Published on 4/16/2014
If you live in Seattle, sooner or later, someone you know will decide that The Town’s (yes, that’s one of our nicknames!) rep for stunning scenery, great food, etc., makes it worth braving all the rain to visit. These guests will probably need a few things explained to them, so we created a primer full of handy stuff — like the fact that it doesn’t really rain all that much here — just for you.
1. Yes, this is what we’re wearing!
That is the answer to any and all questions like: “Jeans… at work?”, “Cargo shorts… to a wedding?!”, or “Flannel/Polar fleece… to (insert pretty much any place, here)?”.
2. No one owns an umbrella…
And using one’s the best way to let people know you’re not from here.
3. … because it doesn’t actually rain that much
Just flew in from Chicago? New York? It rains more in both those cities every year than it does here.
4. No, not everyone here works for Microsoft
Some people work at the dozens of PR, consulting, gaming, and other companies they single-handedly keep in business. Or at Amazon.
5. No one from here actually goes to the Space Needle
Or the Science Center, or EMP, or anywhere else at Seattle Center. Unless there’s something really good on the IMAX, or we’re hungry for Bigfood. On second thought, forget it… it’s not worth it.