March 15, 2019

20 Things That Are Weird Everywhere Except San Antonio

From stuff that falls under the "puro" category to things that only make sense because of San Antonio culture, here's some things that folks outside of the Alamo City just wouldn't understand.
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Basically shutting down the city with any chance of snow or ice
But not before we ransack H-E-B to buy food and supplies will undoubtedly last longer than the cold weather does.
Photo via Instagram / fr8ers68
Basically shutting down the city with any chance of snow or ice
But not before we ransack H-E-B to buy food and supplies will undoubtedly last longer than the cold weather does.
Photo via Instagram / fr8ers68
Referring to locations as in or outside “the loop”
A lot of major cities don’t even have a loop, but we have two. Thank goodness, because we’re not sure how else we would reference distance and locations here.
Photo via Instagram / jesse0188
Referring to locations as in or outside “the loop”
A lot of major cities don’t even have a loop, but we have two. Thank goodness, because we’re not sure how else we would reference distance and locations here.
Photo via Instagram / jesse0188
Saying “puro pinche” on a daily basis
Sometimes, it’s all you have to say.
Photo via Twitter / @PuroSanAntonio
Saying “puro pinche” on a daily basis
Sometimes, it’s all you have to say.
Photo via Twitter / @PuroSanAntonio
Having a love for standing in long lines
If someone mentions “free” or “giveaway” in front of a San Antonian, we’re there and we’re standing in line. It truly doesn’t matter what it is, y’all. If it’s free, say no more.
Photo via Twitter / @Adriana_Acosta
Having a love for standing in long lines
If someone mentions “free” or “giveaway” in front of a San Antonian, we’re there and we’re standing in line. It truly doesn’t matter what it is, y’all. If it’s free, say no more.
Photo via Twitter / @Adriana_Acosta
Having a dedicated fan dress up as Jesus version of a local sports team
What other U.S. city is so down for Jesus enough for this? Seriously, we can’t imagine there being a “Buck Jesus” or a “Pelican Jesus.” Can you?
Photo via Instagram / ffeno
Having a dedicated fan dress up as Jesus version of a local sports team
What other U.S. city is so down for Jesus enough for this? Seriously, we can’t imagine there being a “Buck Jesus” or a “Pelican Jesus.” Can you?
Photo via Instagram / ffeno
Being able to buy dogs, t-shirts, gift baskets, DVDs and pretty much anything from the side of the road
Shoutout to the roadside vendors that hold it down with the glamorous Spurs shirts and holiday baskets.
Photo via Instagram / moderntejana
Being able to buy dogs, t-shirts, gift baskets, DVDs and pretty much anything from the side of the road
Shoutout to the roadside vendors that hold it down with the glamorous Spurs shirts and holiday baskets.
Photo via Instagram / moderntejana
Camping out at local park to reserve a spot for Easter weekend
Posting up at Brackenridge Park (or your park of choice) is puro San Antonio. Sure, some folks in other cities might celebrate holidays in the spring at a local park, but are they down to camp out for two, three days to do so? We didn’t think so.
File photo
Camping out at local park to reserve a spot for Easter weekend
Posting up at Brackenridge Park (or your park of choice) is puro San Antonio. Sure, some folks in other cities might celebrate holidays in the spring at a local park, but are they down to camp out for two, three days to do so? We didn’t think so.
File photo
Bundling up when the temperature drops below 70 degrees
60-something degree weather feels so much colder than it would in New York City or Seattle.
Photo via Twitter / amri_perez
Bundling up when the temperature drops below 70 degrees
60-something degree weather feels so much colder than it would in New York City or Seattle.
Photo via Twitter / amri_perez
Not renting a truck to move something really big
We’re not about that life, even if it means risking getting a ticket by driving around like this.
Photo by Sarah Martinez
Not renting a truck to move something really big
We’re not about that life, even if it means risking getting a ticket by driving around like this.
Photo by Sarah Martinez
Yelling “show us your shoes” at girls and women in fancy dresses
Seriously trying to think of a situation where this would even happen… only in San Antonio, y’all.
Photo by Samantha Serna
Yelling “show us your shoes” at girls and women in fancy dresses
Seriously trying to think of a situation where this would even happen… only in San Antonio, y’all.
Photo by Samantha Serna