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Re: Why say Goodby

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Posted by Nate Goldman on Monday, November 21st 2022:

In Reply to: Why say Goodby posted by Lottie on Monday, November 14th 2022:

I could never move back, for a number of reasons. First of all, I never enjoyed riding on the subway, with the shoving and pushing, trains getting stuck, people coughing in your direction, people fighting for a seat, the characters on the train, the garbage left in the trains, etc. Secondly, I never liked the traffic congestion, with the constant honking of horns, as well as the problem in finding a convenient place to park, in close proximity to where I wanted to go. Also, I could never stand the lack of civility and manners, that continues even to this day. For example, I've never been able to understand, why if one makes a purchase for a small amount, at a store (let us say $1.00 or $2.00), and you give them a $5.00 or a $10.00 bill, the merchant will rudely state "got any change", or "anything smaller", or worse "this isn't a bank". In the fifty years that I've lived out of town, I don't think that has occurred more than two times. It is as some merchants are giving you their right arms to give you change. In addition, I used to notice motorists who would deliberately speed up, and honk their horns at a pedestrian in the street, because they became incensed that they had to slow down to yield the right of way to a pedestrian. Last, the air pollution in the NYC area, always bothered me. It is thus for all of the above reasons, that I would never again feel comfortable moving back to Brooklyn. I had some good times there, but those events were all a long time ago.

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