talk radio opinions- SF Friendliness
I’m driving a long haul in a feeble car. To distract myself, perhaps, I start getting really engrossed in this talk radio show. The DJ asks: “If SF is supposedly so diverse, why won’t anyone look me in the eye?” Having done some research, I think it’s this show: John & Jeff. The time slot says it should be Tom & Brad, but I remember the DJ’s name as John. I don’t know what diversity has to do with it- from the responses everyone seems to think he asked simply if SF was friendly. He works at Sansome & Broadway (CBS radio station, I believe.)
Call in responses after the jump.
First lady that I hear, responded (paraphrased): “SF is weird. We’re all strange, and it’s tribal. It’s segregated- you’ll only talk to those people who are from your neighborhood.”
Second guy- paraphrased too: “I’m from SF and I think the Dot-Commers ruined it. They’re all computer people and because they’re online, they forgot how to smile at people, shake hands, say hi, etc.”
Third guy (love this one): “It’s liberal condescension. They don’t want you to hold the door for them because they wanted to hold it for you and look down on you. It’s a kind of social striving to give the most charitable donations, but treat real people like shit.”
Believe it or not, the third guy was rated the “best response so far” by the host/DJ!
Ah, one of those huge generalizing questions with open-ended answers. It says so much about the folks who called in!
1st lady- Ex-boyfriend told her never to visit Lower Haight again, and to consider it “his territory.”
2nd guy- Can’t figure out how to view an attachment.
3rd guy- His application to the Olympic club was rejected due to an overwhelming admittance of Peace Corps alumni
DJ: Has a crush on a barista in the Starbucks downstairs but she won’t give him the time of day.