Ik@nyt.com

Elke maandag heeft The New York Times de ‘metropolitan diary’, vergelijkbaar met de rubriek ‘Ik@nrc.nl’ van de NRC-achterpagina en pagina 2 van nrc.next.

In Nederland zijn die ‘ikjes’, zoals we ze op de krant noemen, razend populair. De ‘metropolitan diary’ is dat hier ook. Heb dus maar besloten er daar aan het begin van elke week schaamteloos een uit over te nemen (met bronvermelding, natuurlijk).

sink.jpgDear Diary:
A few months ago a close friend from San Francisco stopped by to visit us for a weekend, on his way to J.F.K. Airport for a six-week trek through Peru. During rush hour we stepped on the subway, easing our way through the crowd that shifted to accommodate the enormous rucksack on his back.

He looked worried as he glanced at the crush of riders and asked, „Is it O.K. if I carry a huge pack around like this?”

I assured him: „Are you kidding? It’s New York. You can carry anything on the subway!”

Next stop, West Fourth Street. A man stepped into the car hauling a massive porcelain kitchen sink. No further comment was necessary.

Janet Wagman LeMonnier