The Ten Commandments of SF

In an effort to keep church and state separate I give you the Ten Commandments of SF!
1. Thou shalt always vote on principal and not political party
2. Thou shall move your family to the suburbs when your children are of school age
3. Thou shalt always have an earthquake preparedness kit in your home
4. Thou shalt drive a hybrid car
5. Thou shalt always yield to a bike if driving, and a ped if driving/biking
6. Thou shalt not pay for muni
7. Thou shall hate the dodgers like the devil himself/herself. Unless of course you are a satanist. Then thou shall hate the dodgers like god himself/herself
8. Thou shalt be tolerant, to the point of absurdity
9. Thou shalt pickup after your pooch, homeless denizen, drunk buddy defecates
10. Thou shalt keep your winter clothes out of storage all summer long

See things differently? Let’s hear your commandments in the comments!

h/t to David at the LA Metblog.

5 Comments so far

  1. kthnxbye on June 23rd, 2008 @ 8:20 am

    Replace no. 2 with "Thou shalt get over the idea that this city is a Disneyesque refuge for single twenty and thirty somethings and accept that people both grow up and grow old here. The place we call home is not a pit stop for the most self centered years of your life."

  2. Jeremy Hatch (jhatch) on June 23rd, 2008 @ 1:34 pm

    I also have to disagree with #2, Richard, though I wouldn’t be so nasty as the poster above. The fact that this does happen with such frequency is just plain bad for the city. Just check out this article from the Sunday Chron about middle-class flight. Nothing good about that.

  3. Kaili (kailiotter) on June 26th, 2008 @ 10:37 am

    I’ve lived here for 8 years and I’ve never heard the word "Dodgers" mumbled anywhere, not… once … I know, it’s probably the circles I travel in, but seriously, really? Do people care?

    I used to live in Boston. Now THERE, literally, every "fkn Yankees.. Yankee’s.. Red Sox. Red Sox." Every day…

    Do people here even like sports?

  4. Kaili (kailiotter) on June 26th, 2008 @ 10:40 am

    PS– speaking of picking up dog crap… I saw the BEST thing the other day… a man was walking a poodle at Howard and 8th street, at about… 3pm? He had a baggie on his hand. Literally 4 feet away, a crackie was taking a dump right in the middle of the sidewalk. As you can imagine, crackie had no plastic bag for his waste… They were BOTH scowling at each other. I wanted to take a picture so bad… but somehow I thought they would unify against me if I did … LOL

  5. girl86 on June 28th, 2008 @ 8:38 pm

    "and a ped if driving/biking"

    If only people would actually adhere to that. While commuting home from work yesterday (I take public transit), I tried to cross the street on foot to catch Bart since my bus was stopped by Critical Mass. Those lovely bikers nearly ran me over. Ironic isn’t it? People protesting cars who don’t mind injuring a pedestrian, an injury that would probably force said pedestrian to start using a car for their commute since said pedestrian would no longer be able to navigate their regular commute path using public transportation with said injury, thereby adding another car to the road and another amount of exhaust being spewed into the air every day. Sometimes I seriously question the logic of liberal SF protesters.

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