Pittsburgh February 19, 2018
10 Quick And Easy Ways To Get On A Pittsburgher’s Nerves
Let’s be blunt. Pittsburghers are a pretty laid back bunch. We tend to go with the flow, roll with the punches, and all those good cliches. But, there are some things you never want to say or to do to a Pittsburgher. Unless, of course, your goal is to quickly and easily get on a Pittsburgher’s nerves.
1. Insult the Burgh.
Just don't. Don't insult the Burgh. Or else you've got on a Pittsburgher's nerves
and you're about to get an earful. We don't take kindly to others disparaging our hometown.
2. Question the greatness of Pittsburgh’s sports teams.
We know our sports teams are among the greatest. After all, we live in the City of Champions. The Steelers have won more Super Bowls than any other NFL team. The Pens won back-to-back championships. And, some of the greatest in baseball, like Roberto Clemente, have sported a Pirates jersey. So, excuse us if we're a bit protective of Pittsburgh's sports legacy.
3. Steal our parking spot.
is hard work, but it's gotta be done. Especially when our car's covered in six or seven inches of snow. When you see that chair (or chairs) in a freshly cleaned off parking space? Back off. That space is reserved for the yinzer who worked to dig out.
4. Slow down in front of the Squirrel Hill Tunnel.
Maintain speed, especially if you believe in the myth of the tunnel monster. If you maintain your speed, you can zip through the tunnel. Slow down in front of and in the tunnel and you're just giving that illusive tunnel monster the chance to gobble you up.
5. Call it soda.
Pop. Pittsburghers call it pop. That is all.
6. Honk when we’re pulling out of our parking space.
Most of us will patiently wait for a driver to pull out of a parking space, especially in a crowded parking lot. But, some people - the ones who really want to get on a Pittsburgher's nerves - don't. Instead, they start honking. Perhaps making a few hand gestures. Unfortunately, that honking's only going to make us take our good old time giving up our parking space.
Pittsburghers can party it up as well as anyone else. Steelers game tailgating? Love. Stopping your car so close you might as well just join us in the backseat? Not so much. Give us space. That's all we ask. Unless you're trying to get on our nerves, of course.
8. Run to the store at the mere mention of snow.
Actually, this one depends on what kind of Pittsburgher you are. Are you a Pittsburgher who heads straight to Giant Eagle or Shop 'N Save as soon as snow is forecasted? Or, are you a yinzer who gets a bit irked at the craziness that often results when the forecast calls for snow?
9. Fail to use your turn signal.
Sadly, most of us Pittsburghers are not mind readers. When you fail to use to your turn signal to tell us you plan to turn, you get on our nerves
and put us at risk.
10. Cut in line.
How many times have you stood in line for a ride at Kennywood, for example, and had someone jump the line? A pretty good way to annoy a Pittsburgher, wouldn't you say?
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