Anyway, here are some realities of life in New York (as learned by me in the full week and a half that I've been here).
1) It's 2AM, so of course it isn't acceptable for the decibel level on the streets to reach eardrum endangering levels.
2) Being female and in public AT THE SAME TIME is an open invitation for all manner of guys, ages 6 to 66, to hit on you in the most ridiculous ways.
TRUE. And preferably in a language that may/may not be rooted in English and/or have a functional grammar/spelling system.
3) Taking a cab anywhere (if you're lucky enough to actually CATCH a cab - they're an elusive species) is a great way to expand your vocabulary.
4) Remember how your parents used to tell you not to give money to beggars, because they might just want to use it for alcohol/drugs? The new breed just tell you from the get-go that that's what they want!
TRUE. But actually. And yes, people do give them money.
5) No matter where you live, paying rent will make you cry.
TRUE. Sadly, so very true.
6) You can wear anything in New York and people won't even think about it.
TRUE. But actually. I love it, though, it's so freeing - and New York ends up having the best people watching because of it! You don't even need cable here.
7) Balance Bar Yogurt Honey Peanut tastes delicious with a handful of craisins and mixed nuts.
So very true.
City, Country, or Suburbs - what's your favorite?