posted on Sep, 14 2009 @ 06:42 PM
Originally posted by Hemisphere
Originally posted by Electro38
I can tell you that the people around here don't give a crap about anything, we are the most unafraid people in the country.
When do we care? When something really happens. And what do we do? We stay put. No one around here goes running away scared.
I live right at the border of Queens and Nassau County, NY.
So true Electro! It's the whole NY attitude. "Hey yous, I already live in New Yawk and thrive, what could yous possibly bring?" (Do yous like
my-a New Yawk accident dere?)
Look at the 9/11 footage. If I saw a plane hit a freakin' building I would have been swimmin' home to Jersey in minutes if I had to. (I'd stop and
look back once in Weehawken, I'm no wus!) But the New Yorkers on the street? They all moved to where they could see better and eventually got chased
by the debris cloud. Like they were watching a flat screen billboard in Times Square. Yeah I know, it was a surreal event and people were mesmerized
by the horror. And of course most people figured they were far enough away aaaaaand.... nobody contemplated that the towers could or would fall from
even a plane crash.
But despite those unique circumstances I think most New Yorkers feel a bit "bullet proof". After all like Frank said: "If I can make it there,
I'll make it anywhere".
True, true. People who live in the outer boroughs, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx and the part of Long Island that is close to the city are actually tougher
than the real residents of Manhattan. Those people we saw in the 9-11 footage were mostly from the outer boroughs, not Manhattan residents. We all
commute to Manhattan to work or party.
That said, we (the people from the outer boroughs like Queens) have so much crap going on in our lives, and the fact that we have to deal with a lot
more stuff than people who live elsewhere, we have this attitude that keeps us going, keeps us working. Explode the largest buildings in our city? Ok,
time to go to work!
That's no exaggeration, everyone I knew who worked in Manhattan wanted to get the hell back to work after 9-11.
We're not dumb, but we don't let crap stop us. There's no running away around here.
We have all kinds of weird stuff happening here everyday, if we ran every time there would be no time for calzones, or calamari (pronounced calamaad
around here), oohhh!