26 Truths Of Being Raised In A Big City
You somehow managed to stay alive with 0 street cred.
You were trusted to take public transportation by yourself at an age when you probably shouldn't have been.
Consequently, people thought you were always lost.
You learned very quickly the difference between a sane and quirky person.
And people who live there and those who were only using your city as a prop.
You never properly learned how to ride a bike.
You quietly judge those who claim they're from your city but actually live 20 minutes outside.
Your childhood classmates basically composed a mini UN.
You've had long pensive plans of ditching the urban life and trying the Henry David Thoreau thing out.
But nature is pretty effing terrifying, so you've scrapped that.
With the right ID, there were unending things to do on a Friday night.
Which meant you've hit and explored most bars before you were 21.
You knew going grocery shopping with mom meant having to help carry something really heavy for really far.
You had at least one crazy neighbor you were advised to stay away from.
You've secretly always wanted to experience a real high school backyard/basement kegger party.
You occasionally had gym class in a public park and were on constant lookout for broken bottles and/or needles.
You now realize how expensive your childhood bedroom view was.
There was always more than one type of lock on the door.
You've developed a wide taste palate for street foods.
You're grateful your personal style wasn't confined to Aeropostale or Hollister (although they've become novelty brands to you).
There were times when your parents had literally no idea where you or your friends were, and it was okay.
Because you and your friends were always just....hanging around.
You were always asked if your upbringing was just like [reality TV show/movie that took place in your city].
You find yourself getting extremely possessive of your home turf.
And unintentionally aggressive with transplants...
Because—if we can be real—nobody can rep it quite as hard as a native.
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