Los Angelenos love to vent their first-world problems to anyone with functioning ears. One complaint that’s completely unique to them, though, is how Los Angeles apartments rarely come with refrigerators. It’s just not a thing. So, looking for an apartment in L.A. always means there is simultaneous fridge hunting too. And that’s like, such a pain. *Slurping on the nearest Starbucks cup.*
Why the no fridge? It’s a mystery to us, too. Please email us at email@example.com if you ever find out.
Oh, the Sign Is Fine, I Guess
Every tourist stepping foot in L.A. has that fantasy of climbing the Hollywood sign, striking a cool pose, and having their picture taken. But that would be a dead giveaway to your tourist identity as L.A. residents wouldn't be caught dead doing that. You see, a key element to the signature L.A. aloofness is acting like nothing is ever a big deal. Not even the most famous sign in the world.
Besides, going all the way up is strongly not recommended. Well, that's is a gentle way of putting it – just step. Away. From the sign. Please! It's actually super dangerous. The closest safe viewpoint is at the intersection of Ledgewood Drive and Mulholland Highway. Knock yourselves out.
Chinatown? For Chinese Food? You Must Be New Here
This may come as a surprise to out-of-towners, but true Angelenos who want to grab a Chinese bite to eat won't be looking to Chinatown to spend the money they made as micro-influencers. The very best Chinese food in L.A. is actually to be found in… San Gabriel Valley (i.e., SGV).
No disrespect for Chinatown eateries, but if you're really looking to step up your culinary game while blending with the locals, take a 15-minute drive to SGV. You'll thank us later. Promise.
People Never Park Their Own Car
Most of us are used to thinking of valet parking services as a fancy luxury saved for special occasions, but in L.A., it's a lot more common than you'd imagine.
People can literally get their car parked by a professional at the nearby IHOP, and some places even have valet parking services for bicycles. We wouldn't be surprised if the locals lost all ability to park their own vehicles. Well, far be it from us to judge.
For Angelenos, Rain Equals Apocalypse
For most people in the Northern Hemisphere, winter without snow is not true winter. Go say that to L.A. people, though! Once it starts pouring in the City of Angles, people just tend to stay in, turn the heater on and wait until all that craziness blows over.
And honestly, if you happen to – God forbid – find yourself outside on a rainy L.A. day, prepare to see some major panicking, mostly among drivers.