Have you ever been to a comedy club? A lot of comedians start by asking "anybody here from New York?" They always get a round of applause to break the ice. These New Yorkers are everywhere. So all the New Yorkers I meet are someplace else. There is one common thread among them. No matter what we talk about, "it was better in New York".
I met a neighbor, Alan, today at my Hallandale condo; when I was going out for a walk. He was waiting for a friend for breakfast. We got talking about the breakfast buffets at the two casinos in Hallandale. He said he had been to the dinner buffet at Gulfstream Park and it was lousy and not worth the money. He had gone to the Friday night Seafood Buffet for $21.99. As I don't eat bait I can't pass judgment. I mentioned that I went on Thursday, when it's only $16.99 and I had a $5 coupon and I thought the meal was very good.
"Are you crazy?" Alan said. "The salads were poor. I can go to the Korean Buffet in New York for only $4 and it has a better selection." Alan forgot to mention the $20 for parking. I'm sure that many of you miss your hometowns. But the New Yorkers can never stop talking about it. So my question is: If everything is better in New York; why don't you go back?