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Reasons why New York Sucks

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Manton, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. Bhowie

    Bhowie Senior member

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    A salesman would never do that.
     
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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?
     
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    people who think it's important to have a car while living in Manhattan annoy me. Totally unnecessary unless they travel very frequently for work or work outside the city.
     
  4. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I can't believe I never mentioned this, but one of the truly, profoundly awful things about life in NY is that you have to pay about 50% of your after tax income out in what are essentially extortionary "tips." Or else everything in your life starts to go wrong.

    Thanks for reminding me, lefty.
     
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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
     
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    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    lefty, are you afraid your car will start to acquire random scratches and dents?
     
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    it's not nice to be nice, god damnit
     
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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 would also add (for you anti-car nuts) that I LOVE driving in NYC. I get it, it gets me. Keep moving forward. SanFo almost fucking killed me with a goddamn stop sign on every fucking corner.

    lefty
     
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    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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    It's friendlier than SanFo. Mind blown?

    lefty
     
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    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"
     
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  12. lefty

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    Fuck yeah.

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  13. sugarbutch

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    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.
     
  14. Bhowie

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    I was being sarcastic.


    BTW, I love how the minimum tip is now 20%
     
  15. lawyerdad

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    Yes, I got that. :fonz:
     
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  16. Bhowie

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    In that case they are even less likely to engage in nefarious behavior.
     
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    No train service to my neighborhood right now. Guess I'm catching up on some work for a while...
     
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    Look on the bright side. Maybe New York has one less New Yorker.
     
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    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     

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