15 Gifs That Perfectly Describe Hoboken {Driving and Parking} Woes

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Having a car in Hoboken sometimes feels like a luxury…especially when you need to make a trip to Home Goods or Walmart {although we really never recommend going to Walmart, it’s the worst…even though they do have toothpaste for half the price of what you’d normally buy it}. However, with the luxury of a car sometimes comes with the internal {or external, depending on your level of road rage} monologue that can cause quite the unrest. Put some people behind the wheel of a car and watch them go from Polite Polly to Theresa Giudice circa season one of RHONJ. Not saying this is everyone, but we’re sharing a few of the thoughts {via gifs} that perfectly describe driving and parking in Hoboken.

When someone doesn’t let you merge even though it’s your turn.

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But then you let them go, because who cares.

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When someone beeps at you — as the light turns green…when you’re about to press the gas.

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When there’s no traffic on 495 and the Hoboken exit is clear.

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When you are in the car with your in-laws and you can’t let your road rage rear its ugly head.

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When you’re alone and free to let your road rage have its way with you.

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When you have a weekend trip planned but have to leave during rush hour.

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When you’re driving in the left lane…just because. And you don’t GAF.

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When you get in your friend’s car with a fresh blowout and the windows are open.

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When someone cuts you off — and they’re from New Jersey.

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When someone cuts you off — and they’re from anywhere else.

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When you park in a spot and forget that the street cleaner is coming.

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When someone is trying to parallel park and they’re blocking the entire street.

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When you fit into a parking spot that looked impossible.

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When you’ve finally found a spot and can get on with your life.

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Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of HobokenGirl.com. With deep entrepreneurial roots in Hudson County — as her grandparents owned textile businesses on Tonnelle Ave in North Bergen dating back to the 50s — she started the site as a Hoboken resident to discover the amazing things happening in the area. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event or #HobokenGirlHelps volunteer project, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her two pups, or watching Bravo TV and ordering takeout with her husband.