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Old 12-03-2009, 11:44 AM
Status: "Nobody's right if everybody's wrong" (set 27 days ago)
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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I listen to classical music while I poop - does that count?
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Old 12-03-2009, 12:39 PM
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I listen to classical music while I poop - does that count?
uh, given that this is a thread in which people are having a bit of a laugh poking fun at themselves about some of unique habits living in an urban environment can develop.... no.
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Old 12-08-2009, 01:18 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Perhaps you shop at a little grocery store instead of Walmart, or you take the bus or train instead of driving a car. Maybe its that you care about poor people, or did graffiti as a kid. Perhaps you just vote democrat.
Hey! You're an Atmosphere fan... We love 'em hear in Atlanta too...
And I vote demo, did grafitti as a kid, take the sub, and skateboard where I'm not supposed to... After dark
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Old 12-08-2009, 04:23 AM
 
Location: 602/520
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Nothing.

Urbanism is overrated. Suburban life is SO much easier.

Having a car, not having to put up with loud noises and bad stenches, not having people living directly under, on top, or next to you, parking lots everywhere you go, having a larger living space and a yard.
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Old 12-08-2009, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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Nothing.

Urbanism is overrated. Suburban life is SO much easier.

Having a car, not having to put up with loud noises and bad stenches, not having people living directly under, on top, or next to you, parking lots everywhere you go, having a larger living space and a yard.
You seem to think these are good things.

You seem to think these only happen in cities/urban neighborhoods, or are requirements of living in cities/urban neighborhoods.

You seem to think you can't have these in a city.

The point of urbanism is to have things closer together so that they are more accessible. (more density) Not everyone likes this, but that doesn't make it a lesser alternative. That's like saying vanilla ice cream is better because it doesn't taste like chocolate.
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Old 12-08-2009, 08:26 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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I walk.
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Old 12-08-2009, 10:46 AM
 
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carry around a small ugly dog inside a European carry-all

throw open the bedroom window of my third floor apartment and SCREAM at my neighbors to "keep it down!"

drink a steaming latte macchiatto while riding a segway to my son's soccer match

steal a cab from some slow tourist

don't look the homeless people in the eye

wonder to myself "what's that awful smell and where is it coming from?"

drive out to the country and complain that nothing is as good as it is in the city

fly to other people's cities and complain that nothing is as good as it is in my city

drop coins off of tall buildings to see if they will kill someone

spend an entire afternoon manscaping and getting a pedicure

steal a parking space from some ******

listen to opera music while wearing an apron and baking a Quiche Lorraine

sip dry red wine while wearing a black turtleneck

spend inordinate amounts of time on City-Data trying to abolish all opinions

drive a $50,000 car with 12 door dings and a Maaco paint job

pass loud gas in a crowded elevator

argue with a parking attendant, lose the argument, and finally pay them

honk my car horn a split second after the light turns green

cut people off on the highway then slam on my brakes

wear sunglasses even when it's cloudy

carry an umbrella if the chance of rain is more than 50%

rent a studio apartment and own an oversized aquarium with exotic fish

throw a hell raisin' party, and end up barfing in said aquarium

carry my oversized bottle of water in a sling like its a little baby

dress in black to make myself look thinner and more intellectual

spend the afternoon in the park feeding the pigeons

spend the evening in the downtown jail for feeding the pigeons alka-seltzer

play stick ball (new york)

go ball hawking

attend a political rally and get arrested for indecent exposure to a female police officer

read a newspaper on a commuter train

wear headphones and listen to music while riding a wimpy scooter through the city

accidentally knock a flower pot off the window ledge of your 20th floor apartment!

jog in place while waiting for the cross walk signal

ride my bicycle in traffic as if I am a car

get into loud arguments with my wife so that everyone in the building can hear

have make up sex with my wife so that the whole building can hear

meet someone at a bar for martinis and mindless yammering

throw a candy wrapper on in the gutter as the street sweeper is coming

talk on my bluetooth and make everyone else think I'm talking to them and then point out that I'm not talking to them I'm talking on a BLUE TOOTH

go to a rock concert dressed like a cocktail waiter

sit on the stoop in my wife beater whistlin' at the pretty dames walkin by

get buttass wasted, go to an all-nite greek place, eat a greasy gyro and fries and spend the next day on the throne

stop and look at your reflection in a poished stone building, maybe even fix your hair

brush by the tourists on the escalator who are using the escalator as an escalator and not as a staircase
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Old 12-08-2009, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Boston
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I do most of the stereotypes (at least the good ones):
  • take the train or bike to work
  • minimal car use (buy gas about 5 or 6 times a year)
  • jaywalk
  • go weeks at a time without ever leaving the city limits
  • walk to shopping at multiple stores
  • walk to takeout and restaurants
  • take public transit or cab to the airport
  • would never in a million years consider driving to a RedSox game
I'm sure there are a ton of other things I don't even realize are stereotypical.
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Old 12-08-2009, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Back in the gym...Yo Adrian!
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Walking. Don't see too many folks walking in the burbs, unless they're walking their dog.

I jaywalk and I don't wait for the "Walk" light to turn green when crossing either. I cross when it's clear, either at the corner or from the middle of the block. It drives me crazy to see a crowd of adults standing on the street corner waiting for the light to change.

I often attempt to order pizza by the slice, but I get shot down most times when I'm outside the city limits. Lot's of places in the sticks only sell it by the pie.

I always ask who it is if someone knocks on the door. When I first lived outside of NYC, I was amazed at how many people either didn't lock their doors or just opened their door with a smile for anyone who knocked without asking who it is.
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Old 12-08-2009, 04:54 PM
 
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Walk to work, shopping, restaurants, bars, movie theatres, shows, ballpark.
Used to always carry a bus pass.
Talk sh*t about tourists.
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