New York January 06, 2017
12 Things You’ve Grown To Undeniably Hate If You’re From New York
If you’ve been a long time resident of New York then you know that there’s an endless list of reasons why you’ll love living here. But on the other hand, New Yorkers also know that sometimes everything isn’t so peachy and we can find ourselves shaking our fists at the Empire State. While we do our best to keep such a strong word like hate from making its way into our vocabulary, there’s certain things that you can’t help but get angry over if you’re from here.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Having to clear off our car and shovel out our driveways after we get any kind of snow.
Not all of our residents have the pleasure of keeping their car in a garage, and even those who do will still have to plow out their driveways. While over the years the internet has shown us neat little tricks like taking a leaf blower to your car to get the job done quicker, the entire event of having to clear off your vehicle is just an annoying hassle. Let's all take a moment to be thankful for any time we've walked out to our car to find that a Snow Angel (AKA kind neighbor) has cleared off our car for us.
2. Dealing with people who don't know how to drive during winter.
For our residents who have lived her long, we shake our fists in fury at those who can't handle the concept of driving while it snows. While it's always important to be cautious, there's some fools you'll find out on the road that should've just stayed home. And please... don't forget your snow tires!
3. New York City. Period.
Out-of-towners may easily swoon over the Big Apple, but nearly all of our residents have a bone to pick with this place. Between stealing the spotlight from other amazing areas in our state to plaguing the rest of the world into believing that anytime someone says they're from New York that we mean New York City, there's a bit of undeniable hate that lives inside all of us.
4. When we hear people from Downstate New York tell others that they live Upstate.
Dear Westchester County, you
do not live in Upstate New York. A title that a large majority of our residents fight over, those who actually live in Upstate New York know who they are.
5. Dealing with insane city drivers.
Personally, I can't take a cab ride in Manhattan without keeping my eyes glued to the floor. The entire experience feels like a maniacal roller coaster to me. How any of these drivers manage to not actually crash their cars is a total mystery.
6. And on the other end of the spectrum, we get a bit frustrated at the sloth-like speeds our small town drivers can move at.
Ever venture to a new part of New York and find yourself wondering why everyone in town is driving 5 miles under the speed limit? That's because in these remote areas our residents are in no hurry, slowly soaking in life at their own speed!
7. Taxes. PERIOD.
We all can agree that New York's taxes are a bit much.
8. The Boston Red Sox.
You don't have to like sports to know that you're not suppose to root for the Red Sox. This is a basic fact of life that all of our residents were raised to learn.
9. Dealing with nasty pot holes after a long winter.
There's nothing like seeing how much of a wreck our roads look like after a long and harsh winter. Driving along our roads after the season ends up becoming a game of dodgeball.
10. The effect road salt has on our cars.
There's nothing like seeing your car with a fresh new crusty coat of disgusting road salt. We've all had a car at one point or another that rocked the whole "rusty around the tires" look.
11. Feeling joy that winter is over, only to realize that construction season has arrived.
If the snow isn't blocking the roads in New York, construction season is! The never-ending cycle of taking alternate routes to avoid construction traffic is one that our residents loathe.
12. Summer never being long enough.
How is it that winter can feel 3 years long and summer goes by in the blink of an eye? Nothing adds up here. Where does summer go?
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