Rude Tourists

People who don’t live in New York City generally have certain opinions about the people who do live here–even if they’ve never visited at all.  Without fail, when I visit my parents and siblings in North Carolina, people will approach me and whinily say things like, “How can you stand all those rude people that live in New York City?”  (Keep in mind that, in my hometown, “New York City” is almost always pronounced the same way that the cowboys from the Pace Picante sauce commercials say it.)