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Top 14 signs you are a Mumbaikar

Last updated on: June 24, 2014 14:49 IST

14 signs you are a Mumbaikar

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Mumbaikar and proud of it? This one's for you, folks!

It is the economic powerhouse of the country. It is the city that never sleeps.

Mumbai! There are so many reasons to love it AND hate it.

But here are 14 signs that you are a true blue Mumbaikar.

(Disclaimer: This is a satire feature. Viewers are advised to take the content with sufficient quantities of salt. Pictures are used here for representational purposes only.)

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14. You call your employer, your auto driver, your canteen boy the same thing -- Boss

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Boss, my presentation is ready!

Boss, Bandra jayega?

Boss, zara chai leke ana!

You get the drift, right? :-)

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13. You call the traffic cop Pandu...

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Because... duh... What else does one call a traffic cop?

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12. You look down on people who say they are from Mumbai when they are in fact from Thane and Navi Mumbai

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Because you know New Jersey cannot be New York, right?

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Image: Upvan Lake, Thane
Photographs: Mandar Dewalkar/Wikimedia Creative Commons

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11. You truly believe you live in the greatest city in the world

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Well... it sort of is... isn't it?

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10. When you say things like 'Let's head to town', you expect your non-Mumbaikar friend to know exactly what the hell you're talking about

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Because what else does 'town' mean?!?

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Photographs: Punit Paranjpe/Reuters
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9. When your cousin from Pune first told you they didn't have local trains, you asked her: But how do you travel?!?

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Oh dear! No trains!?!

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8. You consider Pune a suburb of Mumbai

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Mumbai? Pune? Can you make out the difference here?

Also... Time taken to travel from Mulund to Pune < Time taken to travel from Mulund to Colaba.

Ergo: Pune = Suburb of Mumbai

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7. You rarely ever call it CST

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In fact you probably don't even know the new names of half the roads in your city.

It's still Tulsi Pipe Road. And when someone tells you there's a pipe under it, you think he's pulling your leg.

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Photographs: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

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6. It doesn't matter where you're going, you always must leave two hours in advance.

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And you're still late!

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5. If you get home at 9.30 from work, it's early for you.

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You uncork that special wine you've been storing away for this special occasion.

(Psst... you never do)

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4. You report to work in knee-deep water every monsoon

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Because it is part of your freaking KRA!

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3. You pull out your woolies when the mercury drops to... 24 degrees Celsius.

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HOLY COW! IT'S WINTER!

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2. You've never known what it is to drive on a pothole free road.

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But you still vote the same party into power at the municipal corporation three elections in a row.

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1. And the number one sign that you are from Mumbai is...

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When someone asks: How many of you hate New Delhi? Raise your hands!

The response is overwhelming :-P

Know of quirks from people of your city? Send them in! We would love to know!

Write to getahead@rediff.co.in (subject line: Signs you live in <City name>) and we will publish the funniest responses right here on Rediff.com!


Photographs: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

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