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Old Apr 5th 2008, 7:51 pm
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Old Apr 5th 2008, 8:08 pm
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Search here for bayonet

http://www.servicelighting.com/
so you reckon the OP is going to need a bayonet when they move here
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Old Apr 6th 2008, 8:35 pm
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We seem to be in the same boat!
I'm moving from the UK to San Francisco soon.

I've got all the basics sorted out already :
* US Passport (dual citizenship)
* Bank account
* Living quarters
* Job
* Budget
* A few contacts in the city

... but... I've never lived in the US before, and to make the transition even more dramatic, this is my first job! I'm looking for the British expat community in SF. Tips are invaluable and always appreciated

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Originally Posted by Eleven View Post
We seem to be in the same boat!
I'm moving from the UK to San Francisco tomorrow.

I've got all the basics sorted out already :
* US Passport (dual citizenship)
* Bank account
* Living quarters
* Job
* Budget
* A few contacts in the city

... but... I've never lived in the US before, and to make the transition even more dramatic, this is my first job! I'm looking for the British expat community in SF. Tips are invaluable and always appreciated
Remember if you drop anything on the sidewalk in SF, leave it there, DO NOT bend over to pick it up!
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Old Apr 6th 2008, 10:14 pm
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Remember if you drop anything on the sidewalk in SF, leave it there, DO NOT bend over to pick it up!
What does this mean?
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Old Apr 6th 2008, 10:17 pm
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What does this mean?
SF has a reputation for being poofter heaven ..
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Old Apr 6th 2008, 11:10 pm
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Originally Posted by Triumphrob View Post
Remember if you drop anything on the sidewalk in SF, leave it there, DO NOT bend over to pick it up!
I'm not scared of gay people. Are you?

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SF has a reputation for being poofter heaven ..
Who cares if there are lots of gay people in SF?
I don't care if people have red hair, or collect stamps... why should I care if they are gay or not? It doesn't affect me at all.

Research has shown that around 80% of homophobic men are gay, in denial, and attacking homosexuality in public because they are afraid of being gay themselves.

There's an old saying... "what you hate about the world, you fear in yourself". If you have negative attitudes to homosexuals, I'd suggest taking a pretty close look at your own sexuality.

Personally, I'm pretty confident about my own sexuality, and thus I frankly don't care if the people around me are straight, gay, bi, have sexual fetishes, or whatever. It doesn't matter to me.
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Lighten up, it was a funny off the cusp comment and nothing malicious was meant by it.

If you've checked the forums out at all, you'll see the light hearted posts that people make and won't be surprised by the content.

Anything serious nasty is obviously dealt with, but you've obviously had a sheltered forum life to get this riled up by what was a funny comment if you don't look any deeper than that.
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I'm not scared of gay people. Are you?



Who cares if there are lots of gay people in SF?
I don't care if people have red hair, or collect stamps... why should I care if they are gay or not? It doesn't affect me at all.

Research has shown that around 80% of homophobic men are gay, in denial, and attacking homosexuality in public because they are afraid of being gay themselves.

There's an old saying... "what you hate about the world, you fear in yourself". If you have negative attitudes to homosexuals, I'd suggest taking a pretty close look at your own sexuality.

Personally, I'm pretty confident about my own sexuality, and thus I frankly don't care if the people around me are straight, gay, bi, have sexual fetishes, or whatever. It doesn't matter to me.
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Originally Posted by Eleven View Post
I'm not scared of gay people. Are you?



Who cares if there are lots of gay people in SF?
I don't care if people have red hair, or collect stamps... why should I care if they are gay or not? It doesn't affect me at all.

Research has shown that around 80% of homophobic men are gay, in denial, and attacking homosexuality in public because they are afraid of being gay themselves.

There's an old saying... "what you hate about the world, you fear in yourself". If you have negative attitudes to homosexuals, I'd suggest taking a pretty close look at your own sexuality.

Personally, I'm pretty confident about my own sexuality, and thus I frankly don't care if the people around me are straight, gay, bi, have sexual fetishes, or whatever. It doesn't matter to me.
Strange the research also says... the one the rant on about poofter
like you just did have latent pofters tendencies themselves.....
You can do futher research in the right area ....
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What does this mean?
Hello Sailor.
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Default Re: Moving UK -> US soon - Any tips?

Woot!
Just got back from the Embassy and my visa has been approved
Should see my passport back in about a week so I am aiming to get a flight next thursday or friday.
Soooo, much to do now thats its really real!

I've been over to the SF office a couple of times and its a cool cool city, perhaps more so because of the Gays. It seems to be the most accepting and open place I have ever been to.

I recently bought the SF Culture Shock Book and it is definitely worth it. Its kinda like a guide book for people who are going to be staying there longer than a tourist and does a good job of orientation.

Eleven, Hope you are having a good time and good luck with your new job

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Woot!
Just got back from the Embassy and my visa has been approved
Should see my passport back in about a week so I am aiming to get a flight next thursday or friday.
Soooo, much to do now thats its really real!

I've been over to the SF office a couple of times and its a cool cool city, perhaps more so because of the Gays. It seems to be the most accepting and open place I have ever been to.

I recently bought the SF Culture Shock Book and it is definitely worth it. Its kinda like a guide book for people who are going to be staying there longer than a tourist and does a good job of orientation.

Eleven, Hope you are having a good time and good luck with your new job

KK
Congrats on the visa - very exciting for you! Hope that it wasn't raining while you were waiting outside.
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Default Re: Moving UK -> US soon - Any tips?

Originally Posted by ImmortalNinja View Post
Woot!
Just got back from the Embassy and my visa has been approved
Should see my passport back in about a week so I am aiming to get a flight next thursday or friday.
Soooo, much to do now thats its really real!

I've been over to the SF office a couple of times and its a cool cool city, perhaps more so because of the Gays. It seems to be the most accepting and open place I have ever been to.

I recently bought the SF Culture Shock Book and it is definitely worth it. Its kinda like a guide book for people who are going to be staying there longer than a tourist and does a good job of orientation.

Eleven, Hope you are having a good time and good luck with your new job

KK
Congrats, sounds like an interesting book!
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