1. People in Pittsburgh, when giving directions, use landmarks rather than street names. But oddly enough, they like to use landmarks that USED to be there over ones that are there. For example, I live near a site that used to be a Burger King (which was closed down over a decade ago) and now has a Rite-Aid in that spot. But people never say turn at the Rite-Aid. They say turn where the old Burger King used to be. It's funny because it makes no sense. I'm pretty sure anyone who actually needs directions to navigate surely won't know where something USED to be years ago.
2. People in Pittsburgh take local professional sports teams (Steelers Football, Pirates Baseball, and Penguins Hockey) to a level of fanaticism that's downright scary.
3. Pittsburgh has one of the lowest percentages of licensed drivers in relationship to adult population in the country, due to the fact that we have the highest DUI rate in the country (lots of revoked/suspended licenses) and a good public transit system so many people never get one in the first place.
4. Pittsburgh's road system is defined by one way streets. No matter where you're going, it's a safe bet you won't be able to go back the way you came because of how you most likely took one way streets to get there.
5. The local Pittsburgh cuisine has the greasiest, most unhealthy foods you can imagine, mostly Polish-inspired.
6. Pittsburgh's women tend to look androgynous and the men tend to be obese. I moved up here from South Florida and, I don't know, maybe people who live in beach front cities tend to take better care of themselves, but when I moved up here I was shocked by how few attractive people there were compared to Florida. Seriously, a LOT of women look like men and a LOT of men look like they're about to keel over and have a heart attack. It's pretty appalling.
6. People with birth defects - Pittsburgh used to be one of the industrial centers of the country. Because of that, it had the worst air pollution you can imagine for generations, leading to a shockingly high number of people born with birth defects such as dwarfism, down syndrome, hairlip, etc. You can't get on a city bus without seeing at least two people like what I just mentioned.
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The city is cut in half, so a quarter of the population is on the other side. The people on this side are on average rather full of themselves. Half the cars on the road are either Mercedes Benz or BMWs. They pay attention to their style and looks a bit too much, they all congregate in the same cafes even though the coffee in this city is one of the highest priced in the world. That's why you see Starbucks the size of restaurants.
People here seem to forget how to drive the minUte they get their licence. They expect their parents to dole out cash for them whenever they need it and buy them expensive gifts when they do something good. When they get a job, they get one that pays well or they act as though they are payed well. Everybody knows somebody with a position in power, which in my opinion cancels everybody's advantage.
The younger crowd drives very fast and just seems to be in a hurry to get home to log onto their beloved Facebook.
When they get their car at the age of 18 they will never again set foot in a bus or any form of public transportation meaning we have the lowest per capita use of public transport in Europe and that people rely on their car a lot to get everywhere. In the areas where immigrants moved in, for some reason, native have moved out. There are exceptions of course.
Many property owners will let old property downgrade and fall apart on purpose so they can save a bit on rebuilding and selling.
Tax evasion is high, event though we have some of the lowest tax rates in Europe.
You can be sure that there's an illegally parked car on every street and avenue in the city.
But all in all, these people have a very good sense of humour, most of them aren't scared of much and the rest are scared of their own shadow, their is lots of freedom, and kids seem to mature faster and differently than in other countries.