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For those of you who plan to visit Detroit, here
are a few rules to follow:

1. You must learn to pronounce the city name. It's
Di-troit - NOT Dee-troit. If you pronounce it
Dee-Troit then we will assume you are from Toledo
and here for the country Music hoe-down.

2. Forget the traffic rules you learned elsewhere.
Detroit has its own version of traffic rules...
Hold on and pray! There is no such thing as a
dangerous high-speed chase in Detroit. Everyone
drives like that.

3. When asking for directions, all directions
start with, "What do I look like - #!#*!!# Triple A?"

4. The Chamber of Commerce calls getting through
rush hour traffic on Jefferson as a "Scenic Drive."

5. The morning rush hour is from 6:00 to 10:00am.
The evening rush hour is from 3:00 to 7:00pm. Friday's
rush hour starts Thursday morning. Weekends are
open game.

6. If you actually stop at a yellow light, you
will be rear-ended, cussed out and possibly shot. When
you're first off the starting line, count to five when
the light turns green before going, to avoid getting
into any cross-traffic's way and then again shot.

7. Schoenherr can ONLY be properly pronounced by a
native of the Detroit metro area. That goes for
Gratiot too. (shane-er/grash-ot).

8. Construction and renovations on I-94, I-96,
I-75 and 275 is a way of life and a permanent form of

9. All unexplained and unpleasant sights are
simplified by the phrase, "I guess we're not in
Kansas anymore!"

10. If someone actually has their turn signal on,
it is probably a factory defect or they are

11. All old ladies with blue hair in a pink
Cadillac have total right-of-way.

12. The minimum acceptable speed on 696 is 85
regardless of the posted speeds. Anything less is
considered downright SISSY.

13. The wrought iron on windows in Detroit is NOT
ornamental. "DON'T get out of your car"

14. Never stare at the driver of the car with the
bumper sticker that says "Keep honking, I'm

15. If you are in the left lane, and only going 70
in a 60 mph zone, people are not waving 'because they
are so friendly in Detroit.' I would suggest you duck.

16. I-275/I-696 is our daily version of NASCAR.

17. You must go a quarter of a mile out of your
way to make a left hand turn.

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18. We are not more violent in Detroit, we are just better shots.

19. Detroit is the most beautiful city in Michigan...............when looking at it at night............................from Windsor.

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Come back to Detroit, we missed you the first time.

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great thread!! lol!

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Haha...I was in the BIG D on Sunday...took the kids to Bob the Builder Live and then Greektown for some OPA!...

Jeremy was talking about the HOBO that asked him for his sandwich the last time we were there....Then my four-year old Jamie started looking in every alley, calling: HOBO! HOBO! Where are you? HOBO!

The highlight of their day, though, was riding the People Mover...amazing how easily kids are entertained.


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I drive downtown 5X per week. The scary thing is some of those statements are more true than you think.

*Stop lights are optional
*Stopping your car in the middle of the road to let your kids out for school is acceptable even if you occlude traffic

*I have seen a men walking around in their underwear on 2 occasions in the past two months

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