Originally Posted by Dudesky
Yea, I'm with that too, but one can only understand that if they're a New Yorker
Most out of towners will describe us the way I did though, ha ha.
And I don't know about who has worse potholes, but I can tell you that living in the oldest part of the country (the northeast) really sucks because most everything is underground. That means that if there is any little problem with water, utilities, cables, phone lines, subways, yaddi yadda, the road gets torn apart. And it gets put back together in worse condition than when they started. Not to mention the salt on the roads, the trucks & freight that rolls through everywhere here
I totally relate. When my family was first transfered to Minneapolis in the late '60s - my relatives in NYC thought we got around on horse & wagons & assumed we had crank telephones. The pace in NYC is fast no question and everyone living there gets consumed in the flow. It's still a cool place & I love to visit. I'ld like to take a handful of hard core New Yorkers on a world tour sometime - then observe their views of being a New Yorker. They'ld have a different outlook on life.
I have relatives' who's idea of vacation is going to Atlantic City, NJ. A real trec would be to Florida. When I told them I went to Akita Japan last year for Christmas, they thought I was an astronaut or something. They just can't fathom that. All in all, I'm still a NYC'er at heart. They may be un-sociable appearing, but they are the hardest working & caring MotherF$%#kers in the world.