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Reasons why New York Sucks

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

  1. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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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.
     
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  2. RSS

    RSS Senior member

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    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.
     
  3. imatlas

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    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.
     
  4. musicmax

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    That's because the smokers and those in their proximity are dead.
     
  5. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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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
     
  6. musicmax

    musicmax Senior member

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    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.
     
  7. mgm9128

    mgm9128 Senior member

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

    gomestar Senior member

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

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    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.
     
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  10. romafan

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    Doesn't everyone use EZ Pass by now?:confused:
     
  11. mgm9128

    mgm9128 Senior member

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

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    do you use ezpass?
     
  13. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

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    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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  14. mgm9128

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    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.
     
  15. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I don't use ezpass, makes it too easy for the wife/authorities to track my movements.
     
  16. romafan

    romafan Senior member

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    you are missing out. get it - your life will be changed forever....
     
  17. Connemara

    Connemara Senior member

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    I'm an EZ Pass hold out. I'm not on the Thruway enough to make it worth getting. But I'm planning to do a tour of state parks over the next year so it may be time.
     
  18. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The gouge for not having it is so bad that unless you are spinning a lot of plates like edmorel I don't see why you wouldn't get one.
     
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  19. gomestar

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    this eliminates the ability to chit chat with the toll booth people, so nope
     
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  20. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Senior member

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    The lines for the Cash booths are always 6+ deep and I roll right through the EZ Pass...enjoy your chats.
     

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