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[quote=lefty;3776670]Just got back from a four day "let's check the city out" trip in anticipation of our move in March. Couldn't wait to get home.
In no particular order:
Cabs, if you can find one, are filthy with drivers who have no idea where they are going. yes, but they are typically some kind of white
Homeless crack heads are insanely aggressive. I had to push a guy away from my wife. Next time I bring an axe. yes they are really nuts and aggressive
Waiters are way too chummy and have no idea how do do their job. Look, pal - you are not part of our conversation; don't touch me when telling me the specials; and don't remove an empty plate until we're all finished. I finally had to tell a waiter to leave the plate and he looked at me like I killed his puppy. yeah, service is terrible, had worst waiter ever at town hall
There's garbage on the street. yes
The women look like men. Up close, ugly men.i prefer the women there to women here, cooler looking and less cunty
The residents are like Stepford employees of the tourism board. "Oh, you'll love it here. Did you know you can ski in the morning and surf in the afternoon?" Look closely in their eyes, however, and what you see is a tinge of fear. As if they are trapped in the Billy Mumy Twilight Zone episode.
I met up with an ex-New Yorker and asked him why the fuck everyone was so nice. He replied, "It's nice to be nice." Fuck me.
I was blindsided by one line in a contract and am now royally fucked.