Originally Posted by Dallas
I used to loadmaster on 747's while growing up for Everygreen Intl Airlines. I would fly to JFK 3-4x each and every week from Anchorage. Beautiful city but the populace there is just bad bad bad. I am certain not all are cockroaches as you say here Wini but it seems the bad farrrr outweigh any good there. This is only from my experience being in the city. People are just rude-crude and appear to just want to get one over on the average joe.
Its like everywhere you go they hate each other. Odd!
I am no fan of NYC and don't miss anything about it.
Syracuse huh? Never been there. I do like NY the state. Pretty place.
I don't think New Yorkers are much different than the average person who when put in the same sort of situation would basically act the same. Force people to crowd together and they become anti-social almost in self defense of having to interact with someone they think might either victimize them or ask them for something.
New Yorkers are generally indifferent, - almost to an appalling degree, - more so than criminal. I've watched crowds step over a person on the stairs of Penn Station after she'd wiped out. I'm sure after the first wave the rest may have just taken her for homeless, but it was pretty interesting to watch. (She managed to get up before I got there.) Nobody asked if she was ok or offered her a hand.
Of course opportunists use the sheer human numbers and anonymity of everything to their best advantage. I'd imagine being an NY Police Officer is one of the hardest jobs in the nation.