Monday, August 22, 2005

"They’d call us gypsys, tramps, and thieves"

The comments I heard from you regarding gypsy cabs got me thinking how much of my everyday is foreign to so many people.

Bodegas, gypsy cabs, Black Israelites. All are part of NYC lingo.

My day isn’t complete until I see the reformed homeless man handing out sandwiches to the homeless, the dancing hip hoppers on the train or the mariachi band playing the saddest Besame Mucho you’ve ever heard.

Chris at Metroblog noted that Loews to a New Yorker is not what Lowes is to most of America. BTW, my second favorite is Anna’s ‘You just want to go home.’

It’s true. A New Yorker lives in a different world than most of America. That’s why all my cousins loved coming to NYC in the summer instead of us going to Wisconsin or Indiana or even Chicago. I never understood what the thrill was for them to come here. Wasn’t everything the same there as well? Strip malls and full backyards that weren’t paved sounded like the best thing a kid could have.

So I pose a question to all: What’s the one thing that’s commonplace where you live that may not be so commonplace for others? Please include a description of said item/action.

You can add it in the comments section or use it as your topic of the day. If you do, please leave a message in the comments so I'll be sure to visit.

Need help? Check out Judy’s entry last week. Judy writes about a common courtesy wave that Texans have when passing.