Thursday, October 8, 2009

Being Sick in NYC

While I'm at home, trying to get rid of this flu, I was thinking to myself - it stinks to be sick, but thank goodness I live in New York.

You may think I'm crazy for saying this - but its true. I'd rather be sick in NYC than in any other city. In New York, the convenience of drug stores (CVS, Walgreens, Duane Reade, mom & pop stores), grocery stores (Gristedes, Food Emporium, D'agastino,etc) and the multitude of restaurants in a few city blocks is sure to help you get what you need when you have a cold or the flu. In Orange County, you have to drive everywhere to get anything and there are not as many restaurants to order in from. Just think about where you live, can you think of the nearest drug store or grocery store near you to pick up water or medicine (within walking distance)? and what about a restaurant - can you think of one near you that has soup or some type of comfort food that delivers? You probably thought of a few for each -- and that's just it -- everything is all so close to you! Yes, it sucks to be sick, and there is just no way around it, but if you live in New York, its much easier to get all the things you need, without going far.

Sure you can get a friend or a family member to drop stuff off (thank you to all my friends that have offered! and to my neighbor who has brought stuff over), but what if you don't want to inconvenience them or worse yet, get them sick? Well, if you live in NYC, its pretty easy to get all the things you need within a few city blocks. So, for all the people who live in New York -- be thankful for the convenience of it all -- yes, some say we are all paying for it -- well, I suppose that is true too, but we also chose to live in NYC for many other reasons too!

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