San Francisco February 13, 2017
11 Things No Self-Respecting San Franciscans Would Ever Do
San Franciscans are open, friendly, and relaxed. However, there are some things that may drive San Franciscans or even longtime residents batty. Of course, there will always be disagreement, but there are things that are generally no-no’s. Here’s our list of 11 things no self-respecting San Franciscans would ever do.
1. Complain about the fog.
San Franciscans generally love the fog and have named our marine layer --- Karl the Fog. The allure of the city comes from the iconic fog as well.
2. Go into the ocean.
For most of the year, beaches here are cold, windy, and the waves are rough. Take pictures or walk on the beach, but go for a swim?! Unless you're a surfer, this is not popular.
3. Insult the San Francisco Giants.
Why? The San Francisco Giants can do no wrong in many San Franciscan's eyes for of a variety reasons. However, the love comes from the fact that the Giants have had a lot of success.
4. Leave home without an extra layer.
Whether it is fleece, a sweater, or an extra jacket --- A San Franciscan knows that they need to be prepared for the elements. So, even if it is 70 degrees in the Mission it could very well be windy and much cooler elsewhere in the city.
5. Eat at a fast food chain.
In a city full of quality burger joints that are independently owned, it is rare to meet many San Franciscans who openly boast about eating at fast food chains. However, there will be always be disagreement the general consensus is that locals prefer locally owned spots.
6. Be annoyed by the sound of fog horns.
Fog horns aren't disruptive for longtime residents of San Francisco, they're the sound of home. The foghorn sound will ease a native and, after a long trip away, comfort them.
7. Go to Fisherman’s Wharf.
Fisherman’s Wharf is a tourist trap filled with corporate chains, sea lions, and almost no residents. Any self respecting San Franciscan would steer clear unless they were showing off the spot to visitors.
8. Confuse trash with recycling.
Whether you need to recycle waste or throw out something permanently, this city is a leader in recycling and trash collection. The green image of San Francisco is strong due to the passionate zeal to protect the earth for all.
9. Refer to the city as San Fran.
This is a well known way to irk a local. Of course, only visitors like to say San Fran. So, uttering San Fran really marks you, so locals don't say it.
10. Admit to liking Los Angeles and especially the Dodgers.
There is a rivalry between both cities that is stronger and more impassioned here. Also, the Giants are special in San Francisco, so it is unthinkable to a real San Franciscan to cheer for the Dodgers. The LA/SF rivalry is endless.
11. Complain about a lack of food options.
The reputation of San Francisco for food is gigantic. The 415 is number one with the most restaurants per capita, no other city is close. Nearly every type of food is available in here. Now, would any San Franciscan complain? No way!
Let us know what you think of these things. Do you have anymore to add to this list? If you’re interested in more about the city then check out
11 Things You Can Only Brag About If You’re From San Francisco.