You know you are from Mumbai when.....
Stock market quotes are the only other thing besides cricket which you follow passionately.
You take fashion seriously.
You spend more time travelling than you send at home.
9:47 fast, means something to you.
u think tht delhi copied INDIA GATE frm mumbai's GATEWAY OF INDIA...
You're suspicious of strangers who are actually nice to you.
You consider eye contact an act of overt aggression.
Amitabh Bachans house is a landmark
When there's no place to breathe in the trains but there's place to play cards and sing bhajans!
You refer to the city as Mumbai and not Bombay .
You say that Pani Puri is waayy better than Gol Gappa's even when they're the same thing
Every three months you look at your street and say "Why're the digging the road again?"
You actually pay for your rickshaws by the meter.
You know what the term "video coach" stands for in the local trains...
"Gheun Tak" is your life ideology.
You aren't surprised when somebody throws a water balloon at you while you're walking on the streets during March.
you can only smile forgivingly about the size of any other city in the world.
Every time you speak Hindi in front of a Delhitite they have the WTF expression on their face.
When while giving directions you say "Right MARO aur wahan pe ek bridge GIREGA"
You have hung on to dear life at the local door.
When you think everyone who lives to the south(Mumbai) of you is a snob and to the north of you sucks
when u c movie names like "shootout at Lokhandwala" & 'Ek chalis ki last local" & don't have to ask what the name means
you consider the local train "empty" when you find a spot for your two feet to stand on.
when "chalta hai" is the most commonly used word
Everything to the north of Mumbai is UP-Bihar and everything below is Madras
if someone calls u "aap"-- u start laughing on their faces...
when you call the BEST bus, BST, even though BEST is painted on every single public transport bus operational in Bombay
It takes longer to get off from your house to the station than from one end of Mumbai to another by train.
Being truly alone makes you nervous.
Crorepati, Lakhpati, Hazarpati, Chillarpati all travel in local Trains daily-together!.
You have learnt how to stand in a queue
u treat mumbai as a country itself
when you actually see random people coming to help you when u have a problem
u want to get into the train already that is already in motion & u have 5 hands taking u in..
You are back to work next day after the city is bombed - Truly the spirit of Mumbai
When you allow complete strangers to spend the night in your house because its raining outside and half the city is submerged...
You know you are from Mumbai when....
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