Massachusetts May 11, 2016
13 Things Everyone In Massachusetts Should Avoid At All Costs
Living in this state has its ups and downs (mostly ups), but there are some things that Massachusetts natives should just avoid like the plague. For all its natural beauty and wonderful advantages, sometimes living in this state presents its own special set of challenges.
1. Ordering a milkshake when you really want a frappe. If you're looking for ice cream in there, you won't find it.
2. Trying to find parking anywhere near Fenway Park during a Red Sox game. Your chances of getting called onto the field to sing the anthem are higher.
3. Putting away winter clothes before April. Better yet, keep a few sweaters in rotation until May.
4. Taking your ice scraper out of the car. Ever. You literally never know when some freak June frost is going to strike. Put that thing back in the trunk right now.
5. Driving to Boston on a Sunday afternoon during the summer. It'll be you and three billion of your new closest friends.
6. And driving out of Boston on a Friday summer night. All the urbanites headed to their Cape homes makes for one headache of a trip.
7. Equating eastern Massachusetts with western Massachusetts. Each side of the state is proud of their own unique beauty and advantages.
8. Marrying into a Yankee family. Love conquers all, but at what cost?
9. The Dunkin' Donuts drive-thru between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. It's like a mini version of the Mass Pike during rush hour.
10. Fake maple syrup. Come on guys. You're in New England. You should know better.
11. Mosquitoes. We may not have it as bad as some states, but Triple E is no joke.
12. Deer ticks. Lyme disease isn't any fun either, so wear light-colored clothing and tick check like your life depends on it.
13. Moving away. Because Massachusetts is obviously the best it's gonna get.
What else should everyone in Massachusetts avoid at all costs?