March 13, 2020

21 Ways to Spot a Transplant in San Antonio

When you meet a San Antonio local, you know it. And when you meet someone who's not from here, you definitely know it too. These are just some of the ways you know someone wasn't born and raised in the Alamo City.
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They shop for groceries at Walmart.
Why would anyone ever go to Walmart when there’s H-E-B?
Photo by Mike Mozart via Flickr Creative Commons
They shop for groceries at Walmart.
Why would anyone ever go to Walmart when there’s H-E-B?
Photo by Mike Mozart via Flickr Creative Commons
They can usually take the cold temperatures better than locals, but they’ll still complain.
“I moved here for the hot weather. Why is it cold right now?” or "This isn't real snow!" We hear you, bro.
Photo via Instagram / fr8ers68
They can usually take the cold temperatures better than locals, but they’ll still complain.
“I moved here for the hot weather. Why is it cold right now?” or "This isn't real snow!" We hear you, bro.
Photo via Instagram / fr8ers68
They underestimate how stupid drivers can get — especially during rush hour.
Locals are never surprised, but newer additions to the Alamo City might be.
Photo via Instagram / vdub_mario
They underestimate how stupid drivers can get — especially during rush hour.
Locals are never surprised, but newer additions to the Alamo City might be.
Photo via Instagram / vdub_mario
They don’t say “Ahhh!” after they make a joke.
Trust us, you’ll notice this immediately.
Photo via Twitter / amandaatrev
They don’t say “Ahhh!” after they make a joke.
Trust us, you’ll notice this immediately.
Photo via Twitter / amandaatrev
They don’t get the fuss about Fiesta.
Haters gonna hate.
Photo by Jaime Monzon
They don’t get the fuss about Fiesta.
Haters gonna hate.
Photo by Jaime Monzon
They use a rental truck when they move within the city.
If you’re a local, be thankful that you can depend on your tio with the big truck to come through.
Photo by Sarah Martinez
They use a rental truck when they move within the city.
If you’re a local, be thankful that you can depend on your tio with the big truck to come through.
Photo by Sarah Martinez
They have no idea about Handy Andy, the Sky Ride, Playland Park, Joske’s or Solo Serve.
They really missed out.
Photo via UTSA Libraries Digital Collections
They have no idea about Handy Andy, the Sky Ride, Playland Park, Joske’s or Solo Serve.
They really missed out.
Photo via UTSA Libraries Digital Collections
They say El Pollo Loco has the most authentic Mexican food.
They obviously don’t know what’s good for them.
Photo via Instagram / elpolloloco
They say El Pollo Loco has the most authentic Mexican food.
They obviously don’t know what’s good for them.
Photo via Instagram / elpolloloco
They don’t use “puro” in their daily vocabulary.
Don’t even think about “puro pinche.”
Art by Sarah Flood-Baumann
They don’t use “puro” in their daily vocabulary.
Don’t even think about “puro pinche.”
Art by Sarah Flood-Baumann
They don’t understand all the Fred’s Fish Fry memes.
Please, someone explain to them.
Photo via Instagram / elainemaxx
They don’t understand all the Fred’s Fish Fry memes.
Please, someone explain to them.
Photo via Instagram / elainemaxx