A retraction: New Yorkers are polite


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.