- Aug 11, 2003
nah just never ever ever move or move a lot .but my main point is ima idiot and smell like used butter
Hot water and Dial soap are your friends.nah just never ever ever move or move a lot .but my main point is ima idiot and smell like used butter
Welcome to McDonald's. Keep your hands where I can see them!!!My first morning there I was at a McDrive-thru and a robber came bursting out of the place being shot at by the McManager. 😱 I said to my hamster Harry (who was in the passenger seat running on his wheel) "Toto, we aint in Kansas no more".
I liked the idea of living in the big city, be in walking distance of many restaurants and utilize public transit. Then I stayed with a family member who lived in the big city. Their bike always got stolen or parts off of it was stolen. We had to kick the local homeless off the porch almost daily and it was pretty common to have random people try to get into the house. (always a reminder to lock the doors when you are sitting on the couch watching a movie and some random guy lets himself in) I see the appeal, but having lived it, I would never recommend it.I lived in a big city for a time. Traffic snarls were ridiculous, pollution was bad, it was still loud at 2am people were angry everywhere, protestors everywhere ranting and raving about stuff that doesn't matter, the pizza sucked, it was the closest thing to bad pizza I've ever encountered, doctors over booked, lots of stop signs were at the bottom of hills so in snow there'd be big wrecks. If you like chaos and strife it was a great place.
They did have a really good college radio station though so I got to hear good rock and roll instead of the same 3 Bob Segar songs over and over.
My first morning there I was at a McDrive-thru and a robber came bursting out of the place being shot at by the McManager. 😱 I said to my hamster Harry (who was in the passenger seat running on his wheel) "Toto, we aint in Kansas no more".
Granted, I grew up in a town of about 10k people. I moved to a smaller town with 4500 people and then onward to a city with over 40k people. First thing I did, given the nature of my job, was to install a bunch of security cameras around the house. Do I have some problems here and there? Sure, but it wasn't as bad as the city with millions of people I stayed in for a short time period.A long time ago some friends of mine bought their first house in a decent area of a big city. It had a front porch fixed up like a living room. They'd sit on the porch in the evenings.
One evening they went back inside grab another beer only to find someone had gone in through the back door and pilfered the place, stealing cash, jewelry, a tv, a computer other stuff and worse.....homies last beers.
In all fairness probably most of them were workers either on lunch break, or going to/from work. I've had impromptu conversations on subways and buses. The key is to catch people when they're at least a semi-captive audience, not just rushing by getting wherever they're going. Also, the people in the outer boroughs are generally a bit more easy-going/friendly than most people you see in Manhattan.II went to New York City once When I was 18-19. I remember getting there and seeing everything and was just beside myself. We went to the twin towers, the Empire State Building and saw many sites. I would Say hi or how you doing to people I passed or made eye contact with and no one i mean no one gave me the slightest response back. That told me everything I needed to know about big city life. No thank you.
Oh, no I'm going to take exception to that last part. Do you know how many times I've had to swerve out of the way from reckless/suicidal teens on those frickin' e-Bikes and e-scooters? Countless times heading to my 3rd Shift job at night. I've almost side-swiped several parked cars over this past year alone making sure I don't hit these fools who NEVER obey traffic laws. Constantly fly past red lights without even literally pausing to see if there's on-coming traffic that has the right of way. This is on side streets where 25mph speed limits exist and are camera-enforced.I work in an adult and pediatric trauma center in NYC and in the last few years we are seeing so many more accidents, many serious ( brain bleeds and long bone fractures) due to E bikes/scooters.
parents don’t realize how easy it is to remove the speed governors and the kids have no clue how invisible they are on the road. (Not to mention all those reckless drivers who don’t follow any traffic rule)