So the guy in front of me at McDonald’s was complaining because his cappuccino tasted like…wait for it…coffee. Because of this morons delicate and uniformed taste buds I missed the breakfast time cutoff. I do not get this whole policy. For as long I have been going to McDonalds for breakfast, people have been complaining about the 10:30am cutoff time. There are always more people in line complaining about it when I’m there and it doesn’t make any sense to me. It’s not like the store has to be set up any different for breakfast. I know, I used to work there. And who really eats lunch at 10:30am other than high schoolers? Of all of the reasons McDonalds has been sued over the years, I’m surprised this one hasn’t popped up.
I ate at McDonalds on my last day in NYC as well. It was good. I wasn’t particularly clear in my last post about the feelings I was expressing regarding New York City so here’s another attempt. I was very excited to be going, and I was very excited when the plane banked on approach and I could see the whole island, and I was very excited on the bus as I approached the city. But once I was there, I was disappointed that the city wasn’t the end-all-be-all it had once been for me.
After thinking about it, I realized there hadn’t been any change in the city, rather in me. I am no longer willing to pay $2000 for a 100 year old moldy broom closet in a sketchy neighborhood. I’m also no longer looking to “escape” my current life. I’m not at the start of my career or looking to stake my claim in the city or anything like that. I’m very happy with where my life is right now, and I’m just not willing to go through the inconvieniences of living in NYC for it’s limited benefits. I still loved visiting the city and loved the dining and theater options, but for the most part I like Ann Arbor and Detroit.
The only aspect of NYC that I absolutely adored and wished I could replicate in my city is the public transportation. I was able to go from the airport to my hotel and back and into all parts of the city and even into Connecticut, all using public transportation. If I could ever give up my car completely I would be the happiest man alive.