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I think I hate San Francisco.

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

  1. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    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.
    Homeless crack heads are insanely aggressive. I had to push a guy away from my wife. Next time I bring an axe.
    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.
    There's garbage on the street.
    The women look like men. Up close, ugly men.
    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.

    lefty
     
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  2. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Senior member

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    I love San Francisco. You are a fool.
     
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    GQgeek Senior member

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    Look at the bright side; you can hang out with matt and be grumpy together.
     
  4. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You don't have to live in SF. There are a lot of different communities around the Bay for different tastes. But from what you said in your post, I rather doubt Berkeley would be one of them......
     
  5. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    I love San Francisco.
    Which part? Filthy cabs or the women who look like men? I'm planning to call it "Frisco" just to piss off the locals. lefty
     
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    james_timothy Senior member

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    Nah, clearly he's an Oakland kind of guy.
     
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    mordecai Senior member

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    excellent thread. agree with all of your points, plus all of the ones you will discover once you move there. that said, sf has some beautiful park spaces, great food, goodish shopping, iammatt and labelking, and one good museum. going mainly on your house/dog/other lifestyle posts on here, i'd recommend that you move to marin county if you can afford it.
     
  8. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    ^Is that 30 minutes just outside the city where, as one local said, "we have nature!". If I could find a place high on a hill that was defensible, then maybe.

    I'm not sure "one good museum" is a selling point.

    What's with the garbage on the streets?

    Wanting a coffee, I'm sorry - "The best coffee in the country!" I stupidly got in line at some place called Blue Bottom or Blue Bird and had to listen the fucking chipper chick behind the counter greet everyone with a peppy "HI THERE!". After about 8 of those I left the line and looked for a Dunkin' Donuts. No luck.

    lefty
     
  9. MetroStyles

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    Yeah, I like LA better than SF, but I feel I am the only one. Better-looking girls and better weather. It's almost as if the majority of people that harp about SF are ugly girls who like it because there is less competition.
     
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    ^Is that 30 minutes just outside the city where, as one local said, "we have nature!". If I could find a place high on a hill that was defensible, then maybe. I'm not sure "one good museum" is a selling point. What's with the garbage on the streets? Wanting a coffee, I'm sorry - "The best coffee in the country!" I stupidly got in line at some place called Blue Bottom or Blue Bird and had to listen the fucking chipper chick behind the counter greet everyone with a peppy "HI THERE!". After about 8 of those I left the line and looked for a Dunkin' Donuts. No luck. lefty
    I also was not a fan of San Francisco and despite working there for ten years, managed to live outside the city for the entire time save for a six week stint in corporate housing. I lived in the east bay (Rockridge neighborhood in Oakland) for three years, and Marin County for the remainder. I liked Marin a lot and it also provides the best and easiest commute in the bay area. (It did for me as I worked about a five minute walk from the ferry terminal) That said, I left CA because the state is basically doomed. Good luck![​IMG]
     
  11. Lane

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    buncha homos

    no homo
     
  12. james_timothy

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    You can triangulate for oh so different life experiences: SF, Marin County, and Oakland.
     
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    I left the line and looked for a Dunkin' Donuts.
    God you must have been desperate. Dunkin Donuts coffee? I know it's some east coast thing - but I just don't get it. This is the equivalent of Chicago people insisting that Deep Dish is good Pizza.
     
  14. lefty

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    Haha, good luck in the real world - you are going to need it.

    Thank you for your concern.

    Yeah, I like LA better than SF, but I feel I am the only one. Better-looking girls and better weather. It's almost as if the majority of people that harp about SF are ugly girls who like it because there is less competition.

    I'm rethinking my hate-on for LA. I had thought the saving grace of SF was that you can walk everywhere, but after four days of tromping all over the city I realized that there was no place I wanted to walk back to.

    That said, I left CA because the state is basically doomed. Good luck![​IMG]

    Terrific.

    buncha homos

    no homo


    I am a friend to the homosexulist, so good there.

    You can triangulate for oh so different life experiences: SF, Marin County, and Oakland.

    At this point in my life I was hoping to triangulate NY, Paris and Sayan.

    lefty
     
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    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    lefty Senior member

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    God you must have been desperate. Dunkin Donuts coffee? I know it's some east coast thing - but I just don't get it. This is the equivalent of Chicago people insisting that Deep Dish is good Pizza.

    I was hoping for a server weighed down by life.

    lefty
     
  17. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    In all sincerity, I do hope you can learn to at least find it a bit less detestable.


    I do await the epic SF curmudgeon meetup between you and Iam. It might actually be the first place I'll ever travel to. I think it would be worth it.
     
  18. grit

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    blue bottle coffee pwnz. you just mad cause we won the world series and the yankees/red sox/phillies/whatever your overpaid east coast team didn't
     
  19. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    Join the club.

    Alvy Singer: The... the other important joke, for me, is one that's usually attributed to Groucho Marx; but, I think it appears originally in Freud's "Wit and Its Relation to the Unconscious," and it goes like this - I'm paraphrasing - um, "I would never want to belong to any club that would have someone like me for a member." That's the key joke of my adult life...

    lefty
     
  20. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    blue bottle coffee pwnz. you just mad cause we won the world series and the yankees/red sox/phillies/whatever your overpaid east coast team didn't
    Oh, please. The last thing we need is for more coffee connoisseurs and amateur baristas to extol the virtues of a city in decline.
     

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