SF like most big cities are very fast paced. People always have things to do and people to see. We are so focused that we move around with blinders on. Everyone is focused on their big presentation or getting somewhere on time while fighting city traffic. Everyone is so focused that even a blind man in the middle of a crosswalk with lights turning red can’t get help from people who have the gift of sight to led him to the bus stop. True story. People are dicks.
Things move too fast and even parts of the city can’t even keep up. I walk to work on Market from 9th to 1st everyday. Starting from 9th, you get a sense of the city that was left behind and as you move closer to the Embarcadero, you get a sense of where the city is going. You go from alcoholics to workaholics. Store fronts with wooden boards and graffiti/gang signs to store fronts with glass and 50% off sale signs. All in a matter of 15 minutes. It just surprises me how such a historic street like Market can be like night and day within a matter of blocks. Just a sign that things are moving too fast and if don’t keep the pace you get left behind with the crackheads. Words to live by people.