But what does this weekend mean to a “resident” of the Jersey Shore? Shoobies. Now to clarify, I have been living in Atlantic County for approximately 10 years, so I no longer consider myself a “Shoobie,“ but there are some people who will remain nameless that disagree, but with that being said, I would like to suggest a few simple “Rules to Live By” when occupying our shore towns.
First, Pennsylvanians and New Yorkers, the bridges are closed heading South, you can’t get in. That might be a rumor but why test it right?
Blinkers. Please locate them on your vehicle and use them, for we are not Jedis nor Mindreaders. If you are going to turn, a blinker will most certainly be helpful.
Crosswalks. We are not playing a game of chicken. If you see a pedestrian trying to cross the street, you stop or yield. On the flip side, when entering a crosswalk, it is best to not throw common sense into the wind and actually look both ways before proceeding. Over half of the injuries sustained in Ocean City alone during the summer season are caused by peds not looking before they cross the street.
When partaking a bit of the nightlife, let’s leave our beer muscles at home shall we? We all know that each and every bar is going to be 5 people deep, so there is no need to have a hissy fit. Just wait your turn, get your poison and move on.
My sincerest (sarcastic) apologies if I sound a bit trite or rude-ish, blame it on the Sandman. The point is that we all want to enjoy the sun, boards and beaches, so all joking aside, everyone please try to stay safe, wrap it up, and don’t overdo it. Summer is just getting started.
P.S. If I see these rules getting broken, I promise you, I will cross the Tacony and make a complete stop at every single one of those blasted 4way intersections, drive the wrong way on the million+ One Way streets, and keep my blinker on because I just know my turn is coming up somewhere, oh, and don’t even get me started on the double parking.
See ya on the beach!