quarta-feira, 10 de agosto de 2011

A Real New Yorker (Part 2):

- Going to Brooklyn is considered a "road trip."

- America west of the Hudson is still theoretical to you.

- You've gotten jaywalking down to an art form.

- You take a taxi to get to your health club to exercise.

- Your idea of personal space is no one actually standing on your toes.

- $50 worth of groceries fit in one paper bag.

- You don't notice sirens anymore.

- You live in a building with a larger population than most American towns.

- Your doorman is Russian, your grocer is Korean, your deli man is Israeli, your building super is Italian, your laundry guy is Chinese, your favorite bartender is Irish, your favorite diner owner is Greek, the watchseller on your corner is Senegalese, your last cabbie was Pakistani, your newsstand guy is Indian and your favorite falafel guy is Egyptian.

- You're suspicious of strangers who are actually nice to you.

- You secretly envy cabbies for their driving skills.

- You think $7.00 to cross a bridge is a fair price.

- Your door has more than three locks.

- Your favorite movie has DeNiro in it.

- You consider eye contact an act of overt aggression.

- You're 35 years old and don't have a driver's license.

- You ride in a subway car with no air conditioning just because there are seats available.

- You're willing to take in strange people as roommates simply to help pay the rent.

- There is no North and South. It's uptown or downtown. There is no East or West. Its cross town!

- You cross the street anywhere but on the corners and you yell at cars for not respecting your right to do it.

- You dont even notice the lady walking the down the street having a perfectly normal conversation with herself.

- When you're away from home, you miss "real" pizza and "real" bagels.

- You can nap on the subway and never miss your stop!

- You know the differences between all the different Gino's Pizzas.

- You're not in the least bit interested in going to Times Square on New Year's Eve.

- Your internal clock is permanently set to know when Alternate Side of the Street parking regulations are in effect.

- You know what a bodega is.

- You know how to fold the New York Times in half, vertically, so that you can read it on the subway or bus without knocking off other passenger's hats.
Someone bumps into you, and you check for your wallet.....

- You cringe at hearing people pronounce Houston St. like the city in Texas

- Film crews on your block annoy you, not excite you.

- You take the train home and you know exactly where on the platform the doors will open in front of the exit stairway.

Um comentário:

Bru Carrieri disse...

Milena!! to morrendo de rir aqui!! eh tudo 100% verdade!! mandou bem!
como ja disse me encaixo em praticamente todas as sentencas