In light of my recent discovery of my great counting skills (see last post) I thought it would be a great time to elaborate on my experiences in Manhattan. It hasn’t really been two weeks though, and as I stated 2 posts ago I also haven’t been in New York the whole time, let alone Manhattan. I just thought “2 Weeks in Manhattan” sounded better than “Tomorrow I will have been in or around Manhattan for 2 weeks.”
2 Weeks in Manhattan should be the name of a movie. This movie would be a true story about a car chase around Manhattan. It wouldn’t, of course, be a very exciting movie because I’m pretty sure it takes at least 2 weeks to drive across the city. The traffic here could be likened unto 15 adults trying to slide down a slide on a children’s playground all at the same time: there’s no way it’s going to work, but they’re going to try anyway. Someone is bound to get pushed off and go tell the recess referee (is that what they’re called?).
No really, you could do a car chase. It’d just require doing it at night or perhaps roping off a section of the city and staging the whole thing. Since it’d be a movie, that’s what they’d do anyway.
I’m getting distracted. Traffic in Manhattan is pretty much irrelevant to my experiences here. I’ve driven once and it wasn’t in the city, and it was only for a mile or two.
The subway is nice. It’s funny how many people you can pack into one of those things and not have anyone say a single word to another person. Then, dress people up in halloween costumes* and pack them in even tighter and you get the most friendly people on earth. Dressing up removes people’s inhibitions. Or maybe it’s that no one is thinking about work. Or both. Everyone, myself included, ought to be more friendly and talk more.
* You wouldn’t actually dress them up yourself. Let them do their own dressing.
I’ve spent way too much money on food. It’s been really good food though. There are fast food restaurants, but when you’re hungry and in a hurry you don’t have to go to one of those unless you really want to. There are so many options. And they’re all so much better than fast food. I guess there are always alternatives to fast food, no matter where you are. The difference here is that there’s far more alternatives. I quite like it.
In summary, I’ve given a pretty bad summary of my experiences here so far. I think I’m okay with that. I am, after all, posting every day this month. More experiences are bound to come out.