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Who Says New Yorkers Can’t Be Nice?

Posted on by Patrick

The image most people have of New York is a tough town where no one cares about anyone. And to be honest, on most days, people would rather walk over you than help you. You get really used to basically ignoring everyone around you, especially when dealing with the Subway (be it on the train or waiting in the station).

But today, I witnessed the most amazing thing. This woman was reading the paper and started crying. You could tell she was really upset. I felt bad for her, but sticking to the “Subway Code”, I just continued to jam to my iPod and ignore the situation. The woman next to me reached into her purse and pulled out a tissue and offered it to the lady. I was in shock. Made me feel bad that I wasn’t carrying my own set of tissues around to offer her.

It seems that even in this town, where everyone is in a hurry and more concerned with themselves, people can still be nice to each other.

4 Responses to Who Says New Yorkers Can’t Be Nice?

Maggie said on 4/5/2005 at 6:34 pm

You would have had a kleenex to give her if you ever carried the packs of them I give you:)

Jim said on 4/5/2005 at 11:12 pm

man, you haven’t been there a year and you’re already turning into a mean ol’ new yorker… lol

Robert Sfeir said on 4/11/2005 at 7:44 pm

A mean old New Yorker who doesn’t listen to his wife and throws away the packs of kleenex she gives him. My wife never gave me packs of kleenex… some people just don’t realize what they have.

Your Mother-in-law said on 4/22/2005 at 3:50 pm

Ooops…that login is supposed to say Mother-in-law!!! Glad you’re seeing these things…Your wife sounds SNAPPY! xoxoxoxox Carol

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