Last week Gillian56 (from Austrailia) asked what time it is right now in NYC ..... I guess so she count syncronize her watch. But I also thought ..... gee is Gillian aware that she should calculate the time in ..... REAL ..... time ..... i.e. Has she every heard of ..... A New York Minute ?
*** A New York Minute is a very short period of time, sometimes significantly shorter than sixty seconds, and sometimes a form of hyperbole for "perhaps faster than you would believe is possible". The term refers to the common perception that New York City is very busy, with much happening at all hours of the day, and people often in a hurry and likely to be impatient. *** http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_minute_(time)
It's basically that buzz that everyone experiences when they come to NYC. Here are a few example I thought of just to illustrate the point;
It's basically the amount of time it takes to get nice and sweaty on a NYC subway platform during a 90+ degree day.
It's the amount of time it takes before a cabbie flips you the bird at a traffic light.
The amount of time it takes for you to get solicited by a knockoff handbag "entrepreneur" in Chinatown.
It's how fast a "knockoff handbag entrepreneur" can run a mile with the NYPD chasing 'em.
It's how long it takes a NYC sales person to get rude with a store customer.
It's also kind of like dog years ..... see I'm actually still a teenager but here in NYC ..... I'm in my ..... well ..... let's just say I'm a lot older ..... and leave it at that.
Or ..... as Gillian56 responded ..... "O.K. I get it ..... it's kind of like how long it would take me to spend an entire years salary in Versace?"
Okay ..... now you try ..... can anyone else think of a few more examples of how long a minute takes in NYC ?