Archive for 2010

Next Thing You Know There'll Be a Native American Princess!…Oh, Wait.

Black lady #1, looking at poster for The Princess and the Frog: The Princess and the Frog…
Black lady #2: She's black.
Black lady #1: Nawww. She ain't black.
Black lady #2: Yeah, she is.
Black lady #1: Naw! A Disney movie with a black person! That's not happening.
Black lady #2: No, really. I saw a preview for it. She's black.
Black lady #1: Wow… That's weird.

–Ziegfeld Theater

Overheard by: Willow

You'll Understand When You Have Wednesday One-Liners

Frazzled mother to young child: Hurry. Hurry. Look, the monster is going to get you if you don't walk faster!

–Queens Mall

Mother to small child: If you eat your two pieces of chicken, I'll give you a raisin.

–College Point Shopping Center

Overheard by: Yesenia

Mom speaking to son: Sweetie, do I look like a eggbeater?

–Waterside Plaza

Woman on bus to child with large hearing aid: Sit down properly! Are you listening to me?

–M23 Bus

Overheard by: Rose Fox

Mother to whiny toddler: I can't listen to you anymore! I fear for both of us.

–15th St & University Place

Overheard by: Sarah M.