Sunday, August 02, 2009

Two Differences Between New York and New Orleans

WHITECOLLAR REDNECK
1) All CVS stores stock impulse purchase items by the cash registers - small things you might not have thought of buying but when you see them there you figure "Yeah, I could use some of that," and you end up buying. In New York, the impulse items are chapstick, gum, and phone cards. At the CVS on Canal & Bourbon in New Orleans, they had six-packs of Heineken and three-packs of Trojans.

2) In New York when you pass someone on the street and they have traces of white powder on their upper lip, you assume they work on Wall Street and just did a line of coke. In New Orleans when you pass someone on the street and they have traces of white powder on their upper lip, you assume it's a tourist who just had beignets.

There may be some other subtle differences between these two towns, but those are the ones I've noticed.