Thursday, June 10, 2010

This Could be Bad

Im starting to realize how much of a New Yorker I am and always will be now that I live in Cleveland. Driving around, going into stores, going to the gym...... the phrase "Oh, this isnt that bad. In NY.........". I'm referring to money, drivers, transit, cops, etc. It's not the way our parents say "In my day, we had it so much worse....". Which they did: No cellphones. Cars that only got 2 miles per gallon. Corporal punishment in school. Basketball players that were 140 pounds and wore nuthuggers. No GNC products that made losing weight easy. No Paris Hilton. No Internet porn..................... Eh, maybe internet porn is the only thing I feel bad for them. As I said, it's not a judgement, it's more of a feeling that my life has gone from 5th gear to 2nd gear. I received a parking ticket for 10 dollars last night. really? Is that someone's salary at the station? In NY the same ticket is 135 dollars and they use really awkward human beings walking around with the sole purpose of giving tickets out. This ticket was actually given by a policeman. Seriously? No gangs to take down? Guns to confiscate? Pulling over someone because it "isn't profiling if it's true"?
In parking lots, I've pulled out (thats what she said) and patiently waited for people to cross the street, another car pull in front of me, or slow down because kids might be running around. A little bit different than last week. I think I actually shoved a handicapped senior citizen over because I was trying to make a train. Because if I had missed that train, it might be 3 hours until another one came!
Strangers have been saying hi to me and I've been saying hi to others. Not because I'm networking and trying to get in good with a producer. Not because I feel if I try to personalize myself with someone, they'll be less inclined to touch me in my bathing suit areas.
I have a dishwasher and washer/dryer I've been using. Do these people know how good they have it? I know its only been 3 days, but I haven't been bothered by anything just yet.. I guess I'm looking at it with perspective. It's not as bad as NY.
The Indians are just as bad watching live as they are on ESPN. So will the Browns.

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