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I'll say this about New York, when in residence I tend to get sick more frequently than elsewhere. Then again, I avoid the gel dispensers.

When I first moved here, I got sick ALL the time. I very rarely get sick, but that first year, I was out sick more times than in the previous five years combined.

I think I must have built up some sort of immunity though, as now I'm fine. That and I now obsessively wash my hands as soon as I get off the subway.
post #842 of 7303
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When I first moved here, I got sick ALL the time. I very rarely get sick, but that first year, I was out sick more times than in the previous five years combined.
I think I must have built up some sort of immunity though, as now I'm fine. That and I now obsessively wash my hands as soon as I get off the subway.
It certainly has something to do with the proximity of so many people. Here on the West Coast, I can go days without coming into contact with more than a very few.
post #843 of 7303
For a variety of reasons, I've spent altogether too much time in hospitals in my life, and have grown obsessive about washing my hands and using hand sanitizer. I try to avoid touching anything when I'm on BART or Muni, but if I am forced into contact with the seat / straps / whatever then my first priority upon arriving at my destination is washing my hands.
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It is amazing how sanitary, anti-septic, and fucking bland our world has become in the last 20 years.
That is all.

That's because the smokers and those in their proximity are dead.
post #845 of 7303

I'm picking up on a theme with you.

 

My wife went to see Glengarry Glen Ross tonight and ordered a drink before the show. It didn't come with ice. The bartender explained that Mr. Pacino finds ice rattling in glasses distracting.

 

Hoo hah, Al!

 

lefty

post #846 of 7303
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I'm picking up on a theme with you.

My wife went to see Glengarry Glen Ross tonight and ordered a drink before the show. It didn't come with ice. The bartender explained that Mr. Pacino finds ice rattling in glasses distracting.

Hoo hah, Al!

lefty

I think they should offer Jeroboams of Cristal at GGR and charge SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS for them.

Before he became a movie star Cary Grant occasionally won parts in plays because his balance was so good that he could carry an old fashioned across the stage without the ice cubes clinking against the glass.
post #847 of 7303
Does anyone know what the current toll on the GW bridge is?
post #848 of 7303
i think it's $12, but I'm not 100%
post #849 of 7303
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i think it's $12, but I'm not 100%

it varies... it can be $13 ( paid by cash) and as low as $8.25 with the EZ-pass and off peak.

http://www.panynj.gov/bridges-tunnels/tolls.html

what pisses me off is that the Tri-boro bridge (oh sorry yeah the RFK bridge) is almost $6.00 both ways. at least the other major bridges (GWB) only charge on inbound to NYC.... the tri-boro is a fucking wallet raping for commuters and often is just as traffic laden to and from exacerbating the fact that you pay a fucking toll either way.
post #850 of 7303
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Originally Posted by mgm9128 View Post

Does anyone know what the current toll on the GW bridge is?

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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

i think it's $12, but I'm not 100%

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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

it varies... it can be $13 ( paid by cash) and as low as $8.25 with the EZ-pass and off peak.
http://www.panynj.gov/bridges-tunnels/tolls.html
what pisses me off is that the Tri-boro bridge (oh sorry yeah the RFK bridge) is almost $6.00 both ways. at least the other major bridges (GWB) only charge on inbound to NYC.... the tri-boro is a fucking wallet raping for commuters and often is just as traffic laden to and from exacerbating the fact that you pay a fucking toll either way.

Doesn't everyone use EZ Pass by now?confused.gif
post #851 of 7303
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Doesn't everyone use EZ Pass by now?confused.gif

I have no reason enter New Jersey more than once every three or so years.
post #852 of 7303
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Originally Posted by mgm9128 View Post

I have no reason enter New Jersey more than once every three or so years.

do you use ezpass?
post #853 of 7303
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Originally Posted by mgm9128 View Post

I have no reason enter New Jersey more than once every three or so years.

NY EZ pass is essentially free (if you only get email statements and refill using a credit card). Its also compatible with all the other major electronic fast tollways in other states. Couple that with cheaper tolls [using EZ pass] it makes sense to have one even if you only rent/borrow cars.
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do you use ezpass?

Nope. My dad has one, but I do not travel into the city that often/never saw any great inconvenience in stopping for 6 seconds and handing someone money. I've shared quite a few nice conversations with some tollbooth workers from doing so.
post #855 of 7303
I don't use ezpass, makes it too easy for the wife/authorities to track my movements.
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