The Seven Minor Annoyances That Drive Everyone in Miami Insane

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Yes, traffic is bad. Tourists can be awful. The humidity can be oppressive. Yet we've come to accept all of those things about living in Miami. That's part of what we signed up for.

Sometimes it's the smaller annoyances that really make us want to catch the next flight to Milwaukee and never look back.

photo by Averette via Wikimedia Commons
Getting Stuck Behind Someone in the Midtown Miami Parking Garage Who Doesn't Understand the Ticket Machine
There are hundreds of parking garages in Miami-Dade, and the vast majority of them have their own little quirk that will occasionally make you want to rip your eyes out.

This is hands down the worst, though. Getting stuck behind someone in an automated ticketed garage who for whatever reason does not understand the simple concept of paying on foot beforehand and sticking in their ticket the correct way into the machine is literal hell. You never know when it'll happen! Everything is moving along smoothly, and then -- boom! -- you're stuck waiting for an idiot to have someone come over and help them figure out something ten people in front of them did without any problem. The fact that the Shops at Midtown eliminated the free first hour of parking has only made it worse.

photo by katgrigg via Wikimedia Commons
Rain Almost Every Day in the Afternoon During the Summer
This is a weird time to gripe about this because we've had a good stretch of reasonably sunny days, but you know it's coming back, and it's coming back with a vengeance. Don't be caught anytime between 2 and 6 p.m. without an umbrella.


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Aaron Lebos
Aaron Lebos

What a ridiculous list...And when was it written? last I noticed it's been raining every day for weeks...

dianas0509
dianas0509

Go try living in a place like New York even for a little while and you will see real annoyances. I lived there for 20 yrs and I know. Moving to Miami was the best decision of my life. Compare to NY, Miami is a paradise. Be grateful people that's all I'm saying.

dianas0509
dianas0509

Try living in a place like New York even for a little while and you will see real annoyances. I lived there for 20 yrs and I know. Moving to Miami was the best decision of my life. Compare to NY, Miami is a paradise. Be grateful people that's all I'm saying.

paul
paul

Miami has awful weather most of the year unless you like living in a sauna. Born and raised there but no way I would ever give up having four seasons again. I'll take December through March down there. The rest of the time? You can have it.

debbie_78fr
debbie_78fr

This is what can be called Level 0 of journalism or blogging or whatever. Totally useless and unproductive.


Gee, you're worst than parisians - complaining for all and everything.


For the weather, you should consider you're lucky. In so many cities it rains all the year long. And winters are rainy, cold and grey. You don't even see the sun for weeks: dawn is at 8:30 am and night starts at 4.30 pm. Depressive! 


Morons who do not offer to help their fellow citizens stuck at the ticket machine are everywhere, even in Miami.

Frank Castle
Frank Castle

actually #1 should be cubans in miami, they should not be here and are a major annoyance especially in WORK places

Ray Grandon
Ray Grandon

Cuban,cuban,cuban,cuban,cuban,cuban,cuban

Michelle Evans
Michelle Evans

To see parrots flying around free is amazing... Agree about the palmetto bugs though! Miami is still an amazing place to live if you like sun and the beach!

Joseph Mazon
Joseph Mazon

I totally agree with the parking meter thing, how stupid do you have to be to not figure this out?

native
native

Most overrated thing about Miami is the WEATHER. Yeah, for a few months in the winter it's gorgeous but the other 8 or 9 months a year it's a rainy, oppressively hot and sticky sauna. Let's be honest. The place would not even exist if not for air conditioning.

MugenOni
MugenOni

Broken clock issue?

Its called Cuban time, get with it.

Mercy Suarez
Mercy Suarez

So glad that the Miami I grew up DID have great bands coming to play and had great local bands...Saigon Kick, Nuclear Valdez, etc...sorry about the crap music that seems to permeate through Miami these days...I agree with Rishona...reggaeton is total crap..

Rishona Campbell
Rishona Campbell

So true about the music and concerts! I wouldn't care about neighbors blasting music....if the music was good. However 9/10 it's that reggaeton crappolla. Bleh!

Clive Warner
Clive Warner

Cuban taxi drivers who don't speak Mexican Spanish so I can't understand them. Being constantly propositioned by hookers. Being constantly offered hard drugs. Having to avoid driving in the Congo part of Miami in case the car breaks down and I am taken by cannibals. I forget the rest...

Terry St Angelo
Terry St Angelo

Yes I've been stuck at that parking garage in Midtown and non of my family members dare visit me in South Beach. They all say "I don't know how you can live there !!" Btw my neighbor was evicted for playing laud music lol

HarryTheHandyman
HarryTheHandyman topcommenter

Wow, someone finally addresses the broken clock issue that has been plaguing the area! THANK YOU!

/sarcasm

Roxana Gosney
Roxana Gosney

Let me guess Traffic and Cubans not seriously if you don't like Spanish Adios amigos!!!

Jamie DeGiacomo
Jamie DeGiacomo

I find that the people need to be nicer..most are stuck up and rude..I am a very down to earth person who enjoys meeting people and making friends, but when I am nice I seem to get attitude. Believe me I am patient and try to be nice too,,,at least the cost of living for me is not to bad yet..

Eva Flores
Eva Flores

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Eva Flores
Eva Flores

Yes....one more ...people yelling at each other...

Maribel Pizarro
Maribel Pizarro

Could we post more articles on what makes Miami an amazing city?? Please stop focusing on the negative. After all, we live where many come to vacation or retire #ijs

Sophie Blachet
Sophie Blachet

Ah ah... I thought you were talking about NY and the hamptons ... Rain every day, big mosquitoes, loud music, well different but the same !

dantevida
dantevida topcommenter

how about a local culture that thinks every day is "bring your kids to work day"

Brandon Agosto
Brandon Agosto

So true about live music... You're more likely to see a DJ set of one member of a great band during their mid life crisis.

Britin Haller
Britin Haller

Complaining about rain and God's creatures? This article annoys me. You owe your readers an apology.

Allan Baldwin
Allan Baldwin

Miami New Times, y'all are complaining about parrots? What the what?! Best leave that Village Voice attitude back in the rotten apple. It's too sunny here for that bitter snark.

Heike Tiegen
Heike Tiegen

So true! Especially the midtown one and palmetto bugs.

Ariel Arriera
Ariel Arriera

Wow. Because it's crazy how true this is. I remember when most of what is considered magic city used to be called the dust bowl.

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