Another thing about "Joizey" that nobody from there has mentioned and I can prove is: All Jerseyites drive on the parkways and turnpikes in packs of 6 or more cars. There will be great distances between these packs of cars but as soon as you settle in at a comfortable speed, you will pick up new friends to drive along side of you for miles and miles.
I can't believe nobody else has said this yet...
learn your exit!
(as in what exit off the Turnpike you live near)
That also applies to the GSP (that's Garden State Parkway to you non-Jersey types).
As for not being allowed to pump your own gas... It's less expensive than the national average and you don't have to freeze your ass off in winter. Of course, your car insurance will cost you a LOT more...
Bob Fowler email@example.com
Some people are like Slinkies. They're really good for nothing, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.