What Are Your New Year’s Resolutions? 


Illustration by JJ Hesseltine

Hailed at: The Port Authority
Hails from: Afghanistan
I don’t make resolutions. I’m just trying to make money, save money, help my family out back home. I’ve been trying to work more—more shifts, maybe a second job. Maybe this year I’ll be able to do that. It’s hard to find work, though.

Hailed in: Prospect Lefferts Garden
Hails from: Red Hook
Oh shit, I totally forgot to make one. I don’t know. What’s yours? [To read more poetry.] Ha. Nope, not stealing yours. Maybe mine will be to find a new weed guy.

Hailed in: Chelsea
Hails from: New Jersey
My wife and I have been talking about how we need to spend more time together, just the two of us. It’s tough when you have a kid though, let me tell you. We haven’t had a night out in ages. You got to get a babysitter, and right there that’s like $90 for the night before you do anything on your own. And you know she’s just sitting on your couch watching your TV and eating your food. Not worth it.

Hailed in: Times Square
Hails from: Hungary
No resolutions for me. I always say I’m going to lose weight or quit smoking, but I never do, and I feel bad about it. So I’m not going to do anything, and I feel great about it. Why beat myself up?


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