I would never live in New York
The city that does not sleep has its daytime anecdotes
If I look up the definition of “chaos” in the dictionary, it appears similar: “New York.” Two weeks ago we were there for 4 hours and I will shortly tell you everything that happened in that period of time. I still feel a little traumatized by what I experienced I decided not to visit that state again in some time and, therefore, I do not see myself living in that city. A lot of things happen in New York, some are interesting, but the vast majority, are crazy.
During those 4 hours that we were in the city, we only spent 30 minutes walking through the streets. The rest of the time we spent eating and inside the place where we were going to see the show we went for. In that half hour, 15 minutes walking to where we were going to eat and 15 minutes turning, everything happened. And when I say everything is everything.
I'll start by mentioning the number of people there were on the sidewalks. There were so many that I couldn't stop touching my pockets to make sure I had my cell phone and wallet. Some groups looked like they were tourists, and others were in a hurry focused on the direction they were going. While the rest were homeless people trying to earn some money or involved in their own world under the influence of some drug.
This was a little of what happened on that journey. The number of homeless people we saw in those few miles away was uncountable. There was a stabbed person holding his stomach with police around him and a homeless man had a speaker playing music next to him. Before that, a lady was bleeding from her nose. To complete the panorama every 3 minutes we saw someone dressed as Rebelde.
Do I continue narrating? Okay. Someone asked another person for money to hold the door of a 7-Eleven... The other person stopped to look for something to give them. A woman ran up and, 5 minutes later, we saw her running down. A person using crack in full public view. Someone yelled at a police car in the passenger window while they waited for the traffic light to change. All this and more, which I don't remember exactly right now, happened in the period of time that I indicated at the beginning, 30 minutes.
When I told my friends about everything we witnessed, they only told us: “An ordinary day in New York.” To top off the night, the show was over and we got in the car to leave, at the next traffic light, we saw someone being arrested. I don't know if I got used to the peace that exists in a little-known town like the one we live in now, but there is no doubt that New York is the definition of the end of the world.
I admire people who have to go to work every day in New York, in addition to the fact that I narrated it, also because of how dirty and smelly it is. Add to everything how fast-paced that city is in itself. Let it be known that I have had good experiences there, however, you aren’t gonna see me living there. My peace of mind comes before any luxury or benefit that I may obtain by going there and having to formalize my daily life.
What strange experience have you had in New York?
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