San Francisco September 27, 2016
10 Sure-Fire Ways To Make A San Franciscan Mad
San Franciscans tend to be pretty easygoing people. We don’t normally get worked up or mad about the little things, and we are renowned for our tolerance. But if you really want to annoy a San Franciscan, there are 10 ways that will surely get us worked up. Then again, we really don’t mind if you’re ignorant about San Francisco, because that makes us feel even more special…
1. Saying anything nice about Los Angeles. And don't even think about cheering for the Dodgers. There is nothing positive about either to a San Franciscan. Ironically, most Los Angelenos adore San Francisco. Go figure!
2. Non-natives claiming to be
real San Franciscans. There's definitely pride in being able to say you grew up right here in the City by the Bay.
3. Mistaking the Bay Bridge for the Golden Gate Bridge. (The Golden Gate Bridge is the orange one!)
4. Wearing a Google Glass when you're out and about. Despite the big presence of Google, San Franciscans have a love/hate relationship with the tech powerhouse.
5. Searching for a parking spot in downtown, the Financial District, North Beach, the Mission, and, really pretty much everywhere. Then again, a
real San Franciscan will get away with no car at all.
6. Referring to San Francisco as “San Fran." Some old-school natives are okay with “Frisco.” No one, however, is okay with “San Fran.”
7. Talking nonstop about your trip to Burning Man. Despite having some humble and noble beginnings, Burning Man is now the butt of plenty of jokes about salaried techies partying in the desert in their fuzzy boots and goggles.
8. Mistaking a streetcar for a cable car and vice versa. Unlike the mechanical cable cars, streetcars are pushed by onboard electric motors and require a trolley pole to produce power from an overhead wire.
9. Arguing that San Francisco does
not have the best food scene in the United States. Despite the small size of the city, when it comes to number of restaurants per capita, San Francisco crushes every other city in the nation.
10. Claiming this quote was said by Mark Twain: "The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.” Because you know Mark Twain didn’t actually say that. (But whoever did was absolutely right!)
What are other ways to make a San Franciscan mad? Let us know your thoughts!