DRIVING….I know, of course, that many New Yorkers never learn to drive, but even so I’m always freshly amazed when I hear about actual, specific, flesh and blood New Yorkers who have never learned to drive.

Sure, sure, my DNA is fundamentally different, and I know you don’t need a car if you live in Manhattan. But do all these non-driving New Yorkers never take vacations outside big cities? Never travel on business? Never rent a car for any reason? I know you don’t need to own a car in New York, but isn’t driving still a pretty useful skill to have at hand?

Ah well. I guess east is east, and west really is west….