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I think I hate San Francisco.

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Originally Posted by imatlas
Please don't bring this up again, it was annoying enough the first time around.

???
 

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Situation: It's a nice day and you want to smoke a cigar.

IF THIS WAS NEW YORK: You'd open a window in your apt, maybe step onto your fire escape and smoke your cigar. But this is SF so you can't do that as you live in a non-smoking building. And you can't do it on the street out front as you're not allowed to smoke within 15 feet of the door. So you go to a local park where you grab a bench and light up, only to suffer the stares, glares, condemning looks, whispers, eye rolls and one brave idiot who approaches you, points a finger at the pile of ash at your feet and says, "You're going to clean that up, right?"

lefty
 

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Originally Posted by lefty
Situation: It's a nice day and you want to smoke a cigar.

IF THIS WAS NEW YORK: You'd open a window in your apt, maybe step onto your fire escape and smoke your cigar. But this is SF so you can't do that as you live in a non-smoking building. And you can't do it on the street out front as you're not allowed to smoke within 15 feet of the door. So you go to a local park where you grab a bench and light up, only to suffer the stares, glares, condemning looks, whispers, eye rolls and one brave idiot who approaches you, points a finger at the pile of ash at your feet and says, "You're going to clean that up, right?"

lefty


But if you smoked a joint, nobody would give you a second look. I once saw a clean cut, nicely dressed guy smoking a joint in front of the SF Fed, while two cops stood twenty feet away on the corner, just looking around, chatting with each other.
 

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Situation: You have come home from a long day or work and don't have the energy to focus on cooking, so you call for something to be delivered.

IF THIS WAS NEW YORK: blah blah blah .... You tip the delivery person a fair amount (10%, $2 minimum), and depending on their mode of transportation they will be grateful or not- if they are on a bike, the 10% is fine. If they are driving an SUV, they will scowl at you for anything less than 20%.
if my food delivery person drives an SUV to drop off my $13 Pad See Ew, he is getting a $40 tip in exchange for a series of question on how I can ace the interview to also be a food delivery person.
 

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Parts of SF are OK, but the checkerboard nature of the city (in terms of safe/nice and unsafe/not nice) is part of the reason I don't like it overall.
 

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Originally Posted by gungadin25
Parts of SF are OK, but the checkerboard nature of the city (in terms of safe/nice and unsafe/not nice) is part of the reason I don't like it overall.
What?
 

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Originally Posted by coolpapaboze
But if you smoked a joint, nobody would give you a second look. I once saw a clean cut, nicely dressed guy smoking a joint in front of the SF Fed, while two cops stood twenty feet away on the corner, just looking around, chatting with each other.

Oh hai, sorry I missed you!
 

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Originally Posted by gungadin25
Parts of SF are OK, but the checkerboard nature of the city (in terms of safe/nice and unsafe/not nice) is part of the reason I don't like it overall.
Are you from Contra Costa?
 

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Geez. Reading this thread makes me think I should have booked a flight to Seattle and had a drink at ZigZag.
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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.
Yeah, don't touch me. You don't get to touch me. Ever.
 

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Originally Posted by Huntsman
Geez. Reading this thread makes me think I should have booked a flight to Seattle and had a drink at ZigZag.



Yeah, don't touch me. You don't get to touch me. Ever.


a waiter touching you sounds like a problem with the waiter. not the city.
 

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Originally Posted by Canvas08
a waiter touching you sounds like a problem with the waiter. not the city.

We call it "value-add".
 

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Originally Posted by lefty
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


and this one:

'this guy goes to a psychiatrist and says, "Doc, uh, my brother's crazy; he thinks he's a chicken." And, uh, the doctor says, "Well, why don't you turn him in?" The guy says, "I would, but I need the eggs." Well, I guess that's pretty much now how I feel about relationships; y'know, they're totally irrational, and crazy, and absurd, and... but, uh, I guess we keep goin' through it because, uh, most of us... need the eggs'
 

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and this..

Alvy and Annie are seeing their therapists at the same time on a split screen....
Alvy Singer's Therapist: How often do you sleep together?
Annie Hall's Therapist: Do you have sex often?
Alvy Singer: [lamenting] Hardly ever. Maybe three times a week.
Annie Hall: [annoyed] Constantly. I'd say three times a week.
 

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