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9 Ball Girl
08-22-2005, 12:46 PM
...YOU'RE 35 YEARS OLD AND DON'T HAVE A DRIVER'S LICENSE.

...YOU RIDE IN A SUBWAY CAR WITH NO AIR CONDITIONING JUST BECAUSE THERE ARE SEATS AVAILABLE.

...YOU TAKE THE TRAIN HOME AND YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHERE ON THE PLATFORM THE DOORS WILL OPEN THAT WILL LEAVE YOU RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE EXIT STAIRWAY.

...YOU KNOW WHAT A "REGULAR" COFFEE IS.

...IT'S NOT 'MANHATTAN'; IT'S THE "CITY".

...THERE IS NO NORTH AND SOUTH. IT'S "UPTOWN" or "DOWNTOWN." IF YOU'RE REALLY FROM NEW YORK YOU HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO CONCEPT OF WHERE NORTH AND SOUTH ARE.... (AND EAST OR WEST IS "CROSSTOWN"!)

...YOU CROSS THE STREET ANYWHERE BUT ON THE CORNERS AND YOU YELL AT CARS FOR NOT RESPECTING YOUR RIGHT TO DO IT.

...YOU MOVE 3,000 MILES AWAY, SPEND 10 YEARS LEARNING THE LOCAL LANGUAGE AND PEOPLE STILL KNOW YOU'RE FROM BROOKLYN THE MINUTE YOU OPEN YOUR MOUTH.

...YOU RETURN AFTER 10 YEARS AND THE FIRST FOODS YOU WANT ARE A "REAL" PIZZA AND A "REAL" BAGEL.

...A 500 SQUARE FOOT APARTMENT IS LARGE.

...YOU KNOW THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ALL THE DIFFERENT RAY'S PIZZAS.

...YOU ARE NOT UNDER THE MISTAKEN IMPRESSION THAT ANY HUMAN BEING WOULD BE ABLE TO ACTUALLY UNDERSTAND A. P.A. ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE SUBWAY.

...YOU WOULDN'T BOTHER ORDERING PIZZA IN ANY OTHER CITY.

...YOU GET READY TO ORDER DINNER EVERY NIGHT AND MUST CHOOSE FROM THE MAJOR FOOD GROUPS WHICH ARE: CHINESE, ITALIAN, SPANISH, OR FAST FOOD.

...YOU'RE NOT THE LEAST BIT INTERESTED IN GOING TO TIMES SQUARE ON NEW YEAR'S EVE.

...YOUR INTERNAL CLOCK IS PERMANENTLY SET TO KNOW WHEN ALTERNATE SIDE OF THE STREET PARKING REGULATIONS ARE IN EFFECT.

...YOU KNOW WHAT A BODEGA IS.

...SOMEONE BUMPS INTO YOU, AND YOU CHECK FOR YOUR WALLET.

...YOU DON'T EVEN NOTICE THE LADY WALKING DOWN THE ROAD HAVING A PERFECTLY NORMAL CONVERSATION WITH HERSELF.

...YOU PAY "ONLY" $230 A MONTH TO PARK YOUR CAR.

...YOU CRINGE AT HEARING PEOPLE PRONOUNCE HOUSTON ST. LIKE THE CITY IN TEXAS.

...THE PRESIDENTIAL VISIT IS A MAJOR TRAFFIC JAM, NOT AN HONOR.

...YOU CAN NAP ON THE SUBWAY AND NEVER MISS YOUR STOP.

...THE DELI GUY GIVES YOU A STRAW WITH ANY BEVERAGE YOU BUY, EVEN IF IT'S A BEER.

THAT'S NEW YORK, BABY! YA GOTTA LOVE IT.

dg-in-centralpa
08-22-2005, 01:10 PM
I've been to the city several times and this is right on. But I'm ashamed to say,"What's a Bodega?"

