Just spent a lovely weekend in New York. Went to great restaurants and walked my boots off. I really wanted to see the Matisse exhibition so I reserved a time slot. I was very surprised to see a huge line to get into the Museum, but I got in it and waited patiently for opening time. Opening time is 10:30am, isn't that a little late to open? Overall in New York, I felt services are a little off. The good restaurants were fine, as was Juan with my usual taxi service, but in stores it was a crap shoot and sometimes we lost very badly. Anyway, I was in line at the museum, and after they, finally, open the doors, I noticed this nicely dressed couple, trying to cut in line! I stopped them rudely. But they went in after us as if they had been in the line all along. I took it as a sign of how badly civilization is doing. We need to get back to a different way of thinking. People that can't be considerate to others, aren't human enough to enjoy art.