Chicago February 14, 2018
11 Hilarious Inside Jokes You’ll Only Appreciate If You Hail From Chicago
It’s healthy to poke a little fun at ourselves now and again. With a sense of humor better than any other city, Chicago is a place that can joke around and make light of anything. If you’re a true Chicagoan, you’ll get these memes right away. If you love a good laugh, keep scrolling for funny things we’re all thinking.
1. Every newcomer knows this well.
The city is all fun at first with its beautiful views and trendy restaurants... that you can't afford to live near. It's all fun and games when you're a tourist, but city life can be hard too.
2. This is sad but true.
Traffic slows to a crawl and people forget how to drive in inclement weather. You'll still get cut off when ice is covering the roads and don't expect other drivers to use turn signals in fog.
3. We've all been there.
Unless you don't own a car, you've definitely gotten a ticket here. Whether you forgot about street cleaning or misread a sign about permit parking, we've all paid that fine.
4. Sometimes, though, you get lucky.
Especially during inclement weather. If it's particularly nasty out, you can bet that meter maids aren't checking as diligently as they usually do. This is a sign that the parking gods are on your side. When this happens, buy a lottery ticket. It could be your lucky day.
5. We all know someone from here.
This is an affluent suburb, and its residents tend to show it off. Of course, not
everyone has a sports car, but they aren't an uncommon sight when driving though this area.
6. The weather forecast is always a gamble.
This is one of the most popular jokes about Chicago. We know that if it's raining, it'll likely stop within minutes. If it's hot, a chilling breeze will whip up soon.
7. No one likes that uncontrollable feeling of slipping on ice.
With winter comes icy streets, and Chicago isn't too great about cleaning them up. Walk carefully or risk looking like a fool.
8. It's a happy accident.
No one likes those red light cameras that often over-issue tickets. During winter, Chicagoans keep their plates covered to try and outwit the system. Legal? Not really... but it's pretty hard to prove that you've left your car intentionally icy during a blizzard.
9. The White Sox Stadium, right?
Of course any
true Chicagoan knows that the Sox play at Comiskey Field. Or is it U.S. Cellular Field?
10. Street parking is a game of Tetris that out-of-towners just can't win.
It's so easy to spot someone who is not used to Chicago street parking. They'll be a foot away from the curb or have their nose sticking out, just waiting to be side-swiped.
11. We pick on our neighbors.
Jokes about yuppies never get old. People from the suburbs often consider themselves Chicagoans too, but the truth is, their lives are much different from the urban city dweller.
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What other jokes about Chicago make you laugh? Share your favorite memes with us in the comments below!