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closeupready Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-21-11 03:12 PM
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13. Lot of items in that list are sheer mythology.
Or else due to the extreme gentrification of the last few years of provincials from flyover country, I am living next to gobs of those who haven't yet learned how to observe these rules:

* Don't make eye contact.
* Walk fast.
* Stay out of the way
* Mind your own business

In the bad old 70's, maybe that's how people behaved, because there was a LOT of street crime, but New York is probably the safest big city in the US today, and people don't STFU and mind their own business anymore. Can be good and bad, depending on your mood. :rofl:
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  -One time I saw a guy pissing on the tracks Renew Deal  Apr-21-11 02:40 PM   #0 
  - What do we know about the woman who was slashed?  gratuitous   Apr-21-11 02:46 PM   #1 
  - That's a great post.  Renew Deal   Apr-21-11 02:50 PM   #4 
  - Why would anyone take the side of the dopey dope smoker?  damntexdem   Apr-21-11 02:51 PM   #5 
  - "A person doesn't lose all rights when entering NYC. "  Renew Deal   Apr-21-11 02:53 PM   #6 
  - You can call anyone out for doing something like lighting up.  MineralMan   Apr-21-11 03:04 PM   #10 
     - I don't think anyone is taking the side of the guy who stabbed the woman.  Old Troop   Apr-21-11 05:14 PM   #22 
  - Going to the next car is always another option.  MineralMan   Apr-21-11 03:08 PM   #11 
  - totally agree -- but some self-appointed hall monitors just don't listen  Donnachaidh   Apr-21-11 02:47 PM   #2 
  - It's time for some of us to self appoint as those hall monitors and bring down the club on idiots.  damntexdem   Apr-21-11 02:55 PM   #7 
     - Good luck with that last part  Renew Deal   Apr-21-11 02:58 PM   #9 
     - Ridden on the NY subways, have you?  MineralMan   Apr-21-11 03:09 PM   #12 
  - Agreed  eleny   Apr-21-11 02:47 PM   #3 
  - I wrote a little joke satire in that thread, totally resulting from my experiences  Zorra   Apr-21-11 02:56 PM   #8 
  - Lot of items in that list are sheer mythology.  closeupready   Apr-21-11 03:12 PM   #13 
  - My wife is a New Yorker, and "stay out of the way" is still the thing that will set her off most  petronius   Apr-21-11 06:39 PM   #24 
  - Rec for the t-shirt  JonLP24   Apr-21-11 03:15 PM   #14 
  - Good post  Withywindle   Apr-21-11 03:16 PM   #15 
  - I remember when I lived in Chicago, a guy was shot dead by a punk  closeupready   Apr-21-11 03:30 PM   #18 
  - I remember that case. The atty thought the gun was fake.  Hassin Bin Sober   Apr-21-11 10:29 PM   #31 
  - Bingo. You need to use common sense. That was not done in  MineralMan   Apr-21-11 03:36 PM   #20 
  - Here in my car, I feel safest of all, I can lock all my doors, It's the only way to live... In cars  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Apr-21-11 03:25 PM   #16 
  - I love the subway. I've never seen anything like what you  MineralMan   Apr-21-11 03:35 PM   #19 
     - Summer 1989, middle of the afternoon.  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Apr-21-11 04:24 PM   #21 
        - Things have changed in New York since 1989.  MineralMan   Apr-21-11 06:28 PM   #23 
           - It is more expensive and Sex Money Murder is probably the name of a hipster band now  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Apr-21-11 08:22 PM   #26 
           - It might not be typical, but do you think it could happen today?  Renew Deal   Apr-21-11 10:15 PM   #29 
  - Like THIS guy...  Ian David   Apr-21-11 03:27 PM   #17 
  - the same is true even in small towns - you've got to know when to hold them  hfojvt   Apr-21-11 07:26 PM   #25 
  - The other thing to consider is whether you are crazier than the other person.  Renew Deal   Apr-21-11 10:13 PM   #27 
  - I'd watch just to see if he hits the third rail  Canuckistanian   Apr-21-11 10:15 PM   #28 
  - I was wondering about that.  Renew Deal   Apr-21-11 10:16 PM   #30 
  - My daddy taught me to never fight someone who has nothing to lose.  Hassin Bin Sober   Apr-21-11 10:40 PM   #32 

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