A Reddit user, identified only as CherryPieMix, took to the platform to romanticize a time when things were easier in his homeland.
The poster writes about "new threats around every corner" - whether you're new to New York, or a seasoned city slicker, no doubt many of these points will resonate with you.
"First it was the -15C weather that managed to overpower the central heating in my room. Woke up puffing clouds of mist and with my hands and lips dryer than your aul one's growler."
Random question for a blog. Why do you stay in New York when it’s so damn expensive, cold, crowded, and overall difficult?— Jo Franco (@jofranco) January 8, 2018
NYC's ancient apartment buildings are infamously overran by critters. It seems the poster has the unfortunate experience of finding a home with more err.. roommates than he anticipated.
"Next up we have the bed bugs - was just at a cinema that was reported to have bed bugs a while back and now I'm shitting myself thinking we might possibly have an infestation. The movie wasn't even that good so it wasn't worth it!"
"Oh and I love my porridge in the morning, but man it's awful lumpy because I can't leave it out to soak overnight without fear of attractive cockroaches! We've already seen one of the fuckers around the kitchen, so now we might have roaches to go with the bed bugs!"
People who lust to live in NYC just remember cockroaches are real and your life will be a remake of Joe's Apartment.— Melissa Fink (@MelissaFinkkkk) June 10, 2016
As for irregular mail delivery times and pesky sales tax, it seems the poster is longing for his native country. Or, could be that he simply misses his mammy. As they say, you can take the boy out of Ireland.. but you can't take Ireland out of the boy.
"Oh and did I mention that the post comes at all fucking hours? I've been waiting on a package the last few days that I need to sign for and haven't been able to leave the house til after 15:00 because I've been waiting on the mail man.
😒😒😒😒 I get so impatient when I know I will receive my new EXO album....😩 Come on mail man......I am losing my patience and my hair while waiting for you.... pic.twitter.com/kIPECHiiZZ— Chi_ ℓ☕️🌹 (@ChitraK89) January 10, 2018
Ireland's got its problems but as far as living goes it's pretty simple. We don't know how easy we have it. Everything is so fucking complicated over hear it's unbelievable.
I miss the days of having a euro and being able to go in and buy something that costs exactly a euro. A dollar doesn't get you shit here! Because it's really $1.18!
Hug your ma's and take an extra big shite in your toilet this evening for me lads, because I can't do the former and have to be careful about the latter considering the toilets here clog if you look at them.