I’ve lived my entire life in New York. As a proud New Yorker, I get ticked when I hear the numerous New Yorker stereotypes. Here at Living with Balls, I’ve decided to put these stereotypes to rest. For all you non-New Yorkers reading this, I’m going to teach you which New York stereotypes are true and which are false.
New York has the Worst Drivers
New York has the BEST drivers. You have to be a good driver to get around in New York City; otherwise you’ll get driven off the road. Any schmuck can drive in a straight line down Route 80 with no traffic. New York provides the most challenging driving situations in the country.
Try maneuvering through the Long Island Expressway during rush hour when you are late for work. Try navigating around bumper-to-bumper traffic on the Major Deegan when you are trying to get to Yankee Stadium by a 7:05 first pitch. Try making a left-hand turn, while avoiding oncoming traffic and pedestrians in the cross walk, all while some impatient driver holds on his horn behind you. It takes GREAT drivers to do this.
The only reason people think New Yorkers can’t drive is because there are so many of us. The greater the number of people, the greater chance some idiot will be on the road. We do have some idiots drivers but the percentage is no greater than any other state. (more…)