Everybody makes resolutions for the New Year, even if they usually don’t work out. But Miami resolutions are different.
The list of positive behaviors we should embrace is long and exhausting, so let’s concentrate on a few Miami resolutions for 2018 that could improve our lives in simple ways. We vow to follow them. OK, some of them. Maybe.
Don’t overspend on a Brazilian butt lift
If you absolutely need to have work done on your booty, make sure you have paid the rent and have enough for necessities, like gas, groceries, your Internet service bill and a few random happy hours and/or Taco Tuesdays.
Don’t underspend on a Brazilian butt lift
If you’re determined to do this – even though this is not a very good idea – find a medical care professional. Don’t go with the cut rate version that’s performed in some guy’s Hialeah garage.
Don’t be that driver who will wait 20 minutes and hold up parking lot traffic just for a closer space
It is not going to kill you to walk. We know you ate your weight in croquetas over the holidays.
Stop being that driver who refuses to wait in the long line to exit the highway and instead sneaks ahead and cuts in front of everybody else
I personally have no intention of doing this, but the rest of you should add it to your Miami resolutions list if you want good karma.
Cut back on the coffee consumption
This one is also a long shot. Miami loves its cafecito. But we are a stressed-out people here and could use a little more calm in our daily lives.
Stop believing the Miami Marlins will make you happy.
The dysfunctional relationship between baseball fans and Miami has reached a new low. It’s time to let go.
Buy hurricane supplies at the beginning of June
I know, I know. This requires more planning than Miami is generally capable of. But remember standing in line at Publix last fall only to find all the water and canned goods gone? Remember how Amazon didn’t deliver those batteries you needed before Hurricane Irma? Save yourself a little grief. Though you probably won’t.
Stop being late all the time
It’s in our DNA to run on Miami time. We’ll at least try to get to your dinner party on time, but we can’t promise anything.
Stop posting so many photos of Florida’s perfect weather on social media
See? Now cousins you haven’t seen since eighth grade want to come visit you for a month. No, they don’t have jobs. Why do you ask? We know it’s good for the economy, but posting such photos only leads to the arrival of tourists who can’t drive and clog up all the restaurants as well as friends and family who won’t leave in a timely fashion.
Stop complaining about parking and driving and use Uber or Lyft more
Accept that traffic is always going to be a Dante-esque nightmare and make adjustments accordingly.
Spend more time in Kendall
Ha ha ha! Just kidding. Nobody wants to do that.