How to P*ss Off Someone from Los Angeles
Downtown Los Angeles (Photo: Shutterstock)
L.A. is sort of an anti-city, but that doesn’t mean we don’t love visitors. We do. We know you want to come and see the Hollywood sign and shop Rodeo and hang out on our beaches.
But we have feelings, too — contrary to what science says — and there are few things that annoy us worse than the following. So be mindful of us Angelinos when you visit. Trust me, our egos are fragile.
1. Move here from New York and then talk about how you miss New York
We get it, we get it. You’re from New York, right? And their public transportation is the best! And you miss the energy of Manhattan. That rush! God, it’s just the best, isn’t it! And the culture! L.A. can’t compare. Not to mention the theater. New York has Broadway!
Sounds like a case of Stockholm syndrome to us.
Bikers at the beach (Photo: Ibon Cano/Flickr)
L.A. isn’t New York. It’s L.A.. And we have 300 days of sunshine, the best coastline in America, world-class shopping, and a ton of gays. And how many times did you actually go to the theater anyway? That’s what we thought.
Stop comparing us to New York. We don’t want to be New York. We don’t try to be New York. And we know when New Yorkers are getting sneezed on in the subways and exiting into 30-degree windstorms, they’re dreaming of sipping cocktails in Malibu.
2. Name drop
The world famous Hollywood sign. (Photo: Shutterstock)