19 Useful Life Skills Everyone From Leeds Has Mastered
Us Loiners are a talented bunch.
Avoiding the City Centre Loop between 5pm and 6pm by any means necessary.
Sacking off the incredibly poor escalators in Trinity and learning the various shortcuts instead.
Dodging irritating slow walkers on Briggate at the weekend.
Turning into a professional sprinter when you’re late for your train and see that it’s on platform 16.
Looking up when out and about, and never just straight ahead.
Knowing the cheapest place to park in City Centre, depending on what time of day it is.
Knowing exactly which landmarks will blow the socks off new visitors to Leeds.
And knowing that SkyLounge has the best city centre views on offer.
Accepting the aftermath of an Otley Run like a total pro.
Using ninja-like reflexes to bag the last available table in pub gardens on a summer’s afternoon.
Learning to carry on in the face of adversity, no matter what.
Preparing a whole year’s worth of commitments around August bank holiday's West Indian Carnival.
Knowing the ideal browse-to-meatball ratio for an Ikea trip.
Staying far enough away from the train station to rid ourselves of that pesky Uber surge.
Chatting to all the old ladies in the queue when the bus is late.
Having endless conversations about how excited we all are about the new John Lewis.
Dressing better for a night out that any other Northern city ever could.
Having absolutely no issue with calling out morons.
But most of the time, we are absolutely bloody lovely to each other.
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