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.
Why stop at blaming Russia just for hacking our election and using chemical weapons in Syria? I suggest adding a few things to their rap sheet:
(a) Any prior ice ages
(b) Lunar eclipse
(c) Global warming
(d) Any epidemic anywhere in the world.
(e) Fall of any meteorites
(f) Any earthquake, flood, hurricane, or volcanic activity.
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You wonder why? – because often there isn’t much else to do… Oh wait, totally forgot – there is also texting, drinking and standing in line for Blue Bottle, so not all is lost yet.