One does not wish to be unrelentingly negative but seriously – there is so much rubbish about of late that it’s very difficult finding something to be enthused about.
Take this youtube, sent by Chuckles, on a New York deli:
My first thought was, ‘nice, exotic, different’ … and then I clicked the youtube. didn’t mind the bearded one with his beard hair and encrusted this and that falling in the food, that was OK, but then someone started this cacophony with guitar which was somehow meant to be hip or whatever they call it now four decades later and it just drowned out anything he had to say.
I did try, really I did, I wanted to see what morsels they had, how people felt about the deli etc. but by about one minute, that guitar was impossible. Sigh – I went to comments to see if I was the only one who felt this way about this arrogant sod:
# I went there once, they’re actually rude like it’s no joke, but they do that on purpose.
# So they haven’t changed anything in 100 yrs – then why is this dude so full of himself?
# Lol no. Ate there with my mother once and we both said the pastrami sandwich was dry as hell, not moist, and they charge extra for lettuce and tomatoes which is ridiculous. That was back when it was $14, now it’s $24. Overrated deli.
# Whoever cut the sandwich at 1:14 cut it in very uneven halves and triggered my OCD. Just as he was talking about knife skills too.
I never got to 1:14. Nope, poor approach, rude, why on earth would you want to go there? Hotdog looked rubbish. He thinks this is good advertising? I ask merely for information.
I saw this in Russia when commerce of this nature was in its infancy and there were street signs, including overhanging, all saying the Russian equivalent of “All for you.” It doesn’t translate exactly but it meant that out of the goodness of their hearts, Boris and mates would benignly authorize you to have access to these benefits – no mention of it costing money of course.
No stranger to arrogance myself, it really is a sign of dumbness and these clowns in Russia first of all had to change all their signs in the city and then they went out of business.
This deli son of the son of the son is clearly overwhelmed by his inherited deli’s august history and I suppose many people do go there and they do a roaring trade but they’re not having mine.
Another I’m thinking of is Betty’s in York. Why would you go there to join that Madame Tussauds length queue? Not even Versailles is worth that or even Firenze’s Duomo.