shady-rides

Another 3 Things you shouldn't do in Italy

DON’T take a tourist gondola ride in Venice unless you’re prepared to pay EURO 80-100 per gondola for a 40 min ride. These are official rates so don’t get taken for a ride by shady gondoliers who charge random prices. On a budget, try hopping a Traghetto, one of the water taxis used by locals to cross the Canale Grande. The ride will be shorter, but the boats are similar except that tickets will cost around 5 EURO. 

DON’T expect the “Italian” food served in other countries to actually be served in Italy. Italian food is VERY regional. It’s also seasonal. Try local specialties, e.g. Genoa for pesto; Naples for pizza; Bologna for Bolognese sauce and filled pastas like ravioli, tortellini, lasagna; Milan for risotto and Ossobucco alla Milanese; Rome for Spaghetti alla Carbonara, Spaghetti all'amatriciana, and lamb. Gnocchi, bresaola, polenta dishes, and Tiramisù are found all over the country, but they’re native to North Italian regions like Lombardy and the Veneto. Prosciutto/Parma ham is most commonly associated with central and northern Italy. Oh and Americans, NO PEPPERONI PIZZA (lol).

DON’T tip, no matter what they tell you abroad. Tipping is not obligatory or common in Italy and can be an insult. However, tourist-savvy service people may have heard that other nationalities (especially Americans!) are genetically programmed to tip everything from waiters to performing rabbits, so the cheekier ones might try to work you for some spare change. Unless they gave you the best service in the history of the planet, resist. People earn a living wage so there’s absolutely no need to tip.

DON’T ask your waiter for Parmesan to put on your seafood pasta unless you want to see a grown man cry. One of the holiest commandments of traditional Italian culinary etiquette is that cheese and seafood never, ever mix. Only very recently have certain cheese/seafood pairings cropped up - i.e. ricotta with sea bass, gorgonzola with clams - but this is considered very avantgarde;a purist won’t touch such dishes. Also, for the love of Saint Peter, don’t let an Italian see you cutting spaghetti with a fork and knife or roll it on a spoon.

Pros and Cons

This one real and unbiased and for the people that liked post or wasn’t on the other list

Seun:

Pros: Dedicated, Stands up for herself, Creative, Loyal, Ride or Die, Pretty

Cons: Bossy, Tries to control her friends

Sister:

Pros: Sweet, Nice, Funny, Fun

Cons: Judgemental, Shady, Annoying

Vro:

Pros: Funny, Quiet, Has feelings, Cute

Cons: Rude, Changed, Emo, Never learns, Falls in love easy

Assign:

Pros: Loyal, Protective, Ride or Die, Fun, Funny, Hot

Cons: Hot head, Chatty, Rude, Overprotective, Obsessive

nmad:

Pros: Loyal, Ride or Die, Sweet, Funny, Cute

Cons: Shady, Too loyal sometimes, Gemini, Rude sometimes

Plough:

Pros: Dedicated, Woke, Stands up for herself, Sane, Committed, Pretty

Cons: Annoying, Obsessive, Shady, Forced personality, Doesn’t mind her own business

Aldi:

Pros: Stands up for herself, Friendly, Nice to her friends, Witty, Fun, Funny, Cute

Cons: Can’t stay in one relationship, Fuckgirl, Hard to satisfy, Drama starter, Shady

Eyeroll:

Pros: Sweet, Fun, Pleasant, Friendly, Loyal to friends

Cons: Pushover sometimes, Weird, Annoying

Uckers:

Pros: Funny, Fun, Stands up for herself, Original, Ride or Die, Cute

Cons: Loud, Extra, Ghetto, Too flirtatious, Shady

Rakija:

Pros: Loyal, Ride or Die, Friendly, Cute

Cons: Too flirtatious, Gemini, Fuckgirl

Alliegant:

Pros: Interesting, Stands up for herself, Fun, Original, Nice to friends, Pretty

Cons: Weird, Hot head, Gemini, Bitchy, Extra, Crazy

Intuitive:

