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post #196 of 2715
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Originally Posted by Lokesh View Post
The weather is awesome...

The weather is shit. Are you from Alaska originally?
post #197 of 2715
Overall, San Fran is a very poor public transportation town. I know a lot of people who take the bus, but it's quite an inefficient way of getting around and doesn't even enter into the same galaxy in which cities such as New York, Paris, and Tokyo exist, with their extensive subway systems. That being said, I have the luxury of living right by one of the stops on a linear subway that travels underneath Market Street, so a quick trip to downtown is extremely convenient, but the use of cabs, namely Yellow and DeSoto, has always been a clean and pleasant experience.
post #198 of 2715
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post
What percent of people in the city center ride the bus?
I try not to ride the bus. I've been on it a dozen times or so, which works out to once every three years I've lived in the area. The cable car also sucks, though it goes right by my house, so I take that every two years. I do take cabs from time to time, but I usually walk or drive, depending.
post #199 of 2715
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Originally Posted by Joenobody0 View Post
The weather is shit. Are you from Alaska originally?

This is why I love the weather here: I suffer from (well, "suffer" is a strong word, but it still sucks) seasonal affect disorder and strangely enough the San Fran weather helps a lot. The shortening of the days and their effect on me is negated, to a large degree but not totally, by the increase of color green due to the rains that occur in the winter. Seriously, everything explodes. When I was a kid I would hate being around deciduous trees because of their barrenness, but their is no prevalence of those trees here.
post #200 of 2715
Whenever I rode the bus it was all like mariachis door-to-door standing room only
post #201 of 2715
Have some perspective! SF isn't perfect, but it's the best US city hands down.
post #202 of 2715
The best US city is Paris
post #203 of 2715
Thread Starter 
Last page very helpful. Drive or walk.

I like this place:




Maybe I need to rethink Marin.

lefty
post #204 of 2715
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Originally Posted by Joenobody0 View Post
The weather is shit. Are you from Alaska originally?

I grew up in a cold place. So I like the cold. Ergo the weather is awesome. For me.
post #205 of 2715
Mmm Noguchi.
post #206 of 2715
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Esa View Post
Have some perspective! SF isn't perfect, but it's the best US city hands down.

Does that include Des Moines?

lefty
post #207 of 2715
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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post
I try not to ride the bus. I've been on it a dozen times or so, which works out to once every three years I've lived in the area. The cable car also sucks, though it goes right by my house, so I take that every two years. I do take cabs from time to time, but I usually walk or drive, depending.

I've been riding the train to work lately...in Dallas...which has nothing at all to do with this thread...just thought I'd throw that in.

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The best US city is Paris

Paris, Texas? I beg to differ.
post #208 of 2715
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Originally Posted by Mark from Plano View Post


Paris, Texas? I beg to differ.

Sorry, forgot about that stupid co-opting place names thing.
The best US city is Tokyo.
post #209 of 2715
see responses below

[quote=lefty;3776670]Just got back from a four day "let's check the city out" trip in anticipation of our move in March. Couldn't wait to get home.

In no particular order:

Cabs, if you can find one, are filthy with drivers who have no idea where they are going. yes, but they are typically some kind of white
Homeless crack heads are insanely aggressive. I had to push a guy away from my wife. Next time I bring an axe. yes they are really nuts and aggressive
Waiters are way too chummy and have no idea how do do their job. Look, pal - you are not part of our conversation; don't touch me when telling me the specials; and don't remove an empty plate until we're all finished. I finally had to tell a waiter to leave the plate and he looked at me like I killed his puppy. yeah, service is terrible, had worst waiter ever at town hall
There's garbage on the street. yes
The women look like men. Up close, ugly men.i prefer the women there to women here, cooler looking and less cunty
The residents are like Stepford employees of the tourism board. "Oh, you'll love it here. Did you know you can ski in the morning and surf in the afternoon?" Look closely in their eyes, however, and what you see is a tinge of fear. As if they are trapped in the Billy Mumy Twilight Zone episode.

I met up with an ex-New Yorker and asked him why the fuck everyone was so nice. He replied, "It's nice to be nice." Fuck me.

I was blindsided by one line in a contract and am now royally fucked.
post #210 of 2715
I've always wanted to visit SF, but now having read this thread I don't. I became convinced it is a shit hole. So, I will continue then to vacation in the winter around San Diego
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