UPDATE: An earlier version of this blog incorrectly stated the location of the Chili’s at 45th and Lamar. It has since been corrected. Also, in a truly meta moment for All Ablog Austin, this post about a Reddit thread about what makes r/Austin angry was in turn posted on r/Austin, where it is currently sitting at 180 upvotes. The internet is a strange place.
Do you think it’s cool to cut in line at Franklin Barbecue? Do you refuse to pick up your dog’s poop because it’s “better for the environment”? Do you ask people how you can live somewhere trendy downtown, but only have a max of $700 to spend on rent every month?
Congrats, you just made the average Austinite mad. Or, the average Austinite redditor, that is.
The responses are full of sentiments that would aggravate the subscribers of r/austin as well as residents who don’t use Reddit, too.
Sarcastic highlights include:
“South by’s gotten so corporate since I first went in 2012.”— u/machupichu12
“Hey Austin, Scott Elder here! . . .”— u/Llawdrin, in reference to everyone’s favorite car dealer…
“My marketing firm just relocated here from SoCal, I can’t believe how affordable houses are here!”— u/xk1138
And, who could forget about r/Austin’s favorite restaurant, the Chili’s at 45th and Lamar, which was mentioned in the post as the best place to recommend to a new Austin resident.
As of this writing, the post has been gilded twice, meaning two other Reddit users deemed the post worthy of Reddit Gold, a monthly subscription service where users can access special features on the site.
So, whether you’re new to Austin or just need a refresher, consider this Reddit post a crash course in what not to do.
Got your own statement that would make any Austinite mad? Let us know in the comments!