What Others Think

Last week we were at the Grand Canyon for a family vacation. Standing in line at the IMAX theater to buy tickets, I had a very interesting exchange with the guy selling tickets.

He asks us how many we want. I tell him 6, and then ask him if there are any discounts for AAA members. He says yes. He then asks me where we are from. I said New York. He responds back saying “well maybe then I should not give you a discount”.

I was like “Hunh !! Why ??”

He then in all seriousness says they in Arizona do not like New Yorkers, but that we fare better than people fromNew Jersey and Massachusetts.

The line was too long for me to debate him on where the hell he came up with such a blatant categorization. But hell, at least we ain’t as bad as the guys across the Hudson eh !


2 Comments so far

  1. Wil Wheaton (wilw) on July 24th, 2008 @ 1:17 pm

    We’re from California, and I took my family to the Grand Canyon a few years ago.

    During dinner, our server at this restaurant was really snotty and condescending to us, because we were "from a Blue State."

    The plural of anecdote is not data, but it’s an odd coincidence, isn’t it?

  2. atom on July 27th, 2008 @ 1:38 am

    From a Blue state? Wow, does that server have a thought of their own or do they buy everything sold by Fox and CNN?

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