Wednesday, September 26, 2007

reason #32654 they say new yorkers are rude

Today when I was walking to work down 8th ave minding my own business, a woman behind me shouted, "Stop taking up the whole sidewalk, bitch!" When I turned around to see if she was talking to me, she was indeed talking to me. "First you were walking on one side, then you started walking on the other-" I cut her mid-rant. Now I am not usually a gal of few words. When attacked I usually say too much or nothing at all. But I have to say, I think I handled this situation beautifully.

"Bitch?"I asked,, emphasizing the "?" as though to say "honestly, whatever concrete criticism you wanted to make is now completely invalid once you sprung the b-word on an innocent stranger for no good reason."

Apparently it worked.

"It's not about you, it's about me," she said. "It's about me." And she walked ahead, ashamed, never to be seen again.

At first this whole exchange left me upset, but now it makes me a little happy realizing this woman owned up to her actions. That bitch (and she's still a bitch) is on to something


Blogger Sparber said...

This one had me laughing out loud like, three times or something. Bitch.

8:52 AM  

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