"As I've often said, New Yorkers are like mayonnaise on a sandwich. It's tasteless without them, but too much mayo and you ruin the sandwich."
"Everyone we met today could have been difficult," Mr. Boothman said. "But people are willing to be cooperative if you can get them to feel comfortable, and that's why everyone we met today was great. New Yorkers are like presents under the Christmas tree - open them up and they're full of pleasant surprises."
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