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post #2011 of 7264

It's friendlier than SanFo. Mind blown?

 

lefty

post #2012 of 7264
it is pretty cool when you hit the perfect red to green combination on 5th near the Met, and then just cruise all the way down to Bryant Park in no time flat. The hoards of people are all on the sidewalk, and you're doing 40 mph and thinking "deal with it"
post #2013 of 7264

Fuck yeah.

 

lefty

post #2014 of 7264
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Originally Posted by lefty View Post

It's friendlier than SanFo. Mind blown?

lefty

I was thinking mainly of traffic interactions. Outside of their cars, I find New Yorkers to be generally pleasant. Of course, I find people in general to be generally pleasant.
post #2015 of 7264
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If memory serves, he may actually have been a sales manager during the time in question. Does that make it more plausible?

I was being sarcastic.
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^^Easy, cowboy. The car is free, the garage $300/mth, it's in my basement, I travel most every weekend and live 8 miles from lower manhattan where street parking is easy and free. That trip by taxi is probably $40 with tip.

Which brings me back to the original question ... do you tip the monthly garage guy? I do tip the guy at any other garage; not sure why I don't tip these guys. I do tip a doorman for hailing me a cab, but not my own doorman. I figure that's covered in a christmas tip. I guess I could hand the parking guys a holiday tip.

Yes, tipping kind of sucks. I was in a hurry the other day and the cc machine in my cab was slow as fuck so I just started hitting buttons to get the hell out of there. Ended up hitting the "add 30% tip." How is that even a fucking option?

lefty

BTW, I love how the minimum tip is now 20%
post #2016 of 7264
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I was being sarcastic.

Yes, I got that. fing02[1].gif
post #2017 of 7264
In that case they are even less likely to engage in nefarious behavior.
post #2018 of 7264
No train service to my neighborhood right now. Guess I'm catching up on some work for a while...
post #2019 of 7264
Look on the bright side. Maybe New York has one less New Yorker.
post #2020 of 7264
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Look on the bright side. Maybe New York has one less New Yorker.

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post #2021 of 7264
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

There's also none of that "After you, Claude" bullshit in NYC. You know there that no one gives a flying fuck about you, so take your shot when it comes or fuck right the hell off.
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No, not worth that much. Cars are one of those things I just don't care about. Just noticing the scowls as I pick it up and also want to be a fair guy.

I've had great luck with eye contact and a smile when asking to squeeze into a lane in NYC. Even in places like Chinatown where its aggressive asian delivery truck drivers along canal/chrystie street. My dad always is amused when I do this with his decades of driving in Boston.

My only real gripe with driving in NYC is the condition of the roads, I've bent my rims on potholes. I don't even mind the growing population of bikers (because I do bike a lot in the city), its the delivery guys on the pedaled mopeds that do third world country driving stunts (like instant U-turns from the furthest right lane in traffic).
post #2022 of 7264
every once in a while, you'll encounter some dildo in his Ford Excursion with Virginia license plates, and he'll try to screw you at every juncture or turn figuring this was the norm for NYC driving. This seems to happen every time I rent a car, maybe 3X a year.
post #2023 of 7264
I had no idea there were still Ford Excursions on the road. I figured all the people driving them committed suicide when Hollywood Squares got cancelled.
post #2024 of 7264
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

I was thinking mainly of traffic interactions. Outside of their cars, I find New Yorkers to be generally pleasant. Of course, I find people in general to be generally pleasant.

 

Dude, week one I'm in PacHi and do a slight rolling stop at stop sign just as some guy walks out between the parked cars cars. He's 20' away and I brake to let him pass. Not good enough, he turns to face me, whips out his phone and takes a picture of my plate as he screams, "I'm going to report you!"

 

Week two, the leftette and I are looking at an apt and since there's no place to park I pull halfway into the driveway so my rear end is even with the parked cars and my front end is halfway on the sidewalk. I figure I'm there for 5 minutes. A woman walks downs the sidewalk and stops in front of my car as if it's blocking her. Half the sidewalk is clear and she could have stepped 3' to the side and passed, but no. Instead she pulls out her phone and yells, "I'm calling 911!" 

 

The leftette looks at me and says, "is it possible we were mislead on how friendly this place is?"

 

Kinda went downhill from there.

 

lefty

post #2025 of 7264
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I think I'm pissing off my garage guy. Do you tip a couple of bucks each time you get your car on a monthly?

lefty

I tip them during the christmas holidays. About 15-20 of them.
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