Dude high-fives New Yorkers trying to hail taxis

You'll get that ride eventually.

Mar 1, 2020, 9:26 pm*

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Miles Klee 

Miles Klee

If you’re an upbeat person facing a drought of high-fives in New York, then I’ve got good news. See all those people standing in the street, each raising one arm in a loose salute? They’re all waiting for something very specific: the chance to slap palms with a stranger.

Sure, some may instinctively recoil at your excited approach, fearing a run-by mugging or a punch in the face from an actually insane person—but these people make up Manhattan’s sensible majority. Others will gladly share a moment of mild amusement and mutual approval.

Now that we’ve explained that, we should really find out what those yellow cars are about.

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*First Published: Sep 16, 2014, 12:55 pm