Maybe you just moved to Tri-Cities. Welcome. It's a nice place to live and used to be affordable but at least the sunsets are beautiful as ever. Tri-Cities, like most towns, is what you make it. If you want to make friends here, all you have to do is follow a few simple rules.

If you don't like the Seahawks, keep it to yourself.

I can't think of one single thing Tri-Cities loves more than the Seattle Seahawks. Maybe the WSU Cougars?

Support local businesses, especially the small ones.

If you're tired of reading articles about small mom & pop shops closing, do your part to keep them open.

Don't say "it's mostly a dry heat."

Just don't.

Don't stop when you're in a roundabout.

You'd be surprised at the frequency of this - almost as surprised as I am every time I see it happen.

Learn how to zipper on the Blue Bridge onramp.

The Blue Bridge wouldn't be the nightmare that it is if more people showed each other common decency.

When March Madness comes, there is only Gonzaga. Unless, of course, the Cougars get it together but I doubt that will happen.

Come on, the Zags are part of the 509. Get on the hype train with the rest of us fairweather fans.

Never mention Erik Bedard's name.

The Adam Jones trade set the Mariners back a decade, but the drought is finally over!

Learn how to drive in the snow.

I hate driving in the snow not because I'm bad at it but because everyone else is.

Don't make jokes about Hanford.

Unless you're John Oliver.

Don't besmirch the good name of Zip's Drive-In.

It's not just a good cheeseburger, it's a Tri-Cities institution.

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