A New York minute...

I had a "New York Minute" yesterday - it went something like this.

I stepped out onto the Avenue of the Americas into the pouring rain yesterday afternoon and began my hike downtown in search of some Szechuan dumplings. I had packed a rather large umbrella, and proceeded to pop it open, even though I knew that would make it a little tricky to dodge my fellow pedestrians at rush hour.

About a block into journey, a woman I had never seen before appeared next to me under my apparently-too-large-for-just-one umbrella.

Her: "Hi - mind if I share your umbrella?"

Me: "Uh..."

Her: "I have a job interview somewhere around here and don't want to get all soaked."

Me: "Uh..."

Her: "It's in the McGraw Hill building - it's right around here somewhere."

Me: "Uh..."

Her: "Oh - there it is gotta go - thanks!"

I immediately checked my pockets, and once I assured myself they still contained every thing they had just a short while ago, I yelled "Good luck!" as she ran across 6th Avenue.

Only in New York - where a "New York Minute" unfolds in about 5 or 6 seconds.

I don't know if she got the job, but if she did, I hope she's using the .NET Framework 3.0.