23 WTF Things I Wish I Knew Before Moving From Texas To NYC
Ya'll, it's very different out here.
Expect people to do the absolute most on the Subway.
Smiling at a stranger is equivalent to a marriage proposal.
Driving your own car is a luxury that you will never get back.
And good luck getting anywhere on time because:
Or trying to parallel park, because when do you ever really have to do that in Texas?
Searching for an apartment with a 'below $1000 monthly rent' budget feels like:
And when you finally find something, expect it to be super small and filled with too many roommates.
Your "winter jacket" in Texas is only good for a chilly day in the spring.
And bad weather does not cancel school or work.
Treat your MetroCard like a credit card.
And never pay full price for Broadway shows.
Cat calling happens WAY more, to a point that you almost get used to it.
And just kiss the Southern hospitality of holding doors and saying 'thank you' goodbye.
Get accustomed to being touched by strangers.
Carry hand sanitizer because you're gonna want it after getting off the Subway.
And when the Subway is too crowded and you opt for walking, make sure you have comfortable shoes.
Despite the millions of people who live here, you'll still get lonely in the Big Apple.
New York is the No. 1 state with the highest tax burden.
Drivers in New York literally give no fucks about you crossing the street.
And a taxi ride always feels like a near-death experience.
Texting while walking is basically asking for a head-on collision.
And rats are really out here running shit.
And even though a lot of things are different, you'll without a doubt fall in love with this city.
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