12-year-old boy playing on escalator: Oops, sorry! Gotta get rid of the calories somehow! –Duane Reade, 57th & 6th Overheard by: liz Old lady to Indian girl bending to pick up and return stranger’s dropped wallet: I always knew you Iraqis were a good people. I’m so sorry about the war. –Penn Station Overheard by: Amused friend Big black girl, after getting her foot stepped on: You can say you’re fucking sorry. I’ll punch you in the face. Bitch, I have postpartum depression. –A train Mom to three year-old dragging her into Dunkin’ Donuts: I’m sorry, honey, no coffee right now. –10th & 2nd Overheard by: Johanna Dude on payphone: I’m sorry your pipes burst, Mom, but at least you have pipes to burst! –3rd Ave & Astor Pl Overheard by: Melissa Waiter to hungry customers: I’m so sorry for the delay. We dropped a dish and so we’re redoing your whole order. As you can see, I’m eating the pasta we made for you… –105th & Broadway