San Francisco June 09, 2017
10 Weird Side Effects Everyone Experiences From Growing Up In San Francisco
San Francisco is a city full of charm, oddities, and contradictions. If you’ve grown up in this beautiful town, you’ll feel a certain sense of confusion or side effects. What could these mean? Read further to find out more about some strange and whimsical effects of the 415.
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1. Believing that no other city is as beautiful as San Francisco.
Your pride in this beautiful city may be overwhelming it could alienate non-San Franciscans. San Francisco is seriously one of the most beautiful cities in the world. And you wonder why we’re all so proud to call this home?
2. Thinking that nothing is better than California.
San Francisco, in general California, is a destination, a dream location, and a place loaded with a lot of hype and more. Sadly, some San Franciscans may overlook or be less aware of other states. Why? Because of the San Francisco/California bubble. So, if you tell a San Franciscan you're from lesser known state it may be a conversation stopper.
3. You know how to pronounce this street name.
Gough Street is not pronounced 'go' street it should like "Goff." Where many even long time residents may get confused, a true local knows!
4. Bringing extra layers everywhere and anywhere.
You may be in Hawaii or even in the desert, but San Franciscans feel the need to always bring an extra layer. When you're in the city, It may be warm in the Embarcadero, Mission, or Nob Hill, but if you venture to the Marina and especially toward the westside like the Sunset you'll be glad you had that extra layer.
5. Expecting the best wine for every occasion.
Where most American cities prefer craft beer, San Franciscans greatly prefer wine. Washington, DC is as crazy about wine as the city. However, San Francisco is close to the world-famous Napa wine region, which means we take wine much more seriously than most other cities.
6. Believing that San Francisco has the best Mexican food in the world.
Some San Franciscans may oddly claim that Mexican food is the best in San Francisco and not Mexico. Why? Because the Mission burrito became popular during the 1960s in the Mission District of SF. It is distinguished from other burritos by its large size and inclusion of extra rice and other ingredients, and this burrito has fostered a strong food scene as well.
7. Feeling the need to dress up no matter the day.
Walking around naked or being in costume is not uncommon here. Between all of the festivals, city traditions, music history, and more you'll see many people dressed up here. It's what makes San Francisco so great!
8. Knowing how to live without air conditioning.
In a city of relatively cool temperatures, Air conditioning is not common. Heat waves are all the more extreme because no one has air conditioning. This is a difficult thing to learn and adapt to for newcomers to San Francisco. San Franciscans are the weird ones as usual.
9. Getting cold easily.
This seems to be a problem for San Franciscans who have never experienced a "real" winter. Even a winter in Tahoe can remedy this weird symptom.
10. Feeling off when there is no fog.
The fog may seem annoying to outsiders, but we love it and even have a name for it—Karl. If anything irritates San Franciscans it's the cold winds, not the fog.
What do you think of these weird side effects? Let us know. Share this too! If you’re into interesting city history then check out
The 8 Weirdest And Strangest Things That Have Ever Happened In San Francisco.