Pros: Friendly, Nice, Chill, Level headed, Modest, Loyal, Doesn’t start arguments, Doesn’t attention seek, Hot

Cons: Fuckboy, Too quiet, Judgemental, Can’t stay in one relationship, Pushover

Jords:

Pros: Nice, Friendly, Sweet, Ride or Die, Funny, Cute

Cons: Pushover sometimes, Too nice sometimes, Too flirtatious

Skive:

Pros: Doesn’t try hard to be popular

Cons: Tries too hard to be rude, Annoying, Desperate for bad attention

Mwolfe:

Pros: Friendly, Nice, Caring, Protective, Loyal to friends, Funny, Hot

Cons: Fuckboy, Doesn’t take anything serious, Too flirtatious

Krystal:

Pros: Stands up for herself, Woke, Dedicated, Cute

Cons: Follower, Doesn’t mind her own business, Jumps to conclusions, Shady

Permit:

Pros: Friendly, Fun, Sweet, Interesting, Pretty

Cons: Too flirtatious, Gemini, Obnoxious, Can’t stand up for herself, Chatty

Queer:

Pros: Nice to friends, Protective, Loyal, Friendly

Cons: Extra, Argumentative, Obnoxious, Rude

ilyt:

Pros: Ride or Die, Loyal, Fun, Sweet, Pretty

Cons: Too loyal sometimes, Emo, Doesn’t mind her own business, Obnoxious

Aw:

Pros: Loyal to friends, Minds her own business, Nice, Pretty

Cons: Annoying, Tryhard, Basic, Obnoxious

Celebro:

Pros: Funny, Stands up for herself, Loyal, Original, Fun

Cons: Bitchy, Moody, Rude, Obnoxious, Chatty, Too flirtatious

Frail:

Pros: Friendly, Nice to everyone, Loyal, Pretty

Cons: Too loyal to fake friends, Annoying, Desperate for Attention

Abuses:

Pros: Sweet, Friendly, Funny, Fun, Pretty

Cons: Annoying, Shady, Backstabber, Extra, Pushover sometimes, Attention seeker, Crazy, Loud

Scride:

Pros: Nice, Sweet, Friendly

Cons: Follower, Judgemental, Tryhard sometimes

Orb:

Pros: Funny, Loyal to friends, Good at everything, Cute

Cons: Unfriendly, Rude, Unsettling, Shocking

Glovember:

Pros: Friendly, Funny, Nice, Chill, Cute

Cons: Doesn’t take anything serious, Narcissistic, Too flirtatious

Chronicles:

Pros: Mature, Friendly, Sweet, Chill, Cute

Cons: Desperate for attention, Narcissistic, Crazy

Wyverne:

Pros: Nice, Sweet, Caring, Sensitive, Hot

Cons: Too nice, Pushover, Falls in love easily

Developed:

Pros: Funny, Carefree, Fun, Hot

Cons: Fuckboy, Childish, Doesn’t care about anything

Idiotic:

Pros: Nice to friends, Stands up for herself, Chill

Cons: Rude, Moody, Drama starter, Emo

Snake:

Pros: Loyal to friends, Nice to friends

Cons: Obsessive, Racist, Offensive, Childish, Tryhard

Jumpy:

Pros: Chill, Sweet, Mature, Friendly

Cons: Crybaby, Never learns

Worry:

Pros: Fun, Loyal, Witty, Protective, Ride or Die

Cons: Argumentative, Chatty, Obnoxious

Fired:

Pros: Nice to friends, Chill, Laid back

Cons: Shady, Annoying, Rude

Carsick:

Pros: Loyal, Chill, Ride or Die, Funny

Cons: Too flirtatious, Fuckboy, Doesn’t take anything serious

Barnacle:

Pros: Friendly, Nice, Sensitive, Loyal

Cons: Pushover, Annoying, Too nice sometimes

Ful:

Pros: Friendly, Sweet sometimes, Moody

Cons: Fuckboy, Too flirtatious, Rude sometimes

Buttrub:

Pros: Friendly, Nice, Sweet sometimes

Cons: Extra, Annoying, Attention seeker