You can always spot the Bostonian abroad
Maureeen Rogers tackles that report that claims Boston is the safest city in America for pedestrians, recounts an incident in San Francisco in which she and her husband were looking for a particular restaurant:
There was a woman a few yards ahead of us, and we caught up to her to ask for directions. After she provided them, I asked her whether she was from Boston (She did not have a New England accent). She said that she had recently moved from Boston, but asked why we might think she was a former Bostonian.
"You're the only one other than us who's jaywalking," I told her.