If you live in New York, chances are you go through your day with the knowledge that New York City is a prime target for terrorist attacks, with its dense population and typically-crowded public areas.
So during Monday morning's rush hour, when Akayed Ullah triggered a homemade pipe bomb to explode in a pedestrian walkway in the subway system near Port Authority, injuring himself and three others, people around the country panicked.
Luckily for everyone, the bomb did not have the desired effect.
But that didn't stop concerned Americans all over the country from freaking out about the attempted terrorist attack. Meanwhile, in New York, most people were more concerned with how the attack would affect their morning commute.
Twitter user @kashanacauley summed it up perfectly with her tweet, saying: "People outside of NYC: TERRORISM!!!!! New Yorkers: Dude’s a loser with a crappy bomb who’s crowning life achievement is making my train 36 minutes late."
People outside of NYC: TERRORISM!!!!! New Yorkers: Dude’s a loser with a crappy bomb who’s crowning life achievemen… https://t.co/vET4e46Mbb— Kashana (@Kashana)1513005070.0
If that isn't a typical New York response, then I don't know what is.
The attack, supposedly in the name of ISIS, did end up causing evacuations and major delays on the subways, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo was defiant, saying: "We're not going to allow them to disrupt us. That's exactly what they want, and that is exactly what they're not going to get."
Other Twitter users piled on Cauley's tweet, ridiculing the man for attempting to terrorize New Yorkers:
@kashanacauley New Yorker here: so true!— Richard Haines (@Richard Haines)1513011462.0
@kashanacauley This is spot-on— Andrea Stone (@Andrea Stone)1513007875.0
It turns out that each area of the country has their own potentially-horrifying things that they're surprisingly calm about. Like hurricanes in the south, massive snowstorms in the north, and tornadoes in the midwest:
@kashanacauley That's kind of like people on those coast wide eyed talking about tornados all nervous like. Like m… https://t.co/QbEHhuejF2— Chrissy B (@Chrissy B)1513014059.0
@TheKrisNelson @kashanacauley Damn. I've been doing it wrong all these years. I usually forget to have my camera r… https://t.co/EKmjzGhJUI— Chrissy B (@Chrissy B)1513021115.0
All joking aside, this could have been much, much worse, and we're glad that everyone is ok.
In the end, you're going to have to do more than injure yourself and a few others to scare New Yorkers. Better luck next time, terrorists:
@kashanacauley This saddens me that they have to put up with shit like this, but also makes me happy because that i… https://t.co/ahQ5rC11qK— Very Unstable Genius (@Very Unstable Genius)1513008860.0
@kashanacauley NYC still cranking away. 👊 https://t.co/pPe1njL7rx— 🛋️ Mame McCutchin (@🛋️ Mame McCutchin)1513008895.0
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