And why do New Yorkers walk so fast?
If they were their own city, it would be bigger than Atlanta or Miami. I used to get a friendly wave and a how-do-you-do every single day from the kindly old local woman down the block from me she gives the best hugs!
Another man in line asked the woman if he could have the sports section, since she didn't want it.
Look at those children playing. Have I done enough for it to stay?
No more social workers asking what your daily life is like as a way of finding out what your mother is up to personally, or whether she is mothering you at all.
You thought I was joking?
Susanna Wolff has contributed humor pieces to The New Yorker and newyorker. And yet — and yet, and yet, and yet — every time I come back, as I make my approach and dusk falls and the candles come on and this great, gorgeous living organism of a city unfolds before me, I fall in love with New York all over again.
Her teeth are fixed now, and she has become an antibullying activist — an interest that helped her win the International Junior Miss Preteen pageant this year.
She has a box of Pepperidge Farm Tahoe cookies and offers them around. Keeping to the right is doubly important on escalators, stairs, and on subway platforms— all places where a crowd is trying to squeeze through a narrow passage, and where, should you accidentally encumber traffic, you are likely to draw negative attention to yourself.
People here are very decent about their interactions with well-knowns.