People from Northern California are generally pretty good-natured. We put up with a lot but take it all in stride. We’re happy-go-lucky people. Give us a cool breeze and tickets to a Giants game and we’re incredibly happy. But, there are still some things that can crawl right under our skin. Here are a few that we unabashedly hate.
1. The never-ending traffic.
Traffic. Period. Anyone else sick and tired of it? I'd say hate is a light way to express our feelings. This image must've been taken on a holiday like early Christmas morning when we're all in bed or watching kids open presents. There's no way this lane has ever been empty. Ever. Never.
2. Lines at our favorite hamburger joints.
Is anyone else but me tired of standing behind people who take about an hour to decide which burger to order? Which is surprising because the menus at most of these places haven't changed in decades. Grrrr.....
3. Los Angeles? Not on your life!
If there's one thing that sets my teeth on edge, it's folks who aren't from around here. Anyone from out of state who guesses where I'm from almost always guesses L.A. Not only that, they tell me if they've never been to California they've always wanted to visit Los Angeles. Really? Goodness, people. Northern California is so much better. No contest.
4. Anyone else sick of hearing about this?
The Bullet Train. We were told it would be a LOT cheaper to build. We were told it would be done a LOT sooner than it's turning out to be. And who chose the cities it would be stopping in? I can't tell you how often I've wished I could get to Madera and Fresno at lightning speed.
5. Being asked ridiculous questions.
Do you know any celebrities? For the hundredth time...just because we live in Northern California DOES NOT mean we know anyone famous. And, to be quite honest, I couldn't really care less about celebrities.
6. Dodgers? Um, no.
7. Lakers? It's the Warriors, baby!
While we definitely give respect where respect is due...(moment of silence for Lakers talent), we may not be hatin' but we DEFINITELY are tired of hearing about them. Warriors all the way!
8. Roadwork. Roadwork and more roadwork.
Potholes, lane closures and freeway work...sure, we'll wait. There are no words to express the frustration of CONSTANT roadwork. So I won't even try.
9. That one neighbor.
The drought brought out the ugly in some folks. Namely, that one neighbor who enjoyed reminding everyone on the block of just how much water you were using on a weekly basis. We used to live in harmony, but now, you're dead to me...I mean us.
10. The universal symbol of teenagers.
As cute as these two may be, Northern Californians are not unique with their growing deep dislike of seeing THIS when they try to talk to just about ANYONE.
Admit it. You hate a lot of these things, too. Which ones did we miss? Don’t get all cranky now. Use your inside voice and let us know.