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I think I hate San Francisco.

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by lefty, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. Thomas

    Thomas Well-Known Member

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    Wait a second, I think I know that building now!
     
  2. imatlas

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    LOL

    It may help to imagine a drum beating out "DUM DUM" when the image appears on your screen.
     
  3. itsstillmatt

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    I drive a manual, curb my wheels, park in first and put on the brake. It doesn't even occur to me not to curb my wheels.
     
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    you're just knuckling under to the man, man.
     
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    I think you can still get a ticket for not tweeting or posting on Facebook about your parking spot. FYI.
     
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    where will you be enjoying your foie this week?
     
  7. foodguy

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    i'm not much of a foie guy. i've certainly had some great dishes, but it's not something I go out of my way to eat.
     
  8. lefty

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    I'm stumped as to what to do when on a flat street. Do I turn in or turn out? What if I'm on an imperceptible grade? Do I need a pencil to test each road I park on? Matt, how do you park when running into the Tartine Bakery?

    Speaking of which, what's with the hatred of sugar on the part of dessert bakers or ice cream makers here. I had to pour sugar on a pint of three twins ice cream just to make it taste like something you'd want for dessert.

    lefty
     
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  9. gdl203

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    duh - you didn't get the memo? Sweet desserts are no good no more. If someone asks you if you like dessert, the correct answer nowadays is "Yes. But I don't like sweet desserts"
     
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    I don't go to the Mission much, and certainly not to Tartine. Problem solved.
     
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    I've mounted a 6' spirit level on the hood of my car for rapid determination of inclination.
     
  13. sugarbutch

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    That won't do. This is what you need:

    [​IMG]

    lefty, I've not encountered this unsweet dessert phenomenon. May it ever the thus.


    Yes, but I don't like sweet jesus.
     
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  14. imatlas

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    ^ what if the angle isn't magnetic? Does it still work?
     
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    So last night. I'm in the mission and finish a meeting early. It's 5:30. I see a neighbourhood place across the street and call my wife. She says she'll be right over. I cross the street and enter the empty restaurant. They open at 5:30. It's now 5:34. I ask for a table for two and the waiter asks if I have a reservation. I look around the empty place and say no.

    Now, I think to myself, okay maybe he wants to check me in if I did made a reservation, so I ask if they take reservations. He says no. I'm now immune to SF restaurant stupidity (or I'm hooked on the abuse), so I soldier on. I point to a table and say, I'll take than one. He raises his eyebrows and says, let me check if it's available. He then retreats behind the bar where he conferes with his other waiters. They eye me up and down and whisper. Finally, he comes back to say, yes, you may sit there.

    I sit. And as I do so I realise that the concrete floor is so pitched (former warehouse) that the table and chairs are on a severe angle. I pull out my road grade pencil and sure enough it rolls right off. I feel like I'm eating on the Titanic. I stand up and notice my wife pulling up outside. He rushes over. It is 5:45 and the restaurant is still empty. I say, Im going to sit at that table, pointing to a 4 top outside. He says, that for four people. I say, I'm a big eater.

    I've never been to a place where they make you feel as if they're doing you a favour by letting you eat in their restaurants.

    lefty
     
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  17. fuzzyearlobes

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    sounds like the San Francisco I know. I love the place, but hate so much about it, it hurts. I mostly just hate the people, so I cant blame the city for that. I have lived in Oakland for the past 2 years, SF 8 years prior to Oakland. Just the other day I met a friend and his daughter who is like 4 or 5 now. Hadnt seen his daughter in 2 years. They are one of those couples who never tell their daughter no, gave her their old iPhone at 2 years old kinda shit. I lasted about 4 minutes around this brat before I had to bail. San Francisco seems to attract that kind of person, and its taken a long time for me to come to terms with the fact that those are the kinds of people I fucking hate.
     
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    Well, what did you get? And did you eat all 4 entrees, or did you take some home? Or did your wife eat her fair share, in which case, go Mrs. Lefty.
     
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    Name names please.
     
  20. lefty

    lefty Well-Known Member

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    We shared 6 apps as the entrees didn't do it for us.

    The leftette is saint for putting up with me, but she does have her evil side. Her favourite sport these days is New Yorkin' a cab out from under the nose of unsuspecting SFans.

    I have to go Joe Friday on this.

    lefty
     

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