Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Your attitude, not your aptitude, determines your altitude.

We were leaving New York City, and Bri turned to me and said "Everyone was so friendly! I don't know why people think New Yorkers have a bad attitude."

After our visit to New Jersey: "People here are nice!"

See, the secret here is that Bri is a nice person, and when you are nice to people, they tend to be nice back. Not all of them, not all the time, but kindness procreates kindness, and this sort of positive vibe is self-perpetuating.

If you go into NYC and give someone a bad attitude, they will be very quick to tell you to &%(%$ and $#&*(%. But they'll turn to the next person and maybe be nice if that person has no f-ing problem, you know?

There are legitimately bad people that none of us can save, but my experience is that non-criminals (that is most of you!) tend to be decent people who will treat you well if you reciprocate.

The visit to the Jersey Shore was fun as always, caught up with a bunch of old friends and had a good time.

I am back to the grind, Big Deuce is this weekend and I have a bunch of other duties. It is much better to be in-demand and busy than out of work and idle though.

Also, my phone died while on vacation, so I bought one of these new Android super phones. It has assumed my identity and transferred all my funds to a numbered account in Switzerland. It is like having a portable TV in your pocket. Technology is amazing. We are moving at the speed of light.


JearBear! said...

Marty, I think you may have missed your calling, you are a great journalist! I love the way you write!

Steve said...

I have only been to New York once. I did a lot of people watching. One thing I noticed is people did not look in your eyes.

Whatever that means. I noticed it though, and I didn't think it was a positive sign for people. Not as they were bad, but it was unhealthy to live that way.

The cop looked in my eye though. After 20 of them were beating up a father and a son (black men) I don't know the story of that, but all us regular people were pretty mad at the cops.

The big cop told me to get the hell out of there. I did. :)

Alicia Parr said...

Those Droid commercials kind of scare me.

See you Saturday at the OW swim.