A retraction: New Yorkers are polite

[Daniel]

One or two readers have, ahem, replied to my suggestion that New Yorkers are not polite. Michael Hauptman goes one further and destroys my theory altogether.

He writes:

I’m sure you meant it humo(u)rously

Er, yes.

And then he continues:

But the truth is somewhat otherwise. I would like to point you to this little gem, in which NY ranked as the politest city in the world. Yes, the world.

He then links to this.

I withdraw. Unfortunately this leaves me with only nine things in my list. So I add:

10. Billy Beane.