TRIP TO ATLANTA afterthought
One final thought about our recent trip to Atlanta. The people everywhere we went were just extra friendly. At the Aquarium and at Braves’ Stadium everyone had a big “thank you” and an “enjoy your day.” They were not just giving lip service, but seemed genuinely nice and friendly. I don’t want to say that people in New York and New Jersey are not as friendly….but…
PEOPLE IN NEW YORK and NEW JERSEY ARE NOT AS FRIENDLY!
Coming out of Turner Field after the ballgame we were met by a mugger.
“Excuse me ya’ll, but I’m going to have to ask you to hand over all your cash…please.”
“Hand over our cash? Why?”
“Oh I’m sorry, I didn’t make it clear, this is a mugging. I need your cash; if you don’t mind of course. Please don’t make me use this gun.”
“Oh of course not. This is a mugging then?”
“Oh yes it is sir.”
“Well then here is all our cash, would you like my watch? It’s a Timex.”
“A Timex…that’s quite all right, just your cash will do, and thank you very much. Ya’ll enjoy the rest of your day now.”
The next time I’m in Atlanta I will look for this gentleman if I need a good mugging.*
Why are people in some places just so polite?
My son Matt went to Jamaica several years ago. Everywhere he went he was greeted with “Yeah Mon.”
At one point his friend asked him “I wonder what ‘yeah Mon’ really means?” Matt responded, “For all we know it might mean ‘go fuck yourself asshole’.”
They did not realize they were being followed by a hotel worker until they heard a calm but firm response from behind, “Sometimes Mon…Sometimes.”
It is good to be home.
*No, we did not really get mugged in Atlanta.