I hear a woman tell her friend: “I was born and grew up in Europe, but ever since I moved to the Bay Area, I never looked back, and I have been living in San Mateo for the past 7 years.” The personality and sanity of anyone who is happy about trading Europe for San Mateo is highly questionable. One thing is having to do it for a large paycheck, but actually being happy about?! Give me a break.
The major power outage is just an incidental side effect of our third world infracture. New housing is made out of cheap cardboard, roads are cracking and the power lines are hanging by the threads. And did you see those PG&E trucks? We have no right to call other places third world. Many of those “third world” countries have way better cellphone reception, and fewer power supply issues. If developed world means having a bunch of useless apps, bad attitude, and overprice coffee, I will pass.
You would think and hope that the city would require the tallest building and a new landmark in town to have some architectural beauty and detail. Instead, it’s now clear that we are cursed with yet another sterile pile of glass.
The vast majority of people around:
do the same thing over and over without giving it a thought;
have the same hobbies and wear the same things as everyone else does;
spend much of their free time drinking and talking about nothing;
consider eating and wine tasting to be hobbies;
do not take the time to learn from their mistake;
do not truly listen to others’ advice;
start their messages on dating apps with “hey there”;
go to sports games not because they are really interested in the game but because everyone else does;
work out not so much for health reasons but because it’s the trendy thing to do.