Yesterday, I gave a synopsis of my weekend in NYC. Give that a read before reading this blog.
Here are my takeaways:
1) Getting sexually harrassed is surprisingly not fun.
It’s kind of a funny story, and I’m willing to joke about it…but having a guy look over the urinal at me peeing was mildly traumatic.
I’ve thought about it every time I’ve used the restroom since it happened.
And I’m a tall, fairly in-shape guy who can defend himself. I can’t imagine what those situations are like for, say, women who don’t have these physical advantages.
2) More venues and events should prohibit cell phones.
They did this at the comedy show. But I would love to go to a restaurant where this was the rule as well.
When we don’t have anything to distract us, we’re forced to be present with the people we’re with. We can genuinely take in our surroundings.
On many occasions, I like to leave my phone in the car. That’s when I truly feel like I’m part of the world.
3) I don’t think I want to live in Williamsburg.
That’s the “wealthy, hip, and yuppy” neighborhood in Brooklyn.
My buddy and I walked through it and the vibe just didn’t land with me. Many people looked as though they had a stick up their asses. They seemed calculated.
This is all just a generalization. We stopped to talk with one dude who was super kind and helpful. But he was Australian so that doesn’t count.
We’ll see. I have ten months to narrow things down.