new york city I love you, but ..

{blog every day in may}

“rant about something. get up on your soapbox and tell us how you really feel”.

usually I can find something to rant about. if I dig really deep. but besides [J] being away on business, things are great around here.

but I was reminded yesterday, by {a cup of jo}, just how many pet peeves I had while living in new york city. and thought I’d share.

it has to be because you’re constantly surrounded by mass amounts of people. so there are a lot of opportunities to anger you. and in des moines, we’re, well, a bit more spread out.

now, I add two of my own new york city pet peeves.

#1 – walking the sidewalks of new york is like fish swimming upstream. with a brisk pace. it’s a science. if you stop, for whatever reason, in the flow of traffic will piss off many people, ruin the flow, and maybe get stepped on. it’s easy ..step to the side.

#2 – two words: golf umbrellas. hmmm, are you playing a golf game in the middle of the street in manhattan? no? then are you trying to keep your family of 8 dry? no? then get a dang normal sized umbrella. they’re called golf umbrellas for a reason. and frankly, the sidewalks are not wide enough for your ego umbrella. it’s just not necessary. I’ve been known [in my NYC days] to 1) duck under & pass a golf umbrella or 2) get right under there with them and say “I saw there was room for another”. [I never did the latter, but I’ve thought about it. a lot].

I’m getting flustered just reliving these in my head.

but I miss you new york. with all of your quirks.

happy “we made it to the middle of the week” day.

[only 9 days left in may].




2 thoughts on “new york city I love you, but ..”

  1. YES! While it’s not Manhattan, I live in Chicago (in the city) and it can get ridiculous. I work at a university too, so I’m surrounded by 19 year olds with BIG umbrellas and even bigger egos. It’s crazy!

    But I love the crazy :)

    1. I just don’t understand the need for golf umbrellas. when I am in crowded places, I’m very conscious of others. therefore I’d never carry something that takes up half of manhattan. thank goodness chicago has wider sidewalks! :)

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