Actually, I guess I don't really hate tourists. I don't mind when they stop me for directions, or when they quack at me when their Duck Tour goes by. But I DO hate it when they stand in the middle of the street/subway stairwell/wherever, instead of standing off to the side. Do they really think halfway up the stairwell is a good place to consult their Boston map, when 304 commuters are trying to get out and go to work?
And also, as seen in this quick sketch from the T, why must they dress like complete spazzes when vacationing in Boston?