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post #9691 of 11821
Yeah I was seriously irritated at the wait at the post office a few weeks ago and when I got to the desk the woman was so friendly, funny, and helpful even I couldn't be mad at her.
post #9692 of 11821
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Is there anyone meaner, ruder, more contemptuous, sarcastic, obnoxious and less helpful than an MTA conductor?

My personal experience is that MTA bus drivers are slightly worse

post #9693 of 11821
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Is there anyone meaner, ruder, more contemptuous, sarcastic, obnoxious and less helpful than an MTA conductor?
My personal experience is that MTA bus drivers are slightly worse

to be fair, it's hard for me to imagine a worse job. You have to deal with cranky commuters, clueless tourists, the general bus-takign population (read: old people and cripples), all the while dealing with NYC traffic, NYC pedestrians, and NYC bicycle commuters.
post #9694 of 11821
Bus drivers definitely think traffic laws and decency don't apply to them.
post #9695 of 11821
So how about that humidity?
post #9696 of 11821
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to be fair, it's hard for me to imagine a worse job. You have to deal with cranky commuters, clueless tourists, the general bus-takign population (read: old people and cripples), all the while dealing with NYC traffic, NYC pedestrians, and NYC bicycle commuters.

 

Since they do this all day every day, they should be immune to all this and take it all in stride with a smile, no?  Half of cab drivers are completely unfazed by all the chaos of driving in NYC - they're immune to it.    (the other half are on their first week on the job and likely to quit or get fired within a few weeks)

post #9697 of 11821
what's with this "Tex Mex" food fad? Mexican food is awesome, Tex Mex is not (though I'll admit that greasy food smothered in melted cheese has its late-night place).
post #9698 of 11821
It's amazing how poor the Mexican / Tex Mex food in NYC is. Down here it's a massive quantum leap better. If I had to estimate it, I'd say its about 6-7x better. And 11-12x better on a price-adjusted basis.

The reason it's amazing is that there is not a shortage of Mexicans (or Tex Mexicans) in NYC.
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what's with this "Tex Mex" food fad? Mexican food is awesome, Tex Mex is not (though I'll admit that greasy food smothered in melted cheese has its late-night place).

Yes, Mexican food can be awesome. You have probably never had any. What you probably think of as "Mexican food" is really Sonoran street food, which can be great, but typically not in the hipsterized "gourmet" version.

Apparently, you've never had decent tex-mex either, which I guess is not all that surprising in NY. What did fajitas ever do to you?
post #9700 of 11821
I feel the whole, "no good mexican, or BQQ in New York" is bullshit and something people just like to say and jump on the bandwagon about. We have some of the best cuisine in the world and these douches have to go on about the rice and beans they can get in San Diego. Give me a break.
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It's worse than that, really. Every online discussion of Mexican food I've ever read always devolves into "That's not real Mexican food." No matter who is talking or what city or dish is being talked about, someone will insist "That's not real Mexican food." Sort of Godwin's Law of Mexican food discussion. Guillermo's Law?
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Yes, Mexican food can be awesome. You have probably never had any. What you probably think of as "Mexican food" is really Sonoran street food, which can be great, but typically not in the hipsterized "gourmet" version.

Apparently, you've never had decent tex-mex either, which I guess is not all that surprising in NY. What did fajitas ever do to you?

my brother's Mexican fiancee cooked for me once. She even made the tortillas by hand, which was a nice treat.
post #9703 of 11821
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I feel the whole, "no good mexican, or BQQ in New York" is bullshit and something people just like to say and jump on the bandwagon about. We have some of the best cuisine in the world and these douches have to go on about the rice and beans they can get in San Diego. Give me a break.
I don't think you've ever had REAL BBQ.

there is a shortage of really great Mexican food in NYC, and I'm not sure why. LA crushes it, though I'll admit that while I've consumed quite a bit of food while physically being in the LA proper area, I'm not sure I've really eaten in LA.
post #9704 of 11821
Fuck you, you're clearly just as bad as the lot of them.
post #9705 of 11821
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

what's with this "Tex Mex" food fad? Mexican food is awesome, Tex Mex is not (though I'll admit that greasy food smothered in melted cheese has its late-night place).
I take it you just read the Grub Street review? I have to say, Mexican food has it's place, but a giant bowl of queso and fajitas on a tortilla made with real lard is something special. I think having to pay NY prices would kind of ruin it though. It's much better when you're paying $10 and getting more food than even two people could reasonably eat.
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