I’m not sure what bothers me the most. How quickly I got used to them, or their presence.
The them I am referring to are the armed guards at the Nasdaq headquarters in Times Square. They’re armed with assault riffles.
This freaked me out when I first passed the building. We have armed guards in Australia, never have I seen anything more than a revolver. On my second or third passing, it just became part of the background.
The question I’ve been asking since is: Times Square is famously crowded day and night, how does this go well? It can’t.