People are always talking about rejecting and breaking stereotypes, and while that's lovely and profound in theory, in reality, it's pretty ridiculous -- there's totally a reason stereotypes exist. And that reason? Most of the time they're 100% true. Like, for example, these 17 stereotypes that people love to bring up about San Francisco and the people who live here.
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Last year’s count found 6,436 people living on the street. And, no, it’s not a situation those of us with homes take lightly.
6. It's cold as hell in the summer
No, Mark Twain didn’t actually say the infamous quote, but yes, it’s true that our “winter” jackets see the most action in July. According to actual weather peoples, the summertime brrrrr is in part a result of SF being located between the Pacific & its cold-ass marine layer and the Central Valley's heat. The valley becomes a sort of vacuum in the summer that tries to pull the heavier marine layer to it and it ends up blanketing the city. #Science
The SFMTA estimates about 128,000 bike trips are made each day in the city and that 16% of San Francisco residents ride their bike two or more days a week. And yes, a bunch of those people are doing so on fixies. Because San Franciscans are also a little crazy.
9. We're obsessed with technology
Sadly, we didn’t all get rich when Twitter when public, but tech jobs do account for 19% of the total workforce in the Bay Area. And literally everyone has an iPhone. Which is why nearly half of the robberies in SF in 2013 were cell phone-related.
10. We're really, really flaky
Plans are not plans EVER with a person from SF. Unless you have a reservation at a super-hot restaurant and even then, you’ll need to send a confirmation text. And, no, you’re not allowed to get mad when someone bails at the last minute. At least not outwardly so.
11. We don't love fast food
SF spends 42% less than the national average on fast food. Oh, and In-N-Out doesn’t count as fast food. Duh.
12. Probably 'cause SF is a total foodie town
We've got the most eateries per capita (IN YOUR FACE NYC), with approximately 21 for every 10,000 residents.