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I think I hate San Francisco.

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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.

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

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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......
 

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Originally Posted by kwilkinson
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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Nah, clearly he's an Oakland kind of guy.
 

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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.
 

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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.

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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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Originally Posted by lefty
^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!
 

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buncha homos

no homo
 

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

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Originally Posted by lefty
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.
 

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

Thank you for your concern.

Originally Posted by MetroStyles
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.

Originally Posted by coolpapaboze
That said, I left CA because the state is basically doomed. Good luck!


Terrific.

Originally Posted by Lane
buncha homos

no homo


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

Originally Posted by james_timothy
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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