Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Gotta love the melting pot!

There are so many things to love about New York. Today I was in Manhattan for a conference. What used to be an everyday experience (being in NYC) is now only an occasional thing, due to my change of jobs months ago.

With the diversity of cultures in New York comes a diversity of accents. That's how I happened to be walking up 7th Avenue when I heard, through the general din around Penn Station, a woman yelling something in heavily accented English about a jerk. I thought maybe one of those rare events had happened and one New Yorker had actually been rude to another.

Instead, as I drew closer, I realized that she was calling out the names of newspapers she was selling: "New Jork Post and da New Jork Times." I like the New Jork Times, but I decided I'd rather spend my time on the train posting a snarky blog post and generally being the smartass I am instead of reading the paper. ;-)

6 comments:

Michael Vernon said...

I'm partial to AMNewJork. Just the right length for my subway train ride to work. :-)

pinknest said...

lol! jork! fun new word to use.

knottyboy said...

You must have the smartest ass around. Any chance it might be receiving it's Mensa invitation this year? Now if I could only get my ass to do something besides lay there.
kb

Will said...

I've spent my life hanging out with smartasses. I seek them out--the best people there are!

Dantallion said...

Is your name Yess, by any chance?

Wanton Wonton said...

so you decided to be a jork too? AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
hahaha?
ha.
*cough*