A Bad Rap

People tell tales of New Yorkers being rude and mean.  These are myths are not accurate, they are unfair and need to be put to rest.

Take, for instance, Rachel and Linda.  We met these two ladies last night at Hello Dolly.  They were sitting directly behind us.  We started talking about Bette Midler’s stamina and pretty soon we were talking about being in New York.  They were more than willing to share all sorts of tidbits about living in this Apple.  They offered suggestions on how to get cheap tickets to the shows, where to find the best kinds of food, transportation tips.  They were just so friendly and helpful and welcoming.

And it doesn’t stop there.  Almost every person we have met, Juhan at the CVS pharmacy, offering his suggestions for where to go for the best restaurant selections.  All of the concierge team here at the Avalon are more than happy to assist or recommend places to go and things to do.  They are all native New Yorkers and are proud of it.  It seems everyone who is from here is proud of it.

This afternoon, we walked past an Italian restaurant where we had eaten in the first few days we were here.  The waiter who served us that evening over a week ago was sitting near the window. When he saw us walking by, he got this big smile on his face and waved to us.

No, New Yorkers have been given a bad rap.  These guys are friendly and helpful…they are just in a hurry to get someplace!

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  1. I totally agree! I never had anyone be rude to me when we’ve been there. I had more people say thank you and excuse me there than here ! we’ve had the owners of restaurants come over and sit and have drinks with us. That place is AMAZING.. I LOVE New Yorkers!!

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  2. I totally agree with you. ; ). I have always found New Yorkers to be very friendly and helpful. Really happy that you have experienced the same. And you know, I think it’s only going to get better! How cool is that???!!!

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  3. I felt the same way in China…heard all theses stories and found just the opposite. Our perception need not be tainted by others experiences, but rather truly lived by our own enthusiasm for life and our blessings to be a part of the beautiful people we encounter in it. Hope to see you soon!

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