Monday, May 21, 2007

New York, New York--It's a Helluva Town, Part II.

Things I do not love so much about New York.

  • Squeezing between giant bags of garbage as you walk down the sidewalk.
  • Waiting fifteen minutes in the bathroom line at the Union Square Barnes and Noble because it's the only free bathroom for blocks.
  • People who try to push into the train car as soon as the doors open, not allowing you to push out which would then give them room to get on without pushing you (solution: elbows at a sharp angle and push back)
  • Waiting an hour an half to pay $8 dollars for bread and butter.
  • $8 dollars for bread and butter.
  • Teeny tiny mid-level hotel rooms that cost more than a five star hotel in other city in the U.S.
  • Trash.
  • Trash.
  • Trash.
But hey--the grit that perseveres becomes the pearl, and every cloud has its silver lining. In other words, you gotta take the good with the bad. And New York really is a helluva town.

And yes, the Bronx is still up, the Battery is still down, and people still ride through a hole in the ground...

4 comments:

Dave said...

Waiting 90 minutes for bread and butter was the "New York crisis" you mentioned, wasn't it? :D Only in NYC.

Ysabeau Wilce said...

Alas, that was not my New York crisis--I guess I should have said that I had a New York *Tourist* Crisis. For fifteen minutes, I thought I had lost my wallet. Of course, I had just left it in my hotel room. But that was a bad fifteen minutes, let me tell you!

Erika Hamerquist said...

Welcome back. I hope you did everything I wouldn't do whilst in NYC.

Ysabeau Wilce said...

Hm...what wouldn't you do??