“I’d like to go some place near me for Sunday brunch.”
Translation: I plan to make this a Sunday Funday and have too much to drink by 2pm. And since I don’t want a DUI or to pay for an Uber, it needs to be near me. With or without you, this is happening.
"I used to live in University City... "
Translation: When I moved here, I didn’t realize it wasn’t part of Charlotte and that I'd have to drive 20+ minutes to get to the city. I did learn, however, to love the student-friendly apartment prices and chain restaurants… oh man, I do miss those rolls from O’Charley’s.
"I’m actually from Charlotte."
Translation 1: I grew up outside of Charlotte (Gastonia, Shelby, Concord), but it’s easier to tell people I’m from Charlotte.
Translation 2: I was born and raised in Charlotte. No, seriously, I was! Basically what I’m trying to tell you is that I’m a unicorn.