D.C. June 23, 2017
11 Things No Self-Respecting Person from Washington DC Would Ever Do
We have our differences in DC. Some of us prefer the Northwest quadrant while others prefer the Southeast. There are those that cheer for the Orioles and the ones who migrated toward the Nationals. We have different beliefs in religion and politics. However, there are some ways that those living in the District are alike. And usually it has more to do with the things we don’t do. Here are 11 things no self-respecting person from Washington DC will ever do.
1. Stand on the right side of the escalator.
It’s not just polite but it's treated as if it’s law. Always walk on the left and stand on the right.
2. Drive in snow.
Don’t even think about it. In DC, we know that everything, and we do mean, everything, shuts down. Between potholes, narrow streets and snow plows that always take their time, we don’t bother even trying to drive during the snow.
3. Freak out over the motorcade.
We understand it’s cool if you’ve never seen it but for us, it’s not that exciting. Tourists are pulling out their phone to snap photos and hoping the President will pop his head out the window. Meanwhile we’re checking our watch and trying to mentally determine how long this parade of cars is going to go.
4. Willingly visit tourists spots in prime season.
If a parent, sibling, cousin, college roommate or long lost friend come to visit, then yes, we can be persuaded to head to The Mall on a Saturday in the middle of summer so we can squeeze around crowds. But if we can avoid the tourist spots, we do.
5. Turn down a brunch invite.
6. Pass up a parking spot.
If you happen to be driving in DC, which is a rarity, you know that parking is tough to find. If we do happen to pass a parking spot, most of us are not going to pass right by in the hopes of finding something closer.
7. Not support the Caps.
The lines in the city are divided on many things: baseball teams, political parties, best neighborhoods. But the one thing we can all do as a District is rock the red.
8. Not follow politics.
There’s a reason that it’s called "The DC Bubble." It is because are surrounded by politics in a way that no other place in the country is and so trying to ignore it or not have an opinion is simply not an option.
9. Drink generic, mass-produced beer.
craft beer scene
in DC has exploded and if you are a true Washingtonian, you would never favor a Bud Light over a DC Brau or Three Stars beer.
10. Say New York is the better city.
The rivalry is real and DC wins it, hands down. DC is cleaner, more affordable, friendlier and let’s face it, just better.
11. Feel anything other than lucky to live here.
Finally, anyone lives here considers themselves lucky. It’s not perfect. It’s not always easy and it’s certainly not affordable. But we know that we are truly lucky to call Washington DC home.
How many of these do you avoid? If you are a Washingtonian,
then you might just know these 15 words from DC!