You Are a Real NY’er When:
Quote Title: Lady Problems
Eating outside at Shake Shack on a balmy December evening I overhear a conversation that is simultaneously intimate & public: “Listen, I’m having a lady parts problem right now, so I’m gonna need to hit up Pathmark for some lady products.” TMI, NYC.
Scene Title: Merry Christmas, A-Train
Two women in their mid-20s hop on a late night A-train at Columbus Circle, heading uptown. They carry a six-foot Christmas tree. The scent of evergreen permeates the car, as do several questions: Where are they taking this tree? How did they get it through the turnstile? Why didn’t they buy one closer to home? Did they cut it down in Central Park? Sensing all eyes upon them, they giggle and offer a quiet, “Merry Christmas, everyone.” ‘Tis the season in NYC.
The conductor on the rush hour, uptown B train informs us that – you guessed it – we were not going to be going to the Bronx tonight.
A young male office worker, somewhat crestfallen, answers his colleague’s question of “Any plans for tonight?” Clearly a case of unrequited, cohabitant love.
Character Title: Yes Man
I could only hear his side of the cell phone conversation, but it was a spectacular, non-stop string of one-word affirmatives: “OK. Yeah. Right. Yes. OK. Right. Right. Yeah. OK. Yeah…” Oh, to be so positive.