NYC Musings: Clearly, Jesus wasn’t a New Yorker

Clearly Jesus wasn’t a New Yorker

I like the ads on the Subway, since New Yorkers don’t talk to stranger the way people in my country do, I am doomed to reading subway ads.  The ads are not half bad, they are chock-ful of information on things I urgently needs to spend money on.  Cute luggage, men’s sneakers, a chemical peel, education at unheard of and unaccredited schools, vacations, Zip Cars and most importantly storage.

My favorite ads are from Manhattan Mini Storage – they’re all good for a chuckle. I’d like to meet the marketing team, who dreams up gems like “Why leave a city that has six professional sports teams, and also the Mets.  Storage starting at $29.  Free Move.  What a way to get noticed.

Manhattan Mini Storage’s ads caught my eyes shortly after my arrival in New York City, back then I read everything on the subway.  The ad said: “In my father’s house there are many rooms” – John 14:2 – Clearly Jesus was not a New Yorker.  Storage starting at $29.  Free Move.   

It was funny, even a little blasphemous; I still took a picture of it and posted it on my facebook page.  Manhattan Mini Storage has huge billboards all over the city; I keep pointing them out to Joel while he’s driving. Clearly he does not share the same fascination. How about this one Joel, “Hey 99’s Occupy Us.”  Or even “New Yorkers aren’t better than anyone else, we just dress like it.  Manhattan Mini Storage has a sense of humor.


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