Thursday, June 7, 2012

Nice New Yorkers?

Im here to debunk that myth that New Yorkers are the nastiest, meanest people that you will ever cross paths with. In fact, I think we are exactly the opposite. However, since my return to the city, this has become even more apparent. 
We give all those annoying tourists directions despite the fact that I am not a walking map or kiosk, we give up our seats on the subway to those who need it more, and I may even bend over to pick something up that you have dropped.
When we hold open a door, we get a thank you in return. On a side note: a held the door for a man with a larger stroller at Saks in Beverly Hills...he didnt say a single word. No thank you, no acknowledgement at all. I would have rather slammed it in his face.

But what has solidified my belief that us New Yorkers are a lot nicer than we are given credit for?? Many people have strangely been complementing my appearance. I leave for 3 weeks, return and people are telling me "i look great" ,"youre teeth are so white" "your tan is great". I beg to differ with these people, but hey, a few compliments never hurt anyone, right??


  1. Great folks are every place as well as some unfortunate pukes! I am always nice and polite, and when I come across a nasty...I am EVEN nicer! Kill em with kindness is my motto! Stay true to who you are!

    Love and Hugs,
    Mrs. Kindergarten...aka...Madame Spoiled

  2. Oh people are SO rude in LA. However, that's LA. The suburbs people are nice. SO what that really means is Californians are friendly people but the melting pot of people from all over (states, countries, etc) aren't so nice.

    I think a lot of people come here to "be something" and they are bitter and act bitter lol.

    Pisses me off when people are rude. No joke, I'll go shopping and people will literally bump into me and not say a word!

  3. I feel the same way you do. My bf lives in the city and I've never had a problem with anyone. Yet, everyone down in FL always talks so much crap on the people from the city.

  4. I think it's hard to generalize cities as "mean" in the first place. Sounds like the New Yorkers are very friendly!

  5. I moved from LA to NYC this year and I think the same thing! Maybe it's just East Coasters are more polite? Who knows!


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