There are more indications that someone's new to DC than the map they're inevitably holding (and not a cool map like this one). A Duke sweatshirt is typically a sure bet, for example. Here are some of the biggest rookie mistakes (besides attending Duke) people make when they first touch down in our nation’s capital. Offer a helping hand, and then tell the story over brunch.
1. Failing to see all the sights before your relatives arrive and expect you to be a fully informed tour guide.
2. Getting a warm DC commuter-welcome after standing left.
3. Thinking you need to pack heat before leaving NW. It’s FAR past time to get over that and explore. Maybe you’ll find these.
4. Searching for an actual Eye St to find an Eye St address.