Emily E sent this to me a while back (it seems a homegroup at my church is not complete without at least one Emily. I did go to a group with two in, happily they both left to start another group, and Emily E started coming.)
A Visitor's Guide To Driving In St. Louis, Missouri
The morning rush hour is from 6:00 to 10:00 am. The evening rush hour is from 3:00 to 7:00 PM. Friday's rush hour starts Thursday morning.
Gravois Road can only be pronounced by a native.
Construction on highway 40, 70, 270, 44, 55 and I-170 is a way of life, and a permanent form of entertainment.
If someone actually has their turn signal on, it is probably a factory defect, or has been on for the last 17 miles.
Laclede Station Road mysteriously changes names as you cross intersections. As do McCausland, Lindbergh, Watson, Fee Fee, Airport Road, and Midland.
You can go all four directions on Highway 270: North and South in West County, East and West in South County, and East and West in North County. Confused? So are the St. Louis drivers.
No native St. Louisan knows that Lindburgh runs from South County to North County. And, if you tell them, they will not believe you. Lindbergh belongs to every neighborhood except Kirkwood, who had the nerve to creatively change the name to "Kirkwood Road."
Never stare at the driver of the car with the bumper sticker that says,"Keep honking, I'm reloading" - he probably is.
Highway 270 is our daily version of the NASCAR circuit.
Yield signs are for decoration only. No native St. Louisan will ever grasp the concept.
If it snows or rains? Stay home