S.F. Tourists Take a Vacation From Common Sense

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Gil Riego Jr.

San Francisco tourists are best known for creating congestion along the Golden Gate Bridge, stepping out into intersections to get that "one great shot of Coit Tower" and turning Fisherman's Wharf into a local's worst nightmare.

But amid the keychain shopping and cable car rides, we've noticed something fun: Many of these tourists aren't just taking a break from work, they're taking a long sabbatical from common sense, which ultimately lands them in some hilariously uncomfortable situations.

Here's some of our favorite dumb tourist moments:

Great Escape via GoCar

Earlier this month we discovered a convoy of yellow GoCars streaming across the Bay Bridge and how they ended up with a $100 tow fee. Well, here's another video from January, taken from vantage point of the GoCar. And while one GoCar occupant says "the guy said take it anywhere," the locals zoom around them honking and laughing. That's right, we honk and laugh because we know your tow fee is coming.

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Rabbits Electricavenue
Rabbits Electricavenue

Unjust so many locals have their phones, cameras, purses snatched while these truly, truly retards deserve to have it coming!

aliasetc
aliasetc topcommenter

Tourism is good for schlock merchants on fish wharf.

Ben Nettleton
Ben Nettleton

Mary is really taking this personally. She must be in one of the videos we're all pointing and laughing at. Mary, are you the girl walking around "the red light district"?

Mary Littlelamb
Mary Littlelamb

What happened to the nice attitude from the people in San Francisco? I used to live there, when I go to visit every year I am a tourist now. San Francisco does not belong to the people that live there. You do not own the city. Get off your high horse you are not the best in the world. Nobody is. You are not about anyone. Your narcissism sucks people. Your city smells and you know this.

Vegas J. Jenkins
Vegas J. Jenkins

I know the city relies on tourists for its income (apart from parking tickets), But DESTROY ALL TOURISTS! ...without any sense of where they are.

Carlos F. Toledo
Carlos F. Toledo

besides the DUMB **cks calling out stereotypes, and the car crashing the hydrant..... im ok with them, they just don't know SF...

Todd Ganser
Todd Ganser

Tourism is what keeps SF running. Locals better lighten up.

Ben Nettleton
Ben Nettleton

just as bad as being racist huh? *yawn* i don't think san franciscans hate all tourists, just the ones that show up and act like dipshits.

Mary Littlelamb
Mary Littlelamb

San Francisco people have a reputation for being open minded and not judging people. But I've noticed that they are quick to let people know they hate tourists. Tourism brings money to any city and the people that live in San Francisco don't own San Francisco. I haven't lived there in a few years but I am a tourist about once a year. I dare somebody to come up to my face and talk shit to me because I'm visiting. I find that many people in San Francisco seem to be some of the most judgemental people of all. Judging people for not being unique and eccentric or judging people for not having the same view on life as they do. Judging people who do not live a green light. Judging people who eat a bunch of fast food and watch TV all day long. That is just as bad as being racist you are still judging

Julie PurpleSkater Hall
Julie PurpleSkater Hall

Loved the one about the steep hills. Hah! San Franciscans roller-skate down those hills!

Ohhhjohnny
Ohhhjohnny

Silly tourists. Don't they know they're supposed to be in the park drinking or waiting in line at State Bird. 

treavioli
treavioli

The rollercoaster one was cute though

Paul Varga
Paul Varga

Downtown, I'll be the one yelling at them: "The red hand up signal means you DO NOT CROSS THE STREET unless you want to be roadkill!!"

benjaminosgood
benjaminosgood

@Mary Littlelamb You forgot, "judging out-of-town commenters for their terrible grammar on message boards."

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