Wednesday, November 16, 2005

The Mouse and the Elephant

A friend of mine that recently moved down from San Francisco to L.A., and has lived in New York City for more than 10 years, commented to me that the relationship between S.F. and L.A. is like the relationship between Boston and NYC. San Franciscans love to put down L.A. It’s a constant topic of their conversation. They feel in constant competition. Angelenos, on the other hand, feel no such threat. They’ll all say that S.F. is a nice town, and that’s it. It just doesn’t really register in their consciousness. Just as Bostonians feel themselves superior to New Yorkers, while for New Yorkers, Boston doesn’t even register in the consciousness… There’s no comparison…

Reminds me of the joke about the mouse running alongside the elephant. The mouse says:

“Look at all the dust we’re raising”.


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