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Friday, December 07, 2012

You Know You're From New York When...

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

You know what a "regular" coffee is.

It's not Manhattan...... It's the "city".

There is no north and south. It's "uptown" or "downtown." If you're really from New York you have absolutely no concept of where north and south are.... And east or west is "crosstown."

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

You move 3,000 miles away, spend 10 years learning the local language and people still know you're from Brooklyn the minute you open your mouth.

You return after 10 years and the first foods you want are a "real" pizza and a "real" bagel.

A 500 square foot apartment is large.

You know the differences between all the different Ray's pizzas.

You are not under the mistaken impression that any human being would be able to actually understand a p.a. Announcement on the subway.

You wouldn't bother ordering pizza in any other city.

You get ready to order dinner every night and must choose from the major food groups which are: Chinese, Italian, Mexican or Indian.

You're not 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.

Someone bumps into you, and you check for your wallet.

You don't even notice the lady walking down the road having a perfectly normal conversation with herself.

You pay "only" $230 a month to park your car.

The presidential visit is a major traffic jam, not an honor.

You can nap on the subway and never miss your stop.

The deli guy gives you a straw with any beverage you buy, even if it's a beer.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DALID414 12/8/2012 10:35PM

    So THAT explains it! My boyfriend is from New York!! emoticon (For the record: he's never been there.)

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NAYPOOIE 12/8/2012 1:01AM

    weird world.

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2ABBYNORMAL 12/8/2012 12:33AM

    I loved this. I imagined it would be exactly this way, I think, from the Seinfold episodes. I wish I could go to New York at least once for a week.

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ALWAYSLOWFAT 12/7/2012 11:41PM

    I am a New Yorker, born and bred. lived in many States in the US and none could compare to NY.

i miss NY bagels, pizza, any kind of bread or rolls. etc.
however, i don't miss the subway during rush hour.

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ALIHIKES 12/7/2012 10:42PM

    Very funny!

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GLC2009 12/7/2012 6:22PM

    i went to new york on vacation once. that was enough for me. emoticon

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CARRAND 12/7/2012 3:27PM

    Love it. I could totally live in NYC.

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3016DEBRA 12/7/2012 12:53PM

  I've only been there once as a kid but I'd love to see it again as an adult...maybe THAT'S what I want for Christmas... emoticon Have yourself a great weekend! emoticon

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DIET_FRIEND 12/7/2012 10:57AM

    I like visiting, but wouldn't want to live there.

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GARDENCHRIS 12/7/2012 7:05AM


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FITANDFIFTY2 12/7/2012 2:10AM

    Living in Washington state, I never would have thought of how it would be to live in New York! Thanks for the info!!

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GETDONE 12/7/2012 1:54AM

    FUNNY--my grandaughter lives in NY loves it.
I live in Sac

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