New York City Toy Show
A crew of children’s entertainers went to the NYC Toy Fair Trade Show. Our group included Tim Sonefelt, Mark Daniel, Bruce Bray, David Kaye, and myself. Tim and I flew in on Saturday and took the train from NJ to the big city. It was a first for both of us. I’ve ridden on trains and subways all over the world but when the lady told us which train to take she went on to say it would be 15. With shock in my voice I said, Dollars! She said with a touch in her voice of you’re an idiot.
Tim and I hit the big city with money in our pockets and warm gloves. As our eyes were glazing over with ,I noticed an interesting restaurant at just the time we decided we were hungry. The food was incredible, but at those NYC prices it should be. Most interesting part of the evening was the restroom which was unisex. We have guys and girls in TN but they do everything different in NY. It was an odd experience but I had to try it. I waited until a girl went in so I could have the full experience. It wasn’t really that big of a deal but it certainly makes you want to wash your hands when you’re finished.
A trip to NYC is not official until you take a gypsy cab ride. A gypsy cab is an illegal enterprise offered at a lower cost by a man who failed the driver’s test. This was our number one experience in the city. When I reached over in fear and grabbed Tim’s leg I noticed that our number one experience created for him a number two.
Our next cab ride was official, however, we had to misdirect the driver while Bruce, the fifth man, jumped in and laid across our laps. Ironically, David Kaye kept the driver’s attention by asking if people ever try to get 5 people in a cab, which is illegal.
Our experience at a NY deli was everything you expect; great food with angry, bitter, and resentful customer service. At least that’s the way the waiter looked when he saw the tip.
And finally, I don’t know if New Jersey has the worst roads in America or not. But I do know I wouldn’t want to be riding on them with hemorrhoids.