"The problem here is a totalitarian uniformity, a cult-like mentality such that even allies are enemies if they fail to follow the Exact Party Line. " - Phyllis Chesler

Sunday, June 28, 2009

My New York City Hates

Fast parking meters

Paying for parking

Parking

Getting stuck in the subway

Getting stuck in the subway with roudy inner city teens singing

Highest taxes in the nation: city tax, state tax, federal tax, self employment tax and the piece de resistOOOUNCE: the new commuter tax FUCKTARDS!

Chinese food delivery guys on mopeds that park on the sidewalk blocking your entrance to your building

Asshats who talk on their phone at red lights that when turn green don't move, you honk and they give you the finger and purposely drive slow and slam on their brakes so you can't drive or get around them

Delivery charges of gas (cooking) that cost $16/month with the usage being $1

Superintendent of the building barely speaking English and getting angry with you for misunderstanding youre requests for service

Having to choose which mean Chinese-owned laundry to use

7 comments:

Mum-me said...

What different worlds we live it! Out of your whole list the only one I could say I have experienced is the hate of pay parking. Here, if you park for 2 hours or less you don't have to pay. Needless to say our shopping trips are always done in under 2 hours!

Lauren said...

@ Mum-me - lucky biotch! (just kidding - I luv u!)

Rhonda said...

I can relate to many of those. I live in Alberta, "the richest province". HA! It's only the richest because we have to pay through the nose to live here!! We are taxed and by-lawed for every move we make. It drives me insane!

Lauren said...

Hi Rhonda! - Boy I wish the leftist here would read and listen to you. They want to copy all things Canadian and think it's the perfect way to go. Tsk tsk. They don't see what you do. Maybe you'll guest blog about life up there?

Aleta said...

If you don't like to pay for parking - don't come to New Orleans. That's the one thing I don't like about the city - parking is a royal pain in the rear. And as for the street cars, they are packed to the gills and not so comfortable to ride down the New Orleans pothole streets!

I've been to New York twice for brief visits. It's a "rush rush" place, whereas here ~ New Orleanians tend to mosey along. Lol

Mary@Holy Mackerel said...

I am seeing a bit of a repetition here....am I mistaken, or are you having some issues with the Chinese?

By the way, they're not very nice to realtors either. Well, except Tony Chow. He was nice to me, but very demanding. But I'll forgive him.

I'm glad to be back in your bloggyland, Lauren. I've been so busy with work and life, I haven't done any blog reading at all. At. All. Not to mention much blog writing. Sucks to be me. I need to win the lottery, or just live in a cave with a little vegetable patch on the side...any suggestions?

Marissa said...

Been to NYC 3 times over the last several years - I LOVE it so much! Even getting stuck for 30 minutes in a crowded subway. The Chinese food was always scrumptious, much better than L.A. And why ARE some Chinese so darn mean? Seriously.

But I don't like anyone in a position of power (including landlords) that don't speak English. Don't get me started on some of our gas station owners in L.A.