So. Your friends decided to buy property in Oakland. Great. And, you promised you'd visit often. In fact, you swore to it well over a year ago. But? You never made the 10 - 20 minute BART ride across the Bay. Oops.

Now your expatriate buddies are coming at you with this: "How come you never come to Oakland?"

Fret no more, fellow San Francisco snobs, for here are some choice excuses for your continued lack of physical presence in the East Bay. (Be sure to choose your most-used fib after the jump.)