Preparing for New York City

Lance and I are leaving tomorrow to spend the weekend in the Big Apple. Just now, I called the hotel to see what the easiest way to get into the hotel from the airport would be.

The thing to remember in New York is that everybody is in a big, big hurry. They are eager to help, but they want the exchange to be quick and efficient. I like things that way, but even still I can get taken aback at the speed with which New Yorkers talk and deal with things.

So, the phone conversation, after one ring, goes like this:

"Hotel Wellington, may I help you?"

"What's the best way to get to the hotel from LaGuardia?"

"How many people?"

"Two!"

"Taxi!"

"Thanks!"

Click.

Compress that into about seven seconds. Quick and efficient.