Chicago October 04, 2017
11 Unwritten Rules Every Chicagoan Lives By ‘Til Death
Chicagoans have developed some unwritten rules over the years that you’d better follow if you find yourself in the city. From how to behave to how to eat, we might be a little pretentious with a few of these Chicago must (and never)-dos.
Think you know how to pass as a true Chicago resident? Keep scrolling to see if you’re following all these rules.
1. You have to choose between the Cubs and the Sox.
No - you can't support both.
2. It's still called the Sears Tower.
Ask us how to find the Willis Tower, and we'll point you in the wrong direction.
3. Only drink local beer.
Forget Heineken, Bud Light, and Corona when you have Goose Island, Three Floyds, and Revolution Brewing.
4. Dibs is legit
We'll cut your breakline if you park in the spot out of which we dug the snow.
5. Never put ketchup on a hotdog.
These delicacies come with their own slew of toppings.
6. Never ride your bike on the street.
It's actually illegal and dangerous to pedestrians, so just stay on the road.
7. If you're driving, always add 10 to 15 minutes.
Commuting during rush hour in the city will always add time no matter what Maps says.
8. Don't eat (smelly) food on the train.
We could write a whole book about unwritten rules of the CTA.
9. Let others off the train before you get on.
There will be more room for you to fit if you let those departing do their thing first.
10. Never talk on your phone on the train.
No one - seriously no one - wants to hear your conversation.
11. Never take public transit late at night.
We all know that's when the crazies come out - and the drunks.
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What other unwritten rules do you adhere to? Share your thoughts with us!