“No matter how much you have offended someone from San Francisco, you can always make them feel better by asking them how they feel about Southern California. They will instantly talk of how it is filled with crime, pollution, hegemonic culture, and the wrong kind of white people: “I swear California is like two separate countries, and I am so thankful that I live in the cultural center of the West Coast.””
This probably should have been number one on their list. My boss fell into this trap, but I am steadfastly resisting. Mostly because I am poor and because moving to another city is not going to help me get my PhD any faster. And also, when I was up there for Noise Pop, I decided that San Francisco has too many people trying to do the things that I want to do.
But 24-hour Indian restaurants? Now that is almost reason enough to move. Why do we not have one of those (or several) in San Diego?