|According to a Redear's Digest survey, the most polite city in the world is New York. |
"They have a reputation for being big-headed, but New Yorkers showed they are big-hearted, too, by finishing first in our global courtesy ratings. They placed in the top five in all three tests and were particularly polite when it came to holding doors open, with only two people failing to do so."
Second is Zurich, followed by Toronto, Berlin and Sao Paulo. The criteria for the ranking were based on these three tests:
1) walking into public buildings 20 times behind people to see if they would hold the door open
I am about to drop a folder full of papers on the corridor and see what's going to happen.
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