Perfect Manners

Bus queue, Lincoln Center, New York

Bus queue, Lincoln Center, New York

New Yorkers, the agent in his glass booth insisted when we recently went through immigration in Texas after flying in from Mexico, acted like deranged pirañas, fighting to get into the Subway, and stepping over dead bodies lying on the sidewalk, and he was mystified why anyone should ever wish to live here. Not a very good welcome for a visitor to the mighty US of A. We argued the point, to no avail, for quite a while. I wish I could have shown him this photo then of New Yorkers incredibly politely lined up for the M66 Crosstown bus. Even the Brits can’t match this degree of civic cool.

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