Don't Move to San Francisco.

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    Jan 07, 2013 5:13 AM GMT
    Do yourself a favor and don't move to San Francisco. It hates its citizens. $450 for a towing?!!! How can that be fair? That's just abusive. And no free meters on Sundays any more!
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    Jan 07, 2013 5:17 AM GMT
    LA is just as bad. Parking is such a pain. But it's really profitable for the city.
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    Jan 07, 2013 5:20 AM GMT
    If anything this thread stimulate my mind to google HIV rate in San Francisco. The HIV rate is declining which isn't bad.
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    Jan 07, 2013 5:21 AM GMT
    Probably because everyone's moving out!
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    Jan 07, 2013 5:27 AM GMT
    Ever been to Philadelphia? Leave your car for one minute without putting any coins in the meter and you'll have a ticket when you come back. And the meter maids are no where to be found. icon_eek.gif
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    Jan 07, 2013 5:28 AM GMT
    I could never imagine living in a big city as it is so it's okay. So many cars everywhere I don't even know if I'd know how to drive properly. I'll stick to small country living for now icon_razz.gif
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    Jan 07, 2013 5:38 AM GMT
    Erik101 saidEver been to Philadelphia? Leave your car for one minute without putting any coins in the meter and you'll have a ticket when you come back. And the meter maids are no where to be found. icon_eek.gif

    The meters are watching you...your every move
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    Jan 07, 2013 6:47 AM GMT
    Is San Fran really that expensive? I want to move there for more job opportunities but not if I'm living in a 5x5 box. icon_confused.gif
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    Jan 07, 2013 7:15 AM GMT
    If that's the worst part of San Francisco... I think you're okay.
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    Jan 07, 2013 3:02 PM GMT
    Jay1922 saidIs San Fran really that expensive? I want to move there for more job opportunities but not if I'm living in a 5x5 box. icon_confused.gif


    A close friend of mine was making $80K annually and he needed 2 roommates just to keep up with the housing expenses. He eventually moved back home to North Carolina because he said he wasn't saving any $$ by living in SF.
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    Jan 07, 2013 3:05 PM GMT
    Love visiting. Would never live there.
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    Jan 07, 2013 3:07 PM GMT
    Erik101 said
    Jay1922 saidIs San Fran really that expensive? I want to move there for more job opportunities but not if I'm living in a 5x5 box. icon_confused.gif


    A close friend of mine was making $80K annually and he needed 2 roommates just to keep up with the housing expenses. He eventually moved back home to North Carolina because he said he wasn't saving any $$ by living in SF.


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    Jan 07, 2013 3:11 PM GMT
    Erik101 saidEver been to Philadelphia? Leave your car for one minute without putting any coins in the meter and you'll have a ticket when you come back. And the meter maids are no where to be found. icon_eek.gif


    Parking Wars on A&E showcases this city of 'brotherly love' all the time. Awesome show.
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    Jan 07, 2013 3:14 PM GMT
    Jay1922 saidIs San Fran really that expensive? I want to move there for more job opportunities but not if I'm living in a 5x5 box. icon_confused.gif


    Yes. I lived in NYC for 12 years. I was offered a job in SF. I turned it down for a job in SF based on the cost of living. I was already living in a city that was expensive and didnt want to move to another one. So I took a job in LA.
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    Jan 07, 2013 3:18 PM GMT
    I thought it was Chicago is expensive to pay meter $7 an hr
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    Jan 07, 2013 3:19 PM GMT
    Hate to rub it in - but let me rub it in. In most of Florida my partner or I can park at any meter for free, because we both have handicapped permits (the State allows some jurisdictions to have local variations on this policy). We aren't limited to handicapped-only parking spots, but of course we can use those for free, too.

    Wilton Manors began metered street parking over a year ago, and while the private enforcement guys are like hawks, always patrolling, they're also reasonable. Most of the time they'll walk inside a bar or restaurant, and ask around if anyone owns the car outside in violation, and let the owner run out and put a quarter in the expired meter without getting a ticket.

    One time I went outside and saw something on my windshield. It was a "love note" from the meter guy, telling me I was supposed to hang my blue permit from the inside mirror, not have it on the dash, where it's Velcro'd between uses. I'd simply forgotten to hang it up, but I got no ticket, which technically I could.

    So if you visit here in WM make sure to feed the meters, but they aren't real bastards about it.
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    Jan 07, 2013 3:21 PM GMT
    San Francisco has long decided there are too many cars for the few parking spots in the city and has done a lot to push people onto public transportation. Some of it is good (the bus system, for instance, covers nearly the entire city). Some of it is not.

