Ten Signs You've Lived in Miami Too Long

Miami is a beautiful city, a corrupt metropolis, a straight-up strange place full of weirdos. It's a diverse, messed-up, exotic destination. No wonder the tourists always look so shell-shocked.

Hell, even if you call Miami home, it's easy to lose yourself here. And that's not always a good thing.

Face it: Too much time spent in this city has the potential to change a person. It might change you for the better; you'll probably pick up some Spanish, for instance, if you weren't raised speaking it. But it might also give you a few bad habits -- and we're not talking about just hookers and yeyo.

If you find yourself exhibiting any of the below symptoms, it's probably time to get out of town.

See also: Ten Signs You're a Miami Art Snob

Ten Signs You've Lived in Miami Too Long
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9. You own one or more pairs of Uggs.

Like any other art form, fashion is judged partly by its context. And if you're wearing Uggs in Miami, sorry, but the context is sweaty feet. Even if you grew up in Miami, there are maybe -- maybe -- two or three weeks a year when your feet are comfortably cozy in Uggs. And if you're the kind of person willing to pay upward of $150 for footwear you can't even use for a full month, that paints you a different shade of ugly. Pack up those boots and go to Aspen until you remember how great it feels to wear flip-flops.


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