A Manhattan Goil

You know you’re living in New York when you go to pay your monthly bills.

There’s rent, electricity, cable, AmEx, Bloomingdales and Jose the coffee-cart man. 

One day at 5 a.m., as I was en route to Starbucks, Jose called out to me. “Hey, why you go there, when I’m here?”

I had to explain that, though I really loved his coffee, I rarely have cash at that hour of the morning.

“So, you pay me later, or better, end of the month. I will keep track.” So this is how Jose became a man on a budget—mine.

I had to make him promise—


I loved his response. “You a very strange goil, but I like you.”

Only in New York would a man owning his own business, understand an independent, though strange, goil like me.

Now can I have a donut?

Just put it on my tab.  🙂



About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Amazon.com. Thanks.
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28 Responses to A Manhattan Goil

  1. Jose has a lot of trust for a New Yorker. Way to go, Goil!

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  2. skinnyuz2b says:

    You are a likeable and trustworthy person, Susannah. And the fact that you truthfully explained your predicament and didn’t ask for the credit only increased the desire to make an arrangement that benefited all parties.
    Based on so many of your encounters, I’ve been wondering, “Is Mary Tyler Moore of ‘That Girl’ one of your relatives?” Have you ever spun around and thrown your hat up in the air, ha ha?

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  3. Eat the damn donut goil!

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  4. robprice59 says:

    Street vend willpower: only in New York.

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  5. Jose is a good businessman! He knows his audience or customers in this case well. As for those donuts, I’m not sure where the coffee cart guys get those beauties, but they are as big a house! YUM!!

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  6. Clever Girl says:

    Only in New York would this happen. By the way, it was really difficult for me to find the Follow This Blog link because it’s so tiny. Anyway, good stuff.

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  7. Patricia says:

    I love donuts! It was a problem when I worked next door to a Dunkin Donuts. Jose sounds like a nice man…and a smart one.

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  8. I guess there’s a little small town ethos in New York City after all. 🙂 Sounds like the sort of thing that would happen in my area.

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