Or If We Were an Alien Race That Mated Through Our Hands

Short, fat, toothless-sounding woman: What we do is not disgraceful. There's nothing disgraceful about you.
Tall thin man, with boom box in hand: No.
Short, fat, toothless-sounding woman: There's nothing disgraceful about me.
Tall thin man: No.
Short, fat, toothless-sounding woman: It's the sin that's disgraceful. Us, holding hands, how we show our love, that's fine. It would be a whole different story if I wasn't married, but I am.

–Essex & Delancey

Overheard by: nb

Wednesday One-Liners? Please Hold.

Guy on cell: I'm gonna come over and give you a big hug before doomsday.

–Outside NYU Dorm

Guy holding up drunk friend: I have to hug the fat kid?! Why don't you try hugging a fat kid?

–LIRR, Penn Station

Overheard by: Laura

Hobo to startled girl: If you give me a dollar I won't hug you.

–7 Train

Small boy, loudly, after some take-off turbulence: The plane is going down… Everybody hug!

–Runway Strip, JFK

Overheard by: PSUny

As Kind of a “Welcome to the Neighborhood”

Hispanic guy to tall guy passing by: Pssst!
(tall guy turns head without stopping)
Tall guy
: No, thanks. (keeps walking and Hispanic guy starts following him)

Hispanic guy: Psssssst!
(tall guy stops at door, opens it)
Hispanic guy
: Oh, you live here. I live over there. Why don't you let me suck your dick?


–35th & 9th

Overheard by: Brad

Wednesday One-Liners Keep It Real

Young woman: I don't think hepatitis was a real disease.

–Prospect Park

Overheard by: Lawson Leong

Drunk girl eating "cheese fries" chips: These things don't even try to taste like real cheese. They taste like Chernobyl.

–St. Mark's Place

Overheard by: white horse

20-something girl screaming into cell, walking at high speed: I am fo real! I am fo real! I need to see revenge, I need to punch him in the face!

–14th & 1st Ave

Overheard by: Lola beatz

Tourists in rickshaw: Are the rocks real?

–Central Park

Overheard by: Philosopher


Maybe We Should Make Law Enforcement Illegal, To Bring Prices Up

Blind date boy: So how long was your ex on the job?
Blind date girl: Well, he’s been a cop for three years, but he still lives with his parents because of how little cops get paid.
Blind date boy: Cops get paid shit in the beginning.
Blind date girl: Well, he was making a lot more before, you know…
Blind date boy: Oh yeah, being a drug dealer.

–Austin St & 72nd Ave, Queens