San Francisco is a weird place—no one would deny that. We have our own customs that blend into the fabric of the background of this city, but when you think about it, are actually pretty unique little habits. Here are some things that only make sense if you live in San Francisco that you probably don’t even notice are different.
1. Carrying a jacket at all times.
Because you never know what could happen, guys. And it’s not worth it to take chances with those microclimates. You know what, you should probably bring a scarf while you’re at it. Just in case.
2. Watching the sidewalk as you walk rather than the person you’re talking to.
You know why. But, still. It is a particular mannerism you have to have.
3. Waiting hours in line to eat.
I question the sanity of people that grab a snack before heading to brunch because they’re not going to eat for another two hours. I’ve done it, but I’m not saying it’s normal.
4. Paying way more than is necessary for a cup of coffee (or toast, or a drink).
$12? Sure. I’m not even looking at the register. Just take my money and do your voodoo brewing dance to make that fancy cup.
5. Squeezing your blanket into a tiny spot of grass at Dolores Park even though there are a ton of other parks you could go to.
But are there other parks though?
6. That the fog has a name.
It’s not just the weather…it’s Karl. And he’s on Twitter, obviously, because it’s this city.
7. Going on a hike…without leaving the city.
“I’m headed out on a hike!” [walks out front door]
8. Someone naked strolls by you and you don’t even notice or bat an eye.
Someone dressed up in a tuxedo would probably warrant more attention here.
9. Automatically checking Yelp before going to a restaurant even if you’re standing in front of it and you’re super hungry.
Three stars? Psh. I may be hungry, but I’m not that hungry.
Yeah, can’t blame you, dudes. It’s a sad but normal reality in these parts.
What other things only make sense if you live here? We’d love to build out this list!
[Featured Image: Waqas Mustafeez via Flickr]