But then I’m a New Yorker. 🙂
Reader’s Digest survey finds Big Apple to be world’s politest city
The magazine sent reporters “undercover” to 36 cities in 35 countries to measure courtesy. New York was the only American city on the list.the magazine’s politeness police gave three types of tests to more than 2,000 unwitting participants.
The reporters walked into buildings to see if the people in front of them would hold the door open; bought small items in stores and recorded whether the salespeople said “thank you”; and dropped a folder full of papers in busy locations to see if anyone would help pick them up.
New Yorkers turned out to be the politest: 90 percent held the door open, 19 out of 20 store clerks said “thank you,” and 63 percent of men and 47 percent of women helped with the flying papers.
In short, four out of five New Yorkers passed the courtesy test.
My people. Gotta love ’em.