17 December 2007

More Little NY Moments

The other morning, I saw a child in a stroller, "reading" the Hanna Andersson catalogue. Starting consumerism early? Picking out his winter wardrobe? Looking for things for his Christmas list?

While waiting for my lunch, I heard the expeditor order "BLT, hold the bacon". Hold the bacon? Isn't that the point of a BLT? Especially when the place uses Niman Ranch bacon?

And last week, I was sitting in my boss's office, gazing out the window at the rooftop across the street, when I spotted a guy on the roof having a smoke and taking a leak.

22 comments:

Jen M. said...

Those are the signs the end times are nigh...;)

Waiting Amy said...

Aahh, NYC, there's no place on earth that's quite the same.

Catherine said...

I lived in India for a few months, a decade ago, and TO THIS DAY cannot see a man with his back to me on the street without assuming he's peeing. Strange.

catherine

Type (little) a said...

What does it say about me that that last anecdote simultaneously grosses me out/makes me homesick.

Oh Manhattan, how I miss you.

slouching mom said...

oh yes, the first one rings very true -- too true.

thrice said...

Oh yes, and you missed my twins hanging upside down, like bats, off the handrails in the museum elevator. Sigh.

Julie Pippert said...

As babies and toddlers, my kids loved the free children's books aka catalogs for kids that come in the mail.

So many picture of babies and kids...woo hoo!

They thought it was another baby sign language or baby loves color books LMAO.

I'm going to hell, aren't I, for lying to my kids all the time.

Julie
Using My Words

IrishGoddess said...

I love this "series" of yours.

ozma said...

Kosher BLT! It's like ham for Hanukkah.

Mayberry said...

Now that is multitasking. Wouldn't want to waste any time on that smoke break to go pee!

BipolarLawyerCook said...

Holding the bacon should be outlawed.

jen said...

give ME the bacon. i'll hold it.

Melanie said...

Honestly, I often "forget" the L and T.

Who She She said...

If I'm not fast enough in getting them to the recycle bin, my kids like to read toy catalogues.

In a lifetime long ago, I was a bus-riding city dweller. I looked out the window one day and saw a man in a truck masturbating while waiting at the red light. At least your rooftop pee-er wasn't operating heavy machinery at the time. Yuck.

LAS said...

Oh my gosh - how funny! When I was a little kid, a baby even, my mom would put me to bed with the Sears or JC Penny catalogue because I wouldn't go to sleep. I remember sitting there and picking out one thing on every page that I wanted! Now, I absolutely hate shopping!

wheelsonthebus said...

My son reads catalogs on the toilet. Really. Can't poop without them.

Emily R

pinknest said...

oh who dares order such a blt?! i banish him/her to a cheese sandwich!! although i love cheese sandwiches.

Danielle said...

Home sweet home. How I miss the idiosyncrasies that make NY a place in and of itself.

Aliki2006 said...

Having a smoke AND taking a leak? Off the roof? LOL...

dawn224 said...

A. "hold the bacon"

Q. "What are words Dawn will never ever say?"

niobe said...

Your BLT story reminds me that in college, the dining hall used to serve something labeled "vegetarian chile con carne"

painted maypole said...

i would order a BLT hold the LT... and the bread.... ;)

and peeing and smoking. on top of a building. that just seems dangerous.