Posted by Vita on July 18, 2000 at 13:28:09:
In Reply to: Re: History Lesson/ Hollywood's - to Seamus and Robert F posted by Seamus on July 18, 2000 at 12:08:15:
"I am sorry your first exposure to America was New York City, and I hope you were not hurt. There are many, many better places to be. I do not care if I ever go there again. For what it's worth, I would have helped you, but, you see, that is my nature...."
Well, firstly, thanks, I do believe you would have helped, and to this date, I often wonder why those people turned their heads away. It could be because these were days of VERY high crime rate in NY, and I think no one wanted the bother of speaking to a police man and such.
I did get used to NY, though I am not much for crowds; the irony is that when I was living in Istanbul Turkey, Istanbul's population was just one million, and I found it crowded and whenever I could, sought sanctuary in more serene places. and then here I was, smack in New York with its thundering dirty subways... perps who'd think of nothing when they simply dive beneath your skirt as you are climbing the stairs to the elevated on your way to work....
and there are some real discrimination tales I could tell ya, from work, when some of my dear coworkers resented me for how hard I worked, and got promoted... and they grumbled: bah, she is only four years here, and is already ... blah blah blah
But then all's well that ends well; as I've said, I got plenty reason to love this land which is, after all, a reflection of all of us.
Yeah, Next Year in LOTMLand! We'll shake hands, huh, my would-be-gallant-rescuer? And chug down a mug of foaming beer...
what did you guys drink there, anyway????????????????????????
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