The Tourist Trap

9 years ago

It happens every time someone comes to town. I know it's coming--I
even verbally warned myself and my current round of company, though to
no avail. We fell, and we fell hard into the NYC tourist trap.

Sight-seeing fatigue.

Everyone says the same thing when they arrive: we don't need to "do" very much. We came to see you. We'll be happy seeing your neighborhood, experiencing your way of life. Really. One or two New York-ie things will be just fine.

But the city, she can't leave us alone. It starts harmlessly, with a
little welcome-to-town wink, but the more we try to lay low and be
content, the more forward she gets. First, she shows a little leg. Upper West Side, anyone? A little You've Got Mail tour? Then she blows a kiss. Don't forget Central Park. Even on a rainy day like yesterday, she curls her little index finger in a perfect seductress summons. Grand Central Station will keep you dry.


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