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Reasons why New York Sucks

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

  1. romafan

    romafan Well-Known Member

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    yes, vanity! there's a fellow hockey dad i see at practice who resembles vanity's avatar so much that i (internally) gave him the moniker "sbd" when i couldn't recall "vanity". then i went to recall vanity's name in this thread and realize i've transposed their identities. thank you - henceforth he will be vanity....
     
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  4. Manton

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    "July-Like Heat to Blast Northeast This Weekend"
     
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  5. Mulan

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    Old video but still good.
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    finally tried Xi'an famous foods.

    noodles are damn good.
     
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    The lamb/noodles are the shit....
     
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  8. Manton

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    Is there anyone meaner, ruder, more contemptuous, sarcastic, obnoxious and less helpful than an MTA conductor?
     
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    Postal service employees.
     
  10. lawyerdad

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    Generally, this. I do occasionally meet one who is truly beyond-the-call-of-duty helpful and awesome. Definitely outliers, though.
    The lady who delivers my mail at home is nice enough, although lazy and not the stickiest stamp in the roll
     
  11. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I was seriously irritated at the wait at the post office a few weeks ago and when I got to the desk the woman was so friendly, funny, and helpful even I couldn't be mad at her.
     
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    My personal experience is that MTA bus drivers are slightly worse
     
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    to be fair, it's hard for me to imagine a worse job. You have to deal with cranky commuters, clueless tourists, the general bus-takign population (read: old people and cripples), all the while dealing with NYC traffic, NYC pedestrians, and NYC bicycle commuters.
     
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    Bus drivers definitely think traffic laws and decency don't apply to them.
     
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    So how about that humidity?
     
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    Since they do this all day every day, they should be immune to all this and take it all in stride with a smile, no? Half of cab drivers are completely unfazed by all the chaos of driving in NYC - they're immune to it. (the other half are on their first week on the job and likely to quit or get fired within a few weeks)
     
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    what's with this "Tex Mex" food fad? Mexican food is awesome, Tex Mex is not (though I'll admit that greasy food smothered in melted cheese has its late-night place).
     
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  18. archetypal_yuppie

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    It's amazing how poor the Mexican / Tex Mex food in NYC is. Down here it's a massive quantum leap better. If I had to estimate it, I'd say its about 6-7x better. And 11-12x better on a price-adjusted basis.

    The reason it's amazing is that there is not a shortage of Mexicans (or Tex Mexicans) in NYC.
     
  19. Bounder

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    Yes, Mexican food can be awesome. You have probably never had any. What you probably think of as "Mexican food" is really Sonoran street food, which can be great, but typically not in the hipsterized "gourmet" version.

    Apparently, you've never had decent tex-mex either, which I guess is not all that surprising in NY. What did fajitas ever do to you?
     
  20. patrickBOOTH

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    I feel the whole, "no good mexican, or BQQ in New York" is bullshit and something people just like to say and jump on the bandwagon about. We have some of the best cuisine in the world and these douches have to go on about the rice and beans they can get in San Diego. Give me a break.
     
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