Southern California July 12, 2018
10 Foolproof Ways To Make Someone From Southern California Cringe
Although Southern Californians are a pretty easygoing group of people, there are a few things that will quickly and consistently make us cringe. If you want to know how to avoid those cringe-worthy moments, take a look at these 10 things to avoid as they will certainly get a reaction out of those of us who live in SoCal.
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1. People confusing Southern California with Northern California.
Although we love our neighbors to the north, we are two very distinct destinations. Although we are part of the same state, NorCal and SoCal couldn't be more different from one another.
2. When people say Southern California doesn't have four distinct seasons.
Indeed, we have seasons just like the rest of the country. Winter, spring, summer, and fall can all be experienced in the various parts of SoCal. Whether it's snow you seek or crisp leaves during the autumn harvest season, you can find the best of every season right here in SoCal.
Whether it's morning, afternoon, or evening in Southern California, traffic is just one of those things that is always there no matter what time of day we're driving. And even though we're used to the traffic here and we fully expect it each and every time we get behind the wheel, we still can't help but cringe as we sit in a parking lot of cars on the freeway.
4. Road construction.
When it comes to making us cringe while driving, road construction is right up there with traffic. Especially during rush hour. Why, oh, why is there always road construction during rush hour?
5. Dining indoors when we could be enjoying the fresh air outside.
We're lucky to live in a part of the country where we can enjoy as many meals outside as we'd like. Whether it's an afternoon picnic, a patio at our favorite local restaurant, or a night of dining under the stars, we will always prefer to enjoy a meal outside.
6. Waiting in line at In N Out.
Whether you're waiting in line inside or waiting in line at the drive thru, that moment when you see just how many people are in front of you always makes us cringe.
7. Not recycling.
We're very conscious about the environment here in SoCal. We're not sure why anyone would choose not to recycle, so it's needless to say that seeing recyclable items being tossed in the standard trash is enough to make us cringe.
With that said, we'd much rather see trash of any kind in the wrong bin instead of on the ground. Litter in our ocean, in the woods, or even litter that's scattered on the street or sidewalk is always a sad sight to see that will make anyone in SoCal cringe.
9. When people assume we spend every weekend at Disneyland just because we live here.
Although it is a lot more convenient for us to go to Disneyland than the rest of the country, the price of tickets are enough to make us cringe so Disneyland is definitely not a frequent outing.
10. Dining at a chain restaurant for Mexican food.
When it comes to Mexican food, Southern California offers a ton of locally owned restaurants serving up authentic cuisine that will make your mouth water. So when it comes to dining out for Mexican food, you'll never see us heading for a chain restaurant as there are too many local gems to choose from.
If you live here in Southern California, what makes you cringe? We’d love to know what you would have added to this list.
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