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6.15.2010

i've been in nyc too long.


this morning i popped into the grocery store.

couldn't have been there more than fifteen minutes and no less than four people asked if they could help me.

i found all that unsolicited kindness... unnerving.


7 comments:

heisschic said...

agreed. it's unnerving and intimidating and annoying. i dont care if it's for clothes or food- i feel like salespeople judge.


and i KNOW they HHAAAVE to go out of their way to be unnerving- that they're just doing their jobs... but oy.

Joni and Rico Adams said...

Just wait until you arrive here in Utah- it's completely opposite than New York. The people here are generally very nice- just don't drive. Then you see Utahs ugly side. Road rage!

Jacob said...

it's awkward when they ask; but it's bad if they don't in my opinion also!

Shoshana (aka Susan) said...
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Shoshana (aka Susan) said...

Israeli culture is the opposite. All the cashiers here consciously ignore you, as if you owe them a huge favor. Now when I visit America and someone offers to help me, I just blink for about 5 minutes.

leah jane said...

amen!!

Sara said...

I like the Midwest for this.

I like to think we're pleasant but we'll generally leave you to your business.