D.C. April 23, 2017
9 Things Washingtonians Do That Seem Insane to Everyone Else
We are a fun bunch here in DC but that’s not to say we don’t have our quirks because we definitely do. Whether it’s not being phased by protests and motorcades or waiting in line for two hours for a dinner, we do some odd things here. Here are the 9 crazy things Washingtonians do.
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1. Wait in line
Whether it’s for cupcakes, the hottest restaurant or the latest exhibit, people in DC have no problem waiting in line and we do it often.
2. Argue politics
We don’t care if we just met you or we’re at a party or in the middle a bar, politics is never off the table. We will debate and then carry on with the rest of our evening.
It might not be politically correct anywhere else, but here it is (get it?)
3. Freak out over snow
We will all flock to the store, buy out all of the milk and bottled water and school and the government will be closed, whether it snows or not.
4. Specify if you live in DC or outside of it
It doesn’t matter if you are from five minutes outside of DC in Arlington, we will get you to specific if you and where you live in DC, probably within the first five minutes of meeting you.
5. Stay within our respective bubble.
If we live in DC, we like to stay in DC. It is way too far to go out to Northern Virginia or Maryland and most of the time we stay in our respective quadrants, if not our respective neighborhoods.
6. Get competitive in trivia, karaoke, kickball, actually anything really
Maybe it’s because there are so many over achievers in DC, but we are a very, very competitive bunch.
7. Bring an umbrella everywhere
It might be because we walk so much or because DC’s weather is so unpredictable but Washingtonians keep umbrellas everywhere.
8. Justify paying a high amount of rent
It’s completely normal to pay $2,000 in rent because I’m right near a Metro!
9. Speak in acronyms and shortened phrases.
You would say you have a meeting on the hill, not at the Capitol. The Mall is the National Mall but if you’re going to Pentagon City, you probably are going to the mall. The entire area is the DMV. You work for the DOD, not the Department of Defense.
So we might be a little odd here in DC but we’ll always love it,
even if we move away.