Pittsburgh is Like This

On the cab ride back to the hotel after dinner, the cab driver says, "Where are you folks from?" (Cab drivers can always tell who's from out of town, and this line is ANSI standard dialog.) When we say "Pittsburgh", he responds with the response you get about 60% of the time to that, "You're kidding!" It turns out he only lives in Tuscon 7 or 8 months out of the year. He grew up outside of Pittsburgh and lives there when it's warm. Pittsburgh is like this. You bump into Pittsburghers all over, at the most unexpected times.

2010.01.13 at 12:00am EST