by HRIT Staff on January 24, 2012
First, Travel + Leisure shocked the world -- shocked, we say! -- by declaring New York City -- New York City! -- the rudest city in the nation. Unprecedented! Oh, the inhumanity! The sheer injustice of it all! Since no one we know has ever had a rude encounter with a rude person in the rude city that never [bleeping] sleeps, we have no idea how T+L came up with such an unpredictable and incredible conclusion.
Naturally, the smarty-pants bloggers at Gothamist -- New Yorkers, Ivy Leaguers, elitists, masters-of-the-snarkiverse -- responded in the only sensible way: by calling T+L "irrelevant" and its readers "sensitive."
Of course, the irony here is that Gothamist revealed it's infinitely more sensitive than the average T+L reader (poor babies). And when you consider that T+L's reach dwarfs Gothamist by, oh, 3-4x, it seems that relevance is in the eye of the beholder.
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Rudeness Quote of the Moment
"It's not a slam at you when people are rude, it's a slam at the people they've met before."