Comment of the Day: Other Ways You Know You're a Houston Newbie

We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them.

So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even.

This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involving wit, clarity and whatever else we feel like at the moment.

We pointed out 25 ways you can tell someone is not from Houston. Readers chimed in with more, including one who offered a lengthy list.

Alex Wukman wrote:

John how exactly does one "floss" a license plate?

As for my contributions: You talk about the greatness of Austin's music scene. You wear $500 designer jeans to Catbirds and get offended when someone spills beer on them. You complain about the homeless people at Notsuoh's and the "really drunk old guy" who hit on your girlfriend after he tried to pee on you. You storm out of La Carafe because they don't take credit cards. You order a beer at Warren's and wonder why everyone thinks it's such a great bar. You go to Hubcap grill in Downtown with 30 minutes left on your lunch hour and complain about the time it takes to get a burger. You think any part of town with the word "Ward" in it is the scary, scary ghetto. You think you can walk from the Galleria to the light rail in August. You get surprised when a cabbie asks you if the Museum of Fine Arts is near the airport. You go to House of Blues, without pre-gaming at Dirt, and complain about the drink prices. You think that any restaurant with the words authentic or traditional are either.


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