    That includes the fleets of tow trucks that circle town like hyenas on the lookout for carrion. Seriously - the 3rd Street corridor turns from parking to no parking at 3p. At 2:58p, a gaggle of two dozen tow trucks show up to instantly tow away any (tourist) who didn't know what would happen. If you are there at 3:01, there is nothing you can do but watch your car getting hitched and towed.

    If you want to move to San Francisco, get a MUNI pass, a mountain bike, and a lock as heavy as the bike.
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    Jan 07, 2013 3:24 PM GMT
    Jay1922 saidIs San Fran really that expensive? I want to move there for more job opportunities but not if I'm living in a 5x5 box. icon_confused.gif


    ...Frisco's not 4 you then.
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    Jan 07, 2013 3:32 PM GMT
    TheBizMan said
    Erik101 said
    Jay1922 saidIs San Fran really that expensive? I want to move there for more job opportunities but not if I'm living in a 5x5 box. icon_confused.gif


    A close friend of mine was making $80K annually and he needed 2 roommates just to keep up with the housing expenses. He eventually moved back home to North Carolina because he said he wasn't saving any $$ by living in SF.


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    Fairbanks, Alaska is more expensive than LA? Unreal....
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    Jan 07, 2013 3:33 PM GMT
    TheBizMan said
    Erik101 said
    Jay1922 saidIs San Fran really that expensive? I want to move there for more job opportunities but not if I'm living in a 5x5 box. icon_confused.gif


    A close friend of mine was making $80K annually and he needed 2 roommates just to keep up with the housing expenses. He eventually moved back home to North Carolina because he said he wasn't saving any $$ by living in SF.


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    You would find New Orleans just as "gay friendly" and a LOT cheaper than SFO.



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    Jan 07, 2013 3:34 PM GMT
    Erik101 said
    TheBizMan said
    Erik101 said
    Jay1922 saidIs San Fran really that expensive? I want to move there for more job opportunities but not if I'm living in a 5x5 box. icon_confused.gif


    A close friend of mine was making $80K annually and he needed 2 roommates just to keep up with the housing expenses. He eventually moved back home to North Carolina because he said he wasn't saving any $$ by living in SF.


    Most expensive U.S. cities


    Fairbanks, Alaska is more expensive than LA? Unreal....


    Well when one potato costs you $4...
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    Jan 07, 2013 3:52 PM GMT
    TheBizMan said
    Erik101 said
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    Erik101 said
    Jay1922 saidIs San Fran really that expensive? I want to move there for more job opportunities but not if I'm living in a 5x5 box. icon_confused.gif


    A close friend of mine was making $80K annually and he needed 2 roommates just to keep up with the housing expenses. He eventually moved back home to North Carolina because he said he wasn't saving any $$ by living in SF.


    Most expensive U.S. cities


    Fairbanks, Alaska is more expensive than LA? Unreal....


    Well when one potato costs you $4...


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    Jan 07, 2013 4:17 PM GMT
    every large city is going to have their parking problems.

    take a taxi,bus or subway..leave the car at home and use it for longer drives or weekend jaunts into the country.

    miami beach,is no better with parking meters,they are everywhere even in front of the grocery store,churches,and funeral homes,and yet the roads are stil horrible to drive on.

    cities lke San Fran,NYC,CHICAGO,BOSTON,PHILLY,LA,etc all have great public transportation to get around in the downtown areas..why would any one want to hassle with a parking meter or a parking garage..
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    Jan 07, 2013 4:31 PM GMT
    So this blond walks into a major bank in NYC and asks to borrow $5,000 for 2 weeks. The manager says "OK, but we'll need good collateral." She hands him the keys and title to her 2012 SLK 350. They loan her the money, drive the car into their garage and in two weeks she's back to repay the loan, which with interest comes to $5,015.00.

    The manager thanks her for her business, but says "We did a thorough check on you and found out that worth millions...why did you need to borrow $5,000?"

    She flips her blond tress over her shoulder, pulls the manager close by his lapels and says huskily "Where else in New York City could I park my car, know it was protected and all for only $15?"
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    Jan 07, 2013 4:55 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    ART_DECO saidHate to rub it in - but let me rub it in. In most of Florida my partner or I can park at any meter for free, because we both have handicapped permits (the State allows some jurisdictions to have local variations on this policy). We aren't limited to handicapped-only parking spots, but of course we can use those for free, too..


    Didn't you block a handicapped lesbian from using the handicapped parking space a few months back?


    Welcome back to your own screen name. Suits you better.

    Sad to see you have the same old obsessions, though.