My roommate just told me that she wants to move to New York City in August….same time as me. And how she wants to travel there every weekend….just like me.
She told me she was comfortable walking 10 blocks by herself, through a touristy neighborhood, and therefore this makes sense.
Meanwhile, she told me she was freaked out riding the train by herself during rush hour because there were so many people and she was afraid she would be attacked. And she does nothing but insult my ‘city lifestyle’.
Being comfortable by yourself on the city is a huge deal, tourist area or not. But that certainly doesn’t mean she can survive living in New York. There are so many more non-tourist neighborhoods than tourist areas. Being cautious is one thing, but being afraid to be near anyone in a crowded train because of a Law and Order episode that you watched is completely another.
And her uptight, republican, upstate personality will not manage to survive.
"If people don’t start paying closer attention, we’re going to be living in a corporate fascist state in no time. We’re paying $3.50 for a cup of coffee. You know how much a POUND of coffee beans costs? $3.50. But nobody knows that. Cause nobody’s paying attention."