6. I will not miss the terrible customer service that pervades the city. Today I was in the McDonald's on 71st and Broadway. After waiting in the line for ten minutes with two crabby kids, desperate for happy meals, I got to the front of the line only to be told that they were out of ketchup. McDonalds was out of ketchup. McDonalds! I looked at the check-out woman and said, "you have got to be kidding me." At which point the woman looked at me, told me to quit whining and walked away. And didn't come back! She just left me standing there, until five minutes later, I decided she wasn't coming back and left.
(We ended up going to Patsy's instead. I will miss Patsy's.)
Note to the employees of McDonald's, Fairway, Macy's, Duane Reade Pharmacy (especially you, 69th St. store), and countless other establishments: stop act like I am putting you out by bringing you my business. I am trying to give you money. And no, I should not have to bow and grovel before you deign to take it.