4. Talking About Apartment Prices Constantly
Growing up, you often heard your parents compare mortgages and commutes with their friends and co-workers; in the city, it is all about neighborhoods and apartment prices. No matter what city you live in, there is a fine art to getting into a neighborhood while it is affordable, but waiting to move there until it is safe. You will attend parties where the entire evening is dominated by this sort of conversation, even though everyone there already knows each point that will be made during the discussion. God forbid you admit to the crowd that you're new to the city. Everyone will take their turn talking up their neighborhood, even if they secretly hate it, if only to save face in front of the other guests. Once you leave that initial sublet and sign your own lease, you will join them, defending your neighborhood to the death, even if you actually can't wait to move out.