Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Manton, Aug 26, 2012.
Hate when cabbies pull this shit.
Happens in every city. Even Tokyo cabs running pretty close to the rules pull this stuff the minute it seems like they can pull a big fare, it might even be 11am on a Thursday or something when they decide to reject you. In Seoul (where the fares are similar to NYC) you can have a huge line of cabs (like 100+ cars bumper to bumper maybe) go by you for an hour and you still might not get picked up. Better chances if you have a vagina.
I like NYC cab drivers. I usually sit in the front and engage them with conversation. Most are from Guinea or Bangladesh.
i applaud your ability to converse with them. I usually end up having a longer than anticipated conversation with them as well, but it'll go something like this:
me: "23rd and 6th please"
cab: "twenttty six and what"
me: "23rd and 6th"
cab: "twentty tree and six?"
me: "yes, 23 and 6"
and then 5 minutes later as we are approaching
cab: "twentty tree and fifth?"
me: "no, 23 and 6"
cab: "ah" (and he will then dart right through traffice to reach the curb)
I love it how Chinatown is fucking disgusting in every possible way, except for the thirty minutes after it downpours, which momentarily cleanses it from the smell of rotting fish. It's as if the entire neighborhood is enclosed in a bucket of dead trout that have been left in a backseat dashboard for the entirety of July. I also like how they throw trash on the street, just to keep rent prices down, in order to facilitate the peddling of their primary goods and services, which appear to be handjobs, universal cell phone chargers, and fake Armani Code.
this i have never understood. i've asked cabbies about it and have heard all kinds of answers, but the underlying theme is always 'b/c we start early and that is when shift is over''. I understand. but when your line of business is based on transporting people around wouldn't it make sense to be available/on duty at then peak time when the most # of people are trying to get somewhere?
the people in my dad's generation who used to worry about china surpassing the usa in global supremacy seem to have accepted it as a fait accompli - just got this instead of the usaul rush limbaugh/gen beck article:
I forgot - why is the U.S. sending them aid? We import everything from them - they are surpassing our economy - they recently gave up forced abortions -
are they a great country or what?
Do we have any trains or train stations that look like this? They are ahead of us!
Subject: CHINESE RAILROAD SYSTEM
Do we still doubt that China is heading towards becoming a Mega super power in a decade or two ?
Beijing-Shanghai high-speed rail. Beijing departure station
HOW DID THEY DO THIS? THEY COPIED THE US IDEAS OF THE 40 & 50'S AND COMBINED THEM WITH TODAY'S TECHNOLOGY.[ATTACHMENT=4061]china rr.jpg (155k. jpg file)[/ATTACHMENT]
Reasons NY is great:
1. Best restaurants in the world
2. Most beautiful women in the world
3. Fashion capital of the US
4. Can get anything at any time
5. Beat the crap out of the 49'ers in the NFC Championship game
6. Yankees and Giants
7. Great ethnic diversity and culture.
8. People have roots and stay here- not a transient community like Cali
9. You know your neighbors and their family.
1. Like the Olive Garden in Times Square?
4. Except a 32oz Big Gulp.
6. You mean the New Jersey Giants?
9. Like Kitty Genovese?
It doesn't bother me that there's an Olive Garden in Times Square - seems rather logical actually. But it does bother me that there's one in Chelsea.
Why? Gay people like Spaghetti too.
Chelsea is one of those neighborhoods that most everybody says they love but I'm meh about.
Why no Big Gulp? Apparently 7-Eleven is exempt from the sugary drink law because it is regulated as a grocery store not a restaurant.
I would dispute number 8 too. In fact, one of the annoying things about New York is that someone moves there from Ohio a year ago and all of a sudden they are a "New Yorker."
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