This landed in my inbox.
Expect more stuff like this in future.
From: “Thomas S. Ellsworth”
Subject: GCF: Signs You Might Be From New York City
Date: 13 September, 2012 8:04:53 PM EDT
Signs You Might Be From New York City
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
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 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.