CoolDMZ and I have been working on a theory for quite some time. Well, maybe not so much a theory, but a collection of observations and “I know what you mean” type moments about Sacramento. Like things we notice in our day to day lives that you just don’t find in, say, San Francisco, or Los Angeles, or Dixon. If this were a TV show it would be called “Only in Sacramento.” You feeling me yet?
For example, when The Cheesecake Factory opened not too long ago at the Arden Mall the wait was 2 hours! This was every day for weeks. Is it good?, sure, but come on people, there’s an Applebee’s, Chili’s, and CPK within a mile from there. What’s the difference? What are people thinking? It’s fast food with a tip. This is a child of the early 90’s In & Out craze whereby folks felt closer to the swinging Los Angeles scene if they waited for 45 minutes in the drive through in Tracy for a double double with cheese, but I digress.
Another example, I was on the treadmill at my gym the other day and I noticed a car pull up and sort peek around the lot. I could see 3 women of larger carriage inside. What were they doing? There are plenty of spaces a few rows over. Then I saw the blinker turn on and I couldn’t believe my eyes. They were waiting for someone to leave who had a great spot right up front. It’s the gym, ugh.
Well, I must sign off. Consider yourself up to speed when The Sac Rag references this behavior (oooh, we can use “BS” for short). I do feel better getting this off my chest though.