STUFF THAT APPARENTLY MAKES ME "SO MIDWESTERN"
I'm from Chicago. I've lived in New York for five years. I still don't understand you people.
- •Wanting to introduce myself to neighbors upon moving in
- •Saying a verbal hello in elevators
- •Assuming you have to put outI still think it's the polite thing to do. I know. It's not good.
- •Thinking knowing a mutual person is the same as being friends
- •Holding a door, anywhere, for anyone
- •Making new friends at Sunday morning barre class
- •Verbally refusing to let other people pay for my liquor when bills are split and they are not drinking
- •Offering people dresses I'm not taking at sample sales
- •Befriending, like, every waiter on earthWaiters are just friends who haven't suggested the steak frites to you yet!
- •Thanking store owners when I leave, even if we have not spoken until that point
- •Having fallen for every New York mistakeIncluding thinking I could walk through the subway Exit door without being caught, ug
- •Needing to put out snacks whenever someone comes over
- •Buying many things I don't want to because I feel bad saying no to salespeople, crafters, artists, and people shilling their music
- •Hating cold weather so, so, so, so, so, so, so muchI've put in my God damn time!