We’re all New Yorkers now

You’re still living in New York and your neighbors still don’t like you.

Kirjoittaja on New Yorkissa varttunut ja Helsingissä naisistunut copywriter.

“Dear” Donald,

In a few hours, you’ll start your new gig as host of the biggest reality show in history. Some of my friends and family here in Finland keep saying to “just sit back and enjoy the show”. My friends and family in New York keep saying that they “feel like an asteroid is headed our way and all we can do now is say goodbye to things we loved and prepare for the end.”

So do New Yorkers know something everyone else doesn’t? Or are we all just in for one hell of a great show?

Let me take you back to New York City in the 1980s for a second. You were busy building up your business empire and I was 12 years old.

My friends and I heard a rumor that you were coming to look at our school with your daughter, Ivanka. Of course today she’s your closest “political” advisor and someone you’d like to date if you weren’t… “you know… her father…”. But back then she was just an adorable little 5 year-old starting her education.