D.C. May 06, 2017
10 Legitimate Signs That You Grew Up In Washington DC
There are a lot of people living in DC and there are very few people who can claim it as their native city. Native Washingtonians understand that there will always be people moving into and out of DC. But they still love that no one can call it home like they can. Because you only know these 10 things if you grew up in DC.
1. You went to every single Smithsonian at least once.
And honestly probably twice. And all of your trips were with the rest of your class on a school trip.
2. You’ve listened to a lot of go go music.
It was the music of the city and you were legitimately sad when Chuck Brown passed away.
3. You are an expert at taking the bus.
You also probably had an unlimited Metro SmartStudent pass before they replaced them with the all-purpose Metro card.
4. And getting a licenses wasn’t really too big of a deal.
Because you really didn’t even drive even after you got your license. After all parking was tough and you had been getting all over the city on the bus and metro for years.
5. You know the Eastern Motors jingle by heart.
"At Eastern Motors, your job's your credit." Over 600 cars and trucks! You know you know it!
6. You understand what "If you don’t get it, you don’t get it." means.
The famous Washington Post slogan was a constant presence in DC. Remember the radio commercials?
7. You’ve used the word "bama" in a sentence.
Let’s just say it’s song for someone you disagree with. In fact, you’ve used most DC slang in a sentence.
8. You sometimes still call the Wizards the Bullets.
You may even have some bright red white and blue Bullet gear laying around.
9. You remember when the new trendy hot spot was actually a dangerous neighborhood.
DC is known for changing and you are used to neighborhoods and areas constantly evolving. But it still makes you laugh to know all of your friends are inviting you to a dinner on the street you're mother would never let you go as a child.
10. You know about the "Social Safeway".
Yes, on a corner in Georgetown, it’s rumored that singles used to meet while shopping at Safeway. Of course, the one that’s present today isn’t quite the same social Safeway it was before 2010 but it might still be a magic meeting spot.
Did you recognize any of these 10 signs?
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