You’ve blasted the air-conditioning and scraped ice off your car in the same day.
Maybe even within the same couple hours.
2. You’ve hit a pothole almost deep enough to swallow your car whole.
Checking your tires after a long drive is just another fun part of Massachusetts life.
3. When the line at Dunkin' Donuts is too long, you've simply walked out and tried the one next door.
It's no joke that there's a Dunkin' Donuts on nearly every corner.
4. Someone from another state has accused you of having an accent.
You vigorously denied this…but secretly wondered if it’s true.
5. You’re used to the spring season being about three weeks long.
Spring in Massachusetts is so fleeting, it’s more like the pre-summer season.
6. You’ve left the house with an umbrella, flip flops, snow boots and a t-shirt. Because you just never know around here.
The weather in Massachusetts is more temperamental than a toddler and changes faster than should be legal.
7. You’ve found yourself randomly humming the jingle for Water Country, and can’t see a W.B. Mason truck without thinking "who but?"
It’s almost like a brain infection.
8. You’ve been met with a confused look when you’ve ordered a coffee "regular" while out of state.
No, not black – regular. At Dunks, this official means three creams, three sugars. While the definition can get a little muddy as you travel farther south, almost everyone agrees that ordering a "regular" coffee way easier than ordering almost anything from Starbucks.
9. You’ve driven across state borders for fireworks or liquor.
Massachusetts may be great, but the tax-free shopping to the north can be pretty tempting.
10. You’ve seriously considered putting in a time-off request for the day after St. Patrick’s day.
In fact, you may have even requested this day off months ahead.
11. You’ve miscommunicated with an out-of-stater about directions because they measured in miles and you measured in time.
How is it more useful to know the miles to the closest Dunkin’ Donuts rather than the minutes?
12. You’ve added an extra 30 minutes to your drive because the fall foliage on the backroads is just soooo pretty.
Sometimes it’s hard to keep our eyes on the road.
13. You've misunderstood an out-of-stater because you assumed they were being sarcastic.
Sarcasm practically runs in our blood.