“I’ll have a glass of Cab”
“I’ll have a glass of Chardonnay”
Don’t take the easy way out, who knows you might be nicely rewarded with self-discovery and actually smile!
My former college roommate who lives in Chicago was in town a few weeks ago and we were able catch up and talk over dinner one night. It was important that I saw him and spend time with him as he is one of the smartest people I know. He’s extremely inquisitive, a wonderful listener and amazingly observant, and he always has a way of asking thought provoking questions. Over dinner we discussed many things, from the story behind The Traveling Wilbury’s to his recent trip to Tokyo, studying Japanese design, to my experience-working crush on Howell Mountain this fall, we caught up on the last two years of our lives. When our professional careers came up in conversation he asked me ... [more]
Stephen Paul Mancini, Union Square Cafe
Nothing cries 'tourist' more than waving one's hands vigorously
and fruitlessly as off-duty and fare-carrying taxis speed by.
Here's the simple rule: if the taxi's numbers on his rooftop are
lit, he's free. If they aren't lit, he's not. And if they are flanked
by "off duty" lights, he's not. Here's the exception: sometimes
an off-duty driver can be convinced to take you to your
destination: if it's on his way home. If he stops for you, inquire.
Here's another vehicular tip: those town cars honking at you
as you stand on the corner are livery cabs. They are not
licensed to carry passengers but have a brisk business. If
you are desperate for transportation and air-conditioning,
it's an option.