Buzz·Posted on 19 Sept 201621 Life Skills Every Brummie Has MasteredKnowing that Pip's Hot Sauce improves any meal.by Tom CullenBuzzFeed ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Squeezing these all over our Frankfurt Market bratwursts. Tom Cullen / Twitter: @ichoosemag Feeling like we're milking some sort of weird condiment cow and the entire city is watching. 2. Being far too much of a coward to complain about the kids smoking on the 50 bus. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Universal Pictures / Via giphy.com Then complaining to anyone that'll listen the minute we're off it. 3. Not having nightmares over our harrowingly real ice cream van warnings. Tom Cullen / Twitter: @ichoosemag ...Because it rhymes, right? Nothing scary can rhyme. 4. Playing it real cool-like, when everyone says “PEAKY BLINDERS!” the moment you tell them where you’re from. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Endemol UK That's right. We're in Tommy's army. 5. Playing it equally cool over our incredible street art. Tom Cullen / Twitter: @ichoosemag "What, that old thing? That's been there forever." 6. Knowing that Pip's Hot Sauce improves any meal. Facebook / Via Facebook: pipshotsauce No seriously, ANY meal. Even dessert. 7. Knowing to avoid the M6 at all costs. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Walt Disney Studios / Via giphy.com "Go around it.""But that'll take 6 hours""I said GO AROUND!!" 8. But being able to traverse the Spaghetti Junction blindfolded. Flickr: katchooo / Creative Commons (Not literally) 9. NEVER turning down a balti. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com / Via giphy.com It's in our genetic make-up to say yes. 10. Reacting accordingly every time we remember Cadbury's has been sold. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Mashable / Via mashable.com IS NOTHING SACRED?? 11. But also secretly still eating Dairy Milk when we think nobody's looking. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com / Via buzzfeed.com Hell, you can't suppress 200 years of human Brummie nature. 12. Having the ability to hero worship the weirdest of places. Twitter: @ichoosemag 13. Seriously. The weirdest places. Twitter: @ichoosemag 14. Hiring a bike in no less than 106 easy steps. Tom Cullen / Twitter: @ichoosemag Step 1: Don't. 15. Making sure our roads don't get too cocky. Tom Cullen / Twitter: @ichoosemag 16. Coming up with greatest ideas for our old buildings. bpnarchitects.co.uk 17. Then watching on helplessly as the council smashes them all to shit anyway. Ross Jukes Photography / Via rossjukesphoto.co.uk 18. We're good at letting people know about RAMP. Tom Cullen / Twitter: @ichoosemag RAMPRAMPRAMPRAMPRAMPRAMP. 19. Queuing for the Bullring escalator at Christmas a full month before we plan on getting to the top. Flickr: peter2010 / Creative Commons 20. Loving the hell out of each other. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com 21. And most importantly, we've stopped caring – I mean COMPLETELY STOPPED CARING – what the rest of the nation thinks of our city. View this post on Facebook facebook.com Because it's our home. And we love it. Tom Cullen is the founder of "I Choose Birmingham", a free weekly email about the best things to do in Brum. Subscribe here.