Went to brunch in Noe Valley (after navigating the street like frogger trying to avoid all the baby strollers) and saw two things at Savor which pretty much sum up Noe Valley. Well, San Francisco, actually.
One of them is in the outdoor section, there's a sign that says "we appreciate you for not smoking." Because, of couse, saying that anything is verboten is, well, verboten. Notice they don't say "please, no smoking allowed." Or even "we would appreciate that you don't smoke outside." Instead, they say in kind of a passive voice that they're really gosh darn appreciative that you don't smoke. Which also means that, you know, you could actually smoke out there. It's not that you "can't" it's just that they wouldn't appreciate it.
Also, in the bathroom, over the diaper changer, is a sign listing a bunch of rules for "moms, dads, and nannies." I'm surprised they didn't say "non-specific care givers" or "friends of the families' nannies out taking the baby out for a stroll with your kids so the Nanny can get her nails down."
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