You know you’re a real San Franciscan when

Saw this article in SF Gate recently – You know you’re a real San Franciscan when … and that made me think of a few things myself.

You know you’re real a San Franciscan when you …

  • Have a back door channel for what’s going on in the city via the Bay Bridge twitter account and are on a first name basis with him
  • Can walk up 5th Street and avoid an encounter with a homeless and/or crazy person
  • Can cross the road without being tooted at
  • Don’t walk up Powell Street unless you have to, like if that Walgreens is actually closest
  • Don’t ride on the open-sided street cars that have camera laden tourists hanging off the side of them
  • Know where the nearest Post Office is
  • Know where to buy envelopes and posting material, because you can’t get them from the Post Office
  • Don’t stare at same sex couples holding hands
  • Don’t take pictures and gasp and point when you see someone with a Twitter, Facebook or Square logo on their laptop sleeve, backpack or t-shirt
  • Ignore naked people in the street
  • Have a Clipper Card
  • Use Luxor or Uber cabs and have an app for that
  • Know what holiday ‘420’ is in celebration of
  • Go to the Ferry Building over Pier 39 or Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Know the sweet spot for avoiding long lines at the Ferry Building at various times of the year

I’m sure there are more that I’ll realize as time goes on – perhaps I’ll keep this as an open list.


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