Boston is a big city, with a variety of people and personalities. However, next time you’re in Boston, keep an eye out, as there is a pretty high chance you’ll run into at least one of each of these types of people.
1. The Health Freak
Most likely to be found eating an Acai bowl and taking a wheat grass shot after a Soul Cycle class. This is the person that makes you feel bad about yourself when you’re walking down the streets of Boston as they run past you in their really cute Lululemon outfit.
2. The “Masshole”
Everyone in Boston knows at least one of these people, if not more. If you don’t. it’s probably you. Massholes can be found all around Boston, however, their most popular location is behind their steering wheel flipping you off on the highway. They are rarely seen using a blinker, and definitely do not enjoy waiting in line for absolutely anything.
3. The Die Hard Tom Brady Fan
The average Bostonian can bond over a love for Tom Brady, however, these people take it to the next level. These are the people with the TB12 bumper stickers, often times sporting a Brady jersey or apparel of sorts, and can almost always be found commenting something really weird under each of Tom Brady’s Instagram posts.
4. The Dunkin Donut’s Junkie
These people really DO run on Dunkin’. Their favorite topics of conversation are how confusing and expensive Starbucks is, and how they are already on their third large iced coffee of the day.
5. The Person from “Southie”
You never have to wonder if someone you meet is from South Boston, because they will always tell you within the first five minutes of meeting them. In fact, they may even be sporting an article of clothing that says Southie right on it. They are not capable of saying a sentence without a swear word in it, and they love to day drink, especially on “Southie Sundays”.
6. The Bicycler
If you’ve ever been to Boston, you have probably ran into a Bicycler, or they may have run into you. They often are sporting a giant backpack, and if you don’t look both ways before crossing the street, they will run you over with little remorse.
7. The Person Who Knows Everybody
It already feels as though everybody knows everybody in Boston, however, this one particular person actually DOES know everybody. Not only do they know everybody, but they stop to talk to everyone they know for at least 5 minutes. If you know somebody who is like this, avoid walking down any street in Boston with them at any time.
8. The Person With a Wicked Heavy Accent
Even if you are from Boston, it’s still hard to understand what this person is saying. Every other word out of their mouth is “wicked’ and it almost sounds as though you are watching a really bad actor pretend to be from Boston.
9. The College Student
Boston is definitely home to some well known, amazing colleges. However, the problem with colleges is that they come with college students. They are most likely seen either studying for hours at the local Starbucks, or drunkenly stumbling around the streets of Boston in herds. You likely may over hear them discussing how much debt they’re in or rambling on about how many papers they have due tomorrow.
10. The Fashionista
Most likely found strutting up and down Newbury Street, the fashionista is almost always carrying a shopping bag, and is usually dressed super trendy. They love to remind you that Boston is the next New York City, and they may or may not make you feel underdressed at any given moment.
11. The Foodie
This person has been to what seems like every restaurant, pub, and café in Boston. They love to give you their unwarranted advice on where to eat, and they’ll probably tell you what to get as well. They probably Although this person has approximately zero training in the food critic department, they sure love to pretend that they do.
12. The Person Who Loves To Talk About Boston
This person is wicked excited to be from Boston. They love to remind you that they had “clam chowda” for breakfast, and that they’re wicked excited to go home and watch The Sox. Mark Wahlberg and Ben Afflec are their favorite actors, and they will remind you that they are from Boston with any chance they get.