Tourist: Could you give us directions to Olive Garden?

New Yorker: No, but I could give you directions to an actual Italian restaurant.




Tourist: I came here to have a good time and honestly I am feeling so attacked right now.


#I always did feel bad for the tourist in that example chat post #there’s no need to be so judgey #sometimes you just need some goddamn Olive Garden #like that thing I’ve heard people more widely travelled than I am talk about #where you’re in a very foreign place #and start to get overwhelmed by the strangeness and unfamiliarity of everything around you #and what you do #is you go to McDonalds and you buy some Chicken McNuggets #even if you don’t really *like* McDonalds #because a Chicken McNugget is always a Chicken McNugget #and once you have steadied yourself on that touchstone #you will be able to go out and bear the barrage of newness again #(and even if you are not feeling overwhelmed) #(sometimes you just want some Chicken McNuggets and that is okay) #tag rambles

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