Let me share this here, before you all inevitably do so on your Facebook walls. BuzzFeed has created a list of the “21 Things You’re Only Afraid of If You Live in Philly.” Winners include “The People of SEPTA,” bike-killing trolley tracks, and of course, North Philadelphia. Sure, I too am afraid of bike-killing trolley tracks. But before you go blasting this list around along with the words “soooo true” take a minute to realize that you too could have devised this exact list. Because the only qualification you need to write such a list is to have at one time or another lived in the City of Philadelphia.
By the way, if you’re wondering why some of these items aren’t things that are scary at all, or even really make sense (“That you’ll get caught up in the wrong crowd”) keep in mind that “21” is one of Buzzfeed’s most popular numbers to use when compiling such lists. So they had to get there one way or another.