In an effort to help Travel and Leisure magazine further clarify their list of the Top 20 rudest cities in the United States, here are additional reasons they could use.
First, a sidebar here. The No. 1 and No. 5 rudest cities have something in common. They are both playing this Sunday. So, word to the wise. After one loses, and one will lose, stay away. Stay far away, unless you want those verbal jabs headed in your direction.
Here is the list and a perfectly clear reason to be rude.
20. Salt Lake City - all that salt raises your blood pressure.
19. San Diego - it must be all that wonderful weather. Or maybe, it the rest of you going there to enjoy that weather.
18. Providence, R.I. - there is no reason.
17. Seattle - hey, where's the sun?
16. Houston - "we have a problem" is all we here.
15. San Francisco - too many people suggesting they "left their heart" hear.
14. Chicago - having to explain the real meaning of Windy City. Hint: it's not the wind.
13. Anchorage - public transportation isn't all it's cracked up to be.
12. Las Vegas - the problem is "what happens here" doesn't stay there.
11. Philadelphia - what do you mean No. 11? We are No. 1, for crying out loud.
10. Orlando - when you have the "Happiest Place on Earth" in your backyard, things are bound to get ugly.
9. Baltimore - we have a football team named after a poem. A football team, mind you.
8. Phoenix/Scottsdale - the idea that we had to tag another city with us to be rude is going too far.
7. Atlanta - there was nothing "civil" about that war.
6. Dallas/Fort Worth - hosting "America's Team" can be a bit much, especially when the rest of the country doesn't like the term.
5. Boston - we are in the Super Bowl.
4. Los Angeles - we built the major part of this city too far away from the beach.
3. Washington, D.C. - rude is a way of life.
2. Miami - it is the heat and humidity, so stop telling us.
1. New York - we are in the Super Bowl, too.