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The Brown Noser

It’s Near Boston, Student Elaborates

Published Friday, December 6th, 2019

Sources report that Josh Baylor ’20 always has to elaborate that his hometown of Marblehead, Massachusetts is “near Boston.”

“I get blank looks whenever I tell people where I’m from, so I just tell everyone it’s near Boston,” Baylor said of Marblehead, a quiet beach town a little under an hour’s drive northeast of the well-known city. “Then they respond, ‘cool’, and give a little nod, followed by an awkward pause before they change the subject.”

“Then there’s those annoying people who are also from the Boston area and want me to go into more detail,” Baylor elaborated. “I’m like, ‘It’s near Salem… Faces out into Marblehead harbor… Yeah, up route 1A.’ They just nod and pretend like they know what I’m talking about.”

At press time, Baylor was answering that, no, he doesn’t know so and so’s cousin in Quincy, which is on the other side of Boston.

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