Most of us here in Ocean County have done our fair share of grumbling at New York license plates on the Parkway, Snooki lookalikes on the beaches, and fist pumping in the bars. But this year let's be honest - we need them as much as they need us.

Now don't get me wrong, there's still nothing wrong with having local, Ocean County pride, but over the past 7 months a very difficult lesson was learned - like them or not, we need Bennys.

No matter how bad some may drive, how rude some can be, or how much hair gel ends up in our ocean, if it wasn't for out of towners, we'd be in big economic trouble.

So come on down Bennys! We'll even hold the door for you (please at least say "thank you" though).