1. You embrace traffic as a fact of life.
Traffic troubles, whether currently happening or a spectacular event from last week, are ever a topic of conversation. In a city of 11 million with insufficient public transportation, people stress about getting from A to B all the time. Everyone has a story about it and an alternative route to share.
Waze is very popular, but there’s also a radio station dedicated to traffic news, 24 hours a day, every day. Even the absence of traffic is a subject for conversation: “Hey, guess what, I arrived 15 minutes early because there was no traffic on Bandeirantes today!”[/mn_slideshow_slide]