Sunday, August 24, 2008

To find I'm king of the hill--top of the heap

Ya know how New Yorkers all seem to act like they were born in the Cradle of Civilization? They are better than the rest of us, and they do not hesitate to let us know. It is kinda insufferable. But who's going to argue with a New Yorker? It's not worth the wasted breath.

It's also kind of understandable.

You can get anything in New York. Whenever.

Yesterday I spent about 90 minutes here in the Happy Boondocks, looking for Vegemite, with no success. I have every confidence that if I asked the concierge at our hotel where to find Vegemite at 2 am, he would tell me, "Ya turn left and walk to 8th. Go about 6 blocks, and there's a store..."

Then again, maybe my problem is not that I live in the Happy Boondocks. Maybe it's just that my house does not include concierge service.

Yes, I am a spoiled brat. 5 days in the Cradle of Civilization will do that to you.

This is a photo of a pair of shorts I think all parents of teenage daughters will appreciate. Available, naturally, in New York. Or at least they were in the shop window.


Anonymous said...

We have a similar relationship with people who live in London (my parents). You can get "anything" in London and it's bigger, better, cooler, trendier blah blah than anything *outside* of the city. Having said that, I could get you some Marmite (UK equivalent of Vegemite) if you wanted some ;o)

Christine said...

Ah, but people who eat Vegemite SWEAR that Marmite is just the bastard stepchild of Vegemite...I think I have to wait for the Real Thing. Thanks, though!

ALF said...

You forgot that New Yorkers are also classy. Shorts like that prove it.

Andrea said...

Those shorts seem kinda...big...a big girl and I'm a big one, should not be wearing those--if they have any sense..

Did you see Naked Cowboy in Times Square?

Christine said...

ALF--You are right. Them New Yorkers have class coming out of their asses.

You know, Andrea, now that you mention it, those WERE kinda big shorts.

And we did not see Naked Cowboy. Guess we'll have to go back!