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21 Signs You’ve Lived in San Antonio Too Long 

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Plenty of folks say San Antonio is a big city with a small town feel – which makes it easy for transplants to feel right at home here. That being said, there's lots of ways for new folks and non-natives to be just as puro as the 2-1-0 born and bred San Antonian. Here's just some ways how you – whether you're a local or just ended up here – can show off just how SA you are.
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You make judgments off of people based on where they went to high school.
Even if you weren’t born and raised here, you know that “where did you go to high school?” is a loaded question.
Photo courtesy of Edgewood Independent School District
You are irrationally devoted to a certain news station – and it’s probably based on your favorite anchor.
Beamer fans will only ever watch WOAI. Anyone still loyal to KENS 5 ‘cause you love Chris Marrou and Fred Lozano just that much?
Photo via Instagram / randybeamer
Any temperature below 70 degrees counts as “freezing” to you.
And you might just be one of those folks that bundles up like you’re in Alaska when the temperatures aren’t absolutely scorching.
Photo via Twitter / @KendraBenetti
You have no problem standing in line for hours just for the chance to get some free swag.
Prime example: the IKEA grand opening.
Photo by Drew Patterson / Neptune9 Photography
You know at least one couple that got together after a wild night out on the Strip.
Couples who act ratchet together, stay together.
Photo by Erik Gustafson
You measure time by Spurs championships, or by how long certain parts of I-35 have been under construction.
“We bought the house in ‘99 ‘cause that’s when we all got wasted at my house during the championship.” Good times.
Photo via Twitter / NBA
You know that not all breakfast tacos are created equal.
Whether it’s the tortillas or the fillings, you know that some tacos are just better than others.
Photo via Instagram / jesselizarraras
You or someone you know has gotten into a fight during Fiesta.
We’ve all been there.
Photo via Instagram / haaannnn_23
You refer to places as either inside or outside of “the loop.”
Location, location, location.
Photo via Instagram / jesse0188
You have loaded up your truck or vehicle much more than it should have been and didn’t see a problem.
We’re not saying it is a problem, we’re just saying … we see you, and we respect you, homie.
Photo by Sarah Martinez
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You have a solid stance in the puffy taco war.
Are you Team Ray’s Drive-In? Or Team Henry’s Puffy Taco?
Photo via Instagram / gdanielagalarza
You expect lots of car crashes whenever it rains.
Why can’t we drive in the rain? Now that’s a good question.
Photo via Twitter / @AngelaM_10_
The thought of Coach Pop retiring makes you want to cry.
And you most likely lost it when Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili retired. (We’re still not over it.)
Photo via Instagram / spurs
You know someone at the ____ booth at NIOSA.
We all got that hookup somewhere. Kudos if it’s the beer booth.
Photo by Jaime Monzon
You consider all the injury attorneys with commercials as legit celebrities.
“I’m the Texas HAMMER! I’m tougher than a junkyard DOG!”
Photo via YouTube / Jim Adler
You call the local barbecue chain “Bill Millers.”
It’s “Bill Miller,” but whatever.
Photo via Instagram / billmillerbarbq
You look forward to having the day off whenever it “snows” here.
It’s too damn cold to function on these rare days.
Photo via Instagram / instaunfamous210
You know which River Walk spots are true gems – and which are tourist traps.
We’re not saying any names. If you know, you know.
Photo via Instagram / boudrostexasbistro
You’ve met at least one Castro twin.
We wouldn’t be surprised if you met both.
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
You have a food guy/lady/business for puro dishes and major holidays.
You know, like a go-to lady for tamales, another for buñuelos, maybe even a guy for brisket.
Photo via Instagram / luciazartistry
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You only trust panaderias that have proven to be tried and true.
Not that there’s anything wrong with certain panaderias, but there’s just some spots that make pan dulce just like you like it.
Photo by Jessica Elizarraras
You make judgments off of people based on where they went to high school.
Even if you weren’t born and raised here, you know that “where did you go to high school?” is a loaded question.
Photo courtesy of Edgewood Independent School District

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