In Tuesday’s edition of Three for all on Middays with MFB, Lou Merloni, Christian Fauria and Tim Benz discussed why New Englanders are lazy and dirty, as well as a Massachusetts man’s problem with a woman watching the World Cup.
(To listen to the audio of the segment, click here.)
Fauria found a survey in The Washington Post done by the Bureau of Labor Statistics that gathered information to determine how Americans spend their days.
“So what they did is they took a bunch of maps showing how Americans spend the variation of their time,” Fauria said.
One element to the study was sleep time per day, with Alabama and Mississippi topping the list at over nine hours per day.
“Down there, Christian, things move at a slower pace,” Benz said.
Fauria added: ”So I figured the food had something to do with it. Lots of heavy, greasy food, eating a lot. Because normally when the surveys come out regarding healthiest cities, the southern states don’t even make a blip on the radar.”
But even Massachusetts was up on the list, averaging eight hours, 42 minutes of sleep per day.
“I don’t even know anyone who gets eight hours of sleep,” Merloni said.
It only got worse for New England when it came to hygiene.
“When it comes to spending time doing grooming activities, like washing, dressing and just generally getting one’s act together for the day, Vermont is a notable outlier,” Fauria said.
Benz responded: ”How much time does it really take if you’re not going to comb or get the bee’s wax out of your hair and put on the same Birkenstocks and cargo shorts that you had the day before? How much time does this really take?”
The last area they mentioned was time spent working, and both Massachusetts and Maine ranked near the bottom.
“People from New England, we take from this, don’t work hard and they smell bad,” Benz said.
– Benz read a story about an Amherst man complaining to his South American neighbor because she was watching the World Cup too loudly while he was trying to watch NASCAR and listen to Lynyrd Skynyrd.
The woman told police that the man was scolding her for taking jobs away from Americans.
“You think that dude had a wife beater and just drank bud heavy?” Merloni said.
Benz added: “You can’t get more ‘Merica than that.”