Many tourists in New York City walk with a pronounced limp.  Are they injured?  Old?  Leg just fell asleep during a three hour lunch at the Carnegie Deli?  Perhaps, but that’s not why they limp.  They limp because the massive girth of their usually sedentary bodies forced into “exercise” (ie: locomoting themselves from place to place as opposed to using drive-thrus for all their needs) for the first time in decades has caused their atrophied legs to reject the movement and thus create a limp in order to slow things down.  So called the five block limp because that is the threshold at which the affliction first begins to occur.  At the ten blocks of walking point, most limping tourists just say, “Fuck it,” and hail a pedi-cab.

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2 Comments on “Tourist Terms: THE FIVE BLOCK LIMP”

  1. Sara Says:

    HA HA HA, Soooo true, and they usually start the 5 blocks rolling out of some BBQ place in Times Sq.

  2. Aaron Goldfarb Says:

    Maybe I should have called it the Dallas BBQ Limp.

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