Once when an elderly man asked me for some change to buy food, I told him to follow me into a nearby Asian supermarket. There's a fast food counter where trays of chickens, beef, noodles and rice were on display. I told him to go ahead and point to whichever he liked. He left the counter with boxful of food that night, and I only spent 3 bucks. Similar thing happened again, when a young guy asked for some change. When I offered to buy him some lunch, he asked for 10 dollars to go eat at his favorite all you can eat bar. I told him to go f--- himself. Well, I didn't. I wish I did. That would make the end of my story sound more edgy... I hate swearing, but some situations invoke the just use of foul language.
I've been living in NY for the last 4 years. I grew up in a tropical country, lived in a state where sunshine was plentiful, went to school in place where beaches were abound, so Spring and Summer are my favorite seasons, but I can truly say that I love the fall in NY when during the short two weeks in November the trees attained a good mix of vibrant yellow, orange, and red colors. Even though short lived, the burst of fall foliage made my month-long apartment hunting worthwhile.
I love winter only because that's when the ski/snowboard season is. But, the gloominess has made it hard to enjoy the season. Everything else about winter is depressing. People of NY especially live a hard life. I saw an elderly lady carrying two over-sized Target bags, one in each of her hand. The bags were so big she had to raise her arms to get them off the ground. She was hurrying toward the subway station, and before she walked down the steps she stopped and carefully placed the bag on the ground, looking as if she was catching her breath.
Ideally, I'm looking for an intelligent person, who is mature, gentle, kind and physically fit, one who can balance family life with outside interests. He is witty but not a constant joker. He can dress with style on occasions, but is not obsessed with clothes and brands. Did I mention he should have a cute butt?