D.C. February 01, 2017
10 Reasons People From DC Are Unbelievably Tough
DC Is an amazing place to live. It’s beautiful and fun and there is always something interesting to do here. However, we should warn you that if you want to live here you have to be tough. And we mean really tough. Why? We’ll here are 10 reasons people from DC are unbelievably tough.
1. The traffic
Terrible potholes, constant honking horns, aggressive drivers, long commutes, we have it all in DC and we learn how to handle it with ease.
2. Heartbreaking sports team losses
Every year we endure heartbreak, (Usually in the post-season, unless it’s the Redskins because they rarely make it post-season) and we are stronger for it.
3. The outrageous humidity in the summer.
DC in the summer is one sticky, sweaty hot mess. But residents know how to handle it.
4. The high cost of living.
You want to be intimidated? Check out the cost of living here. But DC residents won’t blink an eye at the high cost of rent. Instead they’ll show you how to find the best free places and cheap eats.
5. The tourists.
We dodge segways and scoot under picture takers. It’s like the DC dance of muscling through throngs of tourists.
6. The ever changing political climate.
There is always something happening in the world and chance are, the spotlight is on DC. Not only do DC residents handle revolving door of politicians in town but we also handle…
We believe in the right to free speech and we love that people choose our city to exercise that right. However, most of the time we’re running late to a meeting or trying to catch a cab and we have to get around, fight through and deal with protesters.
8. The confusing city streets
Not to mention, it’s confusing enough just getting around DC. They say all roads lead to the Capitol but half of the roads are one-ways, there are a lot of circles and you might just end up on the other side of town without even realizing you missed your turn. DC people have to toughen up when it comes to getting around because our other mode of transportation…
9. Is the metro
It’s almost never on time. There’s always delays or track work and best of luck to you if you are at Metro Center at 5:15 on a Tuesday.
10. But really, above all, we have to deal taxation without representation.
It is not fair and it will never be fair. And it’s a part of daily life for us in DC.
As you can see, DC residents are a tough bunch. But we’re also warm, welcoming and fantastically fun. Come for a visit and you’ll see!
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