Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Manton, Aug 26, 2012.
I guess biking on flushing was way to dangerous.....
Going underground to the subway with the mercury at 102º and 99% humidity made my Boston relatives question my sanity for choosing to live in Manhattan.
It is all relative. Our relative proximity to tons of concrete and steel creates a giant brick oven underground. You could be slow baked if you remained down there long enough.
What a great day in New York!!
Was 100000000000% humidity all day, despite nominal temps in the 70s, felt like the 100s.
The rain was, as ever, perfectly timed. Got a terrefic soaking to and from the train which stopped when I reached my office and it stayed dry the rest of the day. But a real monsoon kicked up just as I had to leave. Thankfully it was a short walk to the subway, and a slightly longer walk to the other end, only enough to soak me to the knee. Had dinner and watched the rain pour like Noah's flood for about 1.5 hours thinking "This can't possibly last."
But oh yes it could! Still pouring when I had to leave. Cabs impossible to get, walked 700 blocks to the subway. Despite a truly gargantuan umbrella, it protected me only from earlobe to earlobe, the rain was so dense and the wind was blowing it sidewaays.
Made to the subway but completely soaked. Then to GC. But hey still underground!
Well the first train from GC didn't leave. Some kind of problem. OK, everybody off, take the local in 30 minutes, meanwhile stand around and sweat in the sauna because we are not going to open the doors, and even if we did, that would avail you nothing since the AC is not on! hahahaha
Two full complements of people cram into one train and just sweat the entire way up, one stop at a time. Finally, mine arrives, after all that time, and has the rain stopped or even let up? Oh hell no! This is Singapore .... I mean New York.
Get soaked through once again walking home. Shoes ruined, suit ruined, shirt soaked but at least it can take it, tie ruined.
But it's all worth it to live in the "capital of the world" because all the people worth living live here, don't you know, and if you don't that alone is proof that you are shit!
Indeed, Singapore is a fine city.
All of that makes sense to me except no flushing, which seems REALLY counterproductive.
I, for one, was disappointed by the storm. Big tornado warning and severe storm alerts - and I just saw a bit of rain.
What is Manton so upset about? Ah yes, it rained yesterday...
I forgot the best part. Of course, whenever there is rain in New York, puddles the size of the Great Lakes form at every intersection. As I was foolishly standing there trying to get a cab, one went by at mach 10 right through Lake Superior, kicked up a tidal wave that drenched me from head to toe. Just like a scene from a WC Fields movie!
Oh, glorious Gotham!
The street corner puddles do suck tremendously. On my block, there's one that forms and takes a week to dry out, with all the putridity and insects that you'd expect from stagnant water... Cming from a city where there's curb drains everywhere, it has always puzzled me about NYC
we should have this thread title renamed to "ITT: Manton is a crochety old man and complains about being too hot or too cold"
Wait until winter arrives. Then some snow covers the puddle and forms nature's perfectly camouflaged boobie trap. Nothing ruins a day than stepping into a frigid NYC Urban Decay Puddle.
I had a nice day yesterday.
Just a thought, but you'll notice a good portion of Manton's misery is a direct result of living outside the city. Be done with MetroNorth, Grand Central and 'just missing' those late night express trains and you would only have to contend w/ the weather, which can be dealt with more easily when you are not compelled to kill yourself trying to make the 10:32!
One, I can't afford Manhattan, two, I did not miss last night's train, they kicked us all off because of some mechanical problem.
it's really nice out today, a tad chilly in the shade. Fall is right around the corner.
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