Comment Overheard: "I think Boston must be one of the top 5 windiest cities."
Commenter: Some guy (non-descript 20-something)
Parts of Boston are quite windy (especially Mass Ave. in that area), which isn't surprising given our proximity to the ocean. I just wonder if the low temperatures tend to exaggerate the effect of the wind. If the same wind was present in say, Miami, I doubt anyone would say it was one of the windiest cities in the country. But who knows? I assume Chicago must be in the top 5, given its nickname, but I can't really think of any other cities that are unusually windy. San Francisco was pretty windy at the top of some of the hills and out in the Bay, but not out of control by any means. If anyone has some expertise from their travels, leave a comment.
The story I invented in my head is that the other two people with the comment-sayer were his friends from out of town and he was bragging about how hardcore we are here. And everyone in Boston has done that at least once.