NY Pt. 2: The kindness of strangers.
With each trip to New York I feel like I have to accomplish at least one touristy task (Museum of Natural History, eat a slice, etc.) and I noticed from a map in a walking guide that I so cleverly photographed with my phone (cheapskate) that I could accomplish TWO touristy tasks in a single day by visiting Chinatown and then walking back home across the Brooklyn Bridge.
I had to start the trek with food, so I headed to Joe’s Shanghai to try their soup dumplings. I knew it was kind of weird going to dim sum solo–you’re supposed to eat a lot of many different things, not a lot of only one thing. But I enjoy eating a lot of one thing, so I went anyway.
I was seated at a table with 5 other people (two separate groups) and was immediately adopted by three of them–a group of cousins from Toronto and Sydney. I had no choice but to be force fed by them for the next hour and a half, and only began to worry when the male of the group joked about us getting married and then picked up the tab. Oh no! At what cost, this meal?