Despite the fact that San Francisco is the most expensive place to live in the US, has a devastating homeless problem, and "boasts" one of the worst public transportation systems in the nation, people are moving here in droves. Seriously, something like 30,000 new people have moved to SF since 2010 and that number just keeps growing. And, hey, that's cool. I'm glad you like my city. (Disclosure: I'm not a "native," but I moved here when I was six years old.) I like it a whole lot, too. And you're welcome to stay as long as you'd like (which, I've learned, won't be that long, but whatever).
I do think it's pretty adorable, though, how most newcomers love to point out their favorite stereotypes about San Franciscans. Like that we're bad dressers. Or wear flip-flops year round. That we all use the word "like" excessively, which is, like, totally not true. And that there are literally no single hot chicks in the city.
Well, guess what? We have funny stereotypes about you, too. We just chose not to point them out. Until now. You talk funny, wear belts with whales on them (seriously, stop that), and still slip up and call it "San Fran" every once in a while. Also, all of the things on this list. Don't worry, though. For the most part, we find it totally endearing and adorable. And we'll enjoy it for as long as you stick around. Which, again... probably won't be that long. No worries. Not everyone can hack it here. We get it.