||Examples of South Bay self-absorption
- Leaving one's dog unattended in the local dog park to free one's self to run errands.
- Referring to Palos Verdes as "The Hill" and calling people who don't live there "Flatlanders."
- The notion that the Metlox development in Manhattan Beach is remotely significant in the grand scheme of things.
- Obsessing over the property value of a home one never intends to sell.
- Obsessing over pass-through traffic in one's neighborhood while never hesitating to take shortcuts through someone else's.
- The assumption that everything bad that occurs in your town is an import from some other place.
- Obsessing over an ocean view when one rarely, if ever, goes to the beach.
- Regularly talking on a cell phone when at the beach.
- A household with more than one sport utility vehicle.
- The belief that any person or group owns a surf spot.
- Racing down the parking lane during rush hour and merging in front of people who properly wait their turn.
- The use of the phrase: "There is no life east of Sepulveda."
- Poor voter turnout.
- Consistent use of fake names like Golden Hills, Riviera, Hill Section, etc., as opposed to city's actual names.
- Assumption that everything outside of the South Bay is too far or too dangerous.
- Making an equally funny face when anyone suggests walking, or oh my god, using public transportation.
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