I think my mom and sister worry sometimes that NYC might be unsafe. I mean I guess NYC is known sometimes for pick pockets, apartment break-ins, etc. But really, I don't feel unsafe.
Wait. That's not true.
These things scare me:
Well not the orange cone thing exactly but the idea that every once in a while (a lot actually) pressure needs to be released. Or something like this happens. I remember it happening last year! And that wasn't the first (or last) time that will happen. Scary huh?
Ok, but in a city of millions what's the odds?
A few months ago my husband took the dogs out for their morning walk and I was eating breakfast in the kitchen when I heard a loud BANG. I assumed it was someone tossing something heavy into one of those huge garbage bins. I kept eating and reading until I noticed red flashing lights. "Uh oh" I thought. But a few minutes later my husband comes back with the dogs.
Apparently a manhole on our street blew from a steam explosion and took out the back end of a car that was near it and then hit the apartment next to ours and chipped some brick. This was just a minute or so after my husband and the pups had walked by. I was so relieved they were ok. What's the odds???
And that's on top of the whole dog electrocution thing with manholes. Maybe it was a small dog you say? People could get electrocuted too!
So mom, sis...I think I can take care of myself. But these people...get your act together. Please.