When you spend some time in Massachusetts, you start to notice the special way things are done around these parts. We may sometimes act a little weird here in the Bay State but the longer you stay, the more you’ll think we’re onto something. Here are some of the things people in Massachusetts do that might seem a little odd to an outsider.
1. We're freaked out by tomatoes in our chowder.
Take that slop back to New York.
2. We take the day after St. Patrick's Day off.
You know...for health reasons.
3. Speaking of which, we celebrate Evacuation Day, too.
March 17th is ALSO the date the British left Boston and we're still pretty excited about it.
4. We always know the location of the nearest Dunkin Donuts.
Though it's usually not that hard to figure out. If you're not looking straight at one, there's probably one behind you.
5. We let out-of-staters know about the tunnel to Cape Cod.
It's only right to be helpful.
6. We take our lobster on a roll.
It's easier, tastier, and frees up a hand to...ahem..."signal" to other drivers.
7. We correct people who mispronounce our rather difficult place names.
Gloucester, Leicester, Scituate, Worcester and many more. We can handle them all.
8. We give directions on Cape Cod by pointing to our arms.
It's oddly accurate and extremely convenient.
9. We'll tell you the difference between a frappe, a milkshake, and a cabinet.
Shhh. It's a state secret.
10. When we don't have enough fridge space in the winter, you'll find our perishables out in the snow.
Nothing nicer than a frosty beer with ACTUAL frost on it.
11. We keep an ice scraper and snow shovel in our cars pretty much all year round.
It could be 70 degrees in the morning and a frozen wasteland at noon. We like to be prepared.
12. We get our ice cream from ding dong carts.
If you grew up in Western Massachusetts, you'd know that cheerful sound anywhere.
13. We never call Boston "Beantown".
That's too weird, even for us.
We’re not crazy, just crazy cool. What do you do that an out-of-state friend might give you a funny look for?