Welcome to Atlanta
09-04-2010, 06:30 PM
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Atlanta, GA
Welcome to Atlanta
Soooo true...for those who really know! I've lived in Atlanta my whole life and this pretty much sums it up. I know BTK knows what's up and my Ronnie Rooskies is learning quickly. LOL Anyway, if any of you have ever been to Atlanta for any amount of time you will appreciate this.
This is for anyone who lives in Atlanta, who has ever lived in Atlanta, has ever visited Atlanta, ever plans to visit Atlanta, knows anyone who already lives in Atlanta, or knows anyone who has ever heard of Atlanta, Georgia.
Atlanta is composed mostly of one-way streets. The only way to get out of downtown Atlanta is to turn around and start over when you reach Greenville, South Carolina.
All directions start with, "Go down Peachtree,” and include the phrase, "When you see the Waffle House.” Except that in Cobb County, all directions begin with, "Go to the Big Chicken."
Peachtree Street has no beginning and no end and is not to be confused with:
· Peachtree Circle
· Peachtree Place
· Peachtree Lane
· Peachtree Road
· Peachtree Parkway
· Peachtree Run
· Peachtree Terrace
· Peachtree Avenue
· Peachtree Commons
· Peachtree Battle
· Peachtree Corners
· New Peachtree
· Old Peachtree
· West Peachtree
· Peachtree Industrial Boulevard
Atlantans only know their way to work and their way home. If you ask anyone for directions, they will always send you down Peachtree.
Atlanta is the home of Coca-Cola. They only drink Coke, so do not ask for any other soft drink unless it is made by Coca-Cola.
Gate One at Atlanta's Hartsfield International Airport is 32 miles away from the Main Concourse, so wear sneakers and pack a lunch.
The 8am rush hour is from 6:30 to 10:30 AM.
The 5pm rush hour is from 3:00 to 7:30 PM.
Friday’s rush hour starts Thursday afternoon and lasts through 2am Saturday.
A native can only pronounce Ponce De Leon Avenue, so do not attempt the Spanish pronunciation. People will simply tilt their heads to the right and stare at you.
The Atlanta pronunciation is "pawns duh LEE-on.”
The falling of one raindrop causes all drivers to immediately forget all traffic rules. If a single snowflake falls, the city is paralyzed for three days and it is on all the channels as a news flash every 15 minutes for a week. All grocery stores will be sold out of milk, bread, bottled water, toilet paper, and beer.
I-285, the loop that encircles Atlanta that has a posted speed limit of 55 mph (but you have to maintain 80 mph just to keep from being run over), is known to truckers as "The Watermelon 500." So if you miss your exit then you could ride around in circles for hours but it could be a hot minute before you realize you are going in a big circle. In 1982, Pascual Perez, a Braves pitcher, got lost on the way to the old Braves Stadium and circled the Perimeter three times before he ran out of gas and realized he was going in a circle.
Do not believe the directional markers on highways. I-285 is marked "East" and "West" but you may be going "North" or "South.”
The locals identify the direction by referring to the "Inner Loop" and the "Outer Loop"; more recently the acronyms "OTP" and "ITP" have been used by locals to identify location/direction. "OTP" means outside the perimeter (suburbs) and "ITP" means inside the perimeter (inside/close to the city).
If you travel on Hwy 92 North, you will actually be going southeast.My house is off of 92 and that is the most confusing thing for some people. Not sure why but it is.
Never buy a ladder or mattress in Atlanta. Just go to one of the interstates and you will soon find one in the middle of the road.
You've never gone around the block and ended up on the street you started on.
The last thing you want to do is give another driver the finger, unless your car is armored, your trigger finger is itchy, and your AK-47 has a full clip.
Possums sleep in the middle of the road with their feet in the air.
There are 5,000 types of snakes and 4,998 live in Georgia.
There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 live in Georgia, and a couple no one has seen before.
If it grows, it sticks. If it crawls, it bites.
It is not a shopping cart, it is a buggy.
"Fixinto" is one word (I'm fixinto go to the store).
Sweet Tea is appropriate for all meals and you start drinking it when you are 2 years old.
You've thought about getting a blow up companion for the front passenger seat.
"Jeet?" is actually a phrase meaning, "Did you eat?"
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