Ranting New Yorkers
Jul 29, 2015 | 10660 views | 0 0 comments | 417 417 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor,

Last Thursday, I saw a women in a rant against a parking attendant, and today I read about Reggie Jackson's rant at a fan that wanted two signatures. Both of these people were wrong in screaming at another person and both used words that were insulting. They were wrong for doing that but, that said, ranting is a way of life in New York City.

There are probably 5,000 rants a day in this city and it is hardly news. I think that anyone that makes a big deal abut them is either a hypocrite or thin-skinned. In anger, people who may not be prejudiced will use ethnic slurs just to insult the person that they are screaming at. In fact, they may have many friends of the same ethnic persuasion that they love.

It’s the way the game is played. I repeat that it is wrong, but if you live in New York get used to it or move as it will never change. We are 8 million people in New York City constantly grinding on each other and ranting, though wrong, is a way of avoiding ulcers


John Procida


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