Post No Bills and ghosts, the New York way
21 November 2007
I know you have been waiting for this, so here we go: Post No Bills ghosts, the New York way. I am afraid that this isn’t the end of it, yet.
Things I noticed in and about New York:
- The weird size of the newspaper. I read a NY times, and it seems very long but less wide than our British papers. It was also a bit more boring, layout wise.
- Most prices in the shops are ex. sales tax. Sales tax for New York city is about 8.375% (it’s different per state!), and it is not that big a deal when you know it, but just imagine prices being changed from $5 to $5.41875 (5.42) and you understand why the number of coins in your wallet explodes for everything you buy.
- Yep, there is an excessive use of Post No Bills all over the city (good!). But what I didn’t understand, why do they write it on places you can’t reach without a very long ladder? Do they really think that I would go that far?
- There are many angry people on the street. (Is it the President?)
- No queue culture – at all.
- Paul Newman’s Organic chocolate in the supermarket. If he can do it, how about …. here in London.
- A “small” Coke in the cinema is the size of a bucket.
- The escalator are at least twice as slow as the London ones.
- I miss it.