If you live and die by Ukrop’s rainbow cookies, you know there are River City traditions non-Richmonders just don’t understand. Seriously — one Reddit user called them the Lil’ Sebastian of Richmond.
For those lucky enough to be from the 804, here are a few unwritten rules you may know to be true, shared by readers and on Instagram + Reddit. If you’re a transplant, you might want to save this newsletter for future reference.
“Tattoos are almost mandatory.” – @amberkconnor
We’re fantasizing about future ink now.
“If it’s a local shop, it’s closed on Monday.” – @trent_snaps
“When you trip on a brick or cracked sidewalk, play it off like nothing happened.” – @kob59
We’ve all been there.
“If you live here, you’ve had a PBR + shot combo.” – @miss_elaine_neous
“You can stop anywhere in the road if your hazard lights are on.” – @Candid-Ear-4840
We cannot endorse that one … but we can attest that Richmonders believe it to be true.
“You must give directions by saying where things used to be.” – @RVAblues
“Scoring Jefferson holiday brunch reservations is like winning the lottery. You have to call a year in advance on a specific day and even then they are likely all booked up.” – @magdalenwilhelm
The struggle is real.
“You are pretty sure you know the best driving route from point A to point B … however, just to make sure, you constantly ask others and brag about your own routes to and from. It’s a Richmond thing.” – Paula H.
“The walk to Belle Isle is always longer than you think it will be.” – @lindsey_schwartzkopf
And finally …
“[You] must know all the words to the Agee’s song.” – @WhiskeeHound
They bring out the best in you. 🚲
Toss us any more unwritten rules to help out Richmond rookies.