DG - newest pooh-bah that almost didn't make it

9 Ball Girl
08-22-2005, 01:53 PM
A "bodega" is Spanish for store. It's usually Latin owned and their usually located on the corners of certain neighborhoods. I guess you can say it would be a corner store.

dg-in-centralpa
08-22-2005, 02:49 PM
Thanks!

DG

Gayle in MD
08-22-2005, 03:11 PM
Wendy,
DG already asked my question, LOL. I LOVE the T shirts. Have already had some great laughs over the pink one. thanks again, you're the tops!

Oh yeah, on your list, you forgot one...

You know you're a New Yorker when there's a nutty old woman tap dancing on the corner of 42nd & Broadway, and you walk right by without even looking, LMAO!! /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

9 Ball Girl
08-22-2005, 06:32 PM
Glad you liked them!

Drop1
08-22-2005, 08:02 PM
Bodega is a warehouse,or storage area. Taller is a work shop. Pendejo is a pubic hair. New study 40% of Mexicans would rather live in the U.S.,but then 40% of Mexicans live in poverty in Mexico. Mexico is number two in trash,China is number one. Mexico spends more money on elections than any country in the world. Pocho is a cross between a Mexican and some other nationality. Under the Mexican constitution a foreigner cannot own a whore house: must be the competition. Mexico has eleven political parties. Mexico is a great place,if your not a Mexican,and came down to have a little fun in the sun. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

9 Ball Girl
08-23-2005, 07:16 AM
Dude, I've said it once and I'll say it again,

Mejor me chupo una chela. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Drop1
08-23-2005, 10:42 AM
Yeah all the way /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif President Fox just announced the government will give 13 billion dollars to the political parties,for the coming Presidental election. With so much poverty it makes me wonder why they call this place a third world country. Like Gump,I'm not real smart,but I know what a screwing is. No one has called me Dude in thirty years. Tomorrow night,I'm putting on my Mickey Mouse watch,my loud Hawaiian shirt,shoot some pool,and make everyone call me Dude. I love it. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif La vida no vale Madre no vale nada la vida. Love that song.

TomBrooklyn
08-28-2005, 05:35 PM
I don't know how bodega translates literally, but it's commonly known to be a grocery store. I've never used or heard the term used to indicate any other kind of store.

Eric.
09-06-2005, 11:48 AM
...You don't look both ways before crossing the street in Midtown.

...When in the City, you describe your location as "the Village", "Chelsea", Union Square", "Midtown", etc.

...You never meet at an exact time; it's always "6:30ish" or "2ish".

...Being upto 30 minutes late is OK.

...You haven't been to a landmark/historic site since grade school.

...the only time you visit a "touristy" spot is when guests are in town.

...$850k to buy a 697 sq. ft, 1 bedroom condo is a good buy


Eric >moved to NJ

CarolNYC
09-07-2005, 04:07 AM
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the only time you visit a "touristy" spot is when guests are in town.

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So true, so true,LMAO!
Carol /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Brian in VA
09-07-2005, 06:04 AM
Wow. Based on this list, I could pass for a New Yorker at least part of the time! Spent 2 years on Long Island so I picked up some of the local color. I remember the first time I ordered a cup of coffee and said I wanted cream and sugar. When the lady said, "coffee regular" I replied that, "Yeah, I don't want decaf!" She says, "No hon, cream and sugar is regular. You're from outta town, right?" I still remember that like it was yesterday.

Brian in VA - but thinking of Gotham.

Rich R.
09-07-2005, 06:41 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Brian in VA:</font><hr> I remember the first time I ordered a cup of coffee and said I wanted cream and sugar. When the lady said, "coffee regular" I replied that, "Yeah, I don't want decaf!" She says, "No hon, cream and sugar is regular. <hr /></blockquote>
I must have lived in NY in a past life.
I have never lived in NY, in my current life, and I don't even drink coffee,
but I knew what a "regular coffee" was. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

9 Ball Girl
09-07-2005, 07:18 AM
Well, the opposite of your experience, Brian, was when we were at the Yukon Steak last year and I ordered an iced tea. To my "horror", iced tea was a glass with water and ice and a tea bag! What the?!