People who use their lack of familiarity with New York City to act incompetent at things any adult should be able to do anywhere.
Friend visiting from another large city: "Do you have any allergy medication?" Me: "No, but there's a drug store right across the street" [I gesture out the window, through which a drug store is clearly visible]. Friend: "Yeah, I just don't feel very comfortable wandering around. Guess I'm not ready to be a real New Yorker!" OR Random Person: [Stands on A train platform between two stairways, above which are signs indicating that the B, D and F line are downstairs] "Where's the D train?" Me: "Downstairs." Random Person: "Wow, I don't know how you New Yorkers do this every day!"
Or, conversely, people from (or who moved to) NY who think people who visit them couldn't possibly get around on their own without a tour guide. As if NY City is a foreign country or another planet.
— Sid posted 11/30/2009
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