Archive for February, 2011

You're Every Bit As Pretty As Jim Carrey, Sweetie

Girl to friend: God, look at the moon tonight. It's so bright, like even too bright.
Friend: Yeah, it really is.
Girl: I feel like I'm in The Truman Show. Am I Truman? You would tell, me wouldn't you?

–SoHo

Overheard by: Lisa


…I Fucking Swallowed

20-something girl beaming about a gift: He went to Jared.
20-something friend: He got you a sandwich?
20-something girl, frowning: Girl, why you so damn stupid?

–Downtown C Train


Some People Get Way Too Into The Sims.

Woman #1, sobbing uncontrollably against wall: I swear if the shoe was on the other foot, I would be there for you.
Woman #2, very angry: Yeah, well, he was just my husband until a month ago!

–Jackson Heights

Overheard by: Clarence Eckerson Jr.


We Won't Always Be the Latest Ones on the Scene

Girl, walking past old-time dance: Look at those people in there. Do you think when we're those people's age we will do that?
Guy: Yeah probably, I wonder if it will be the same music that they dance to now?
Girl: Nah it'll probably be like … Jay-Z. (laughs)
Guy: (laughs)
Girl: And we'll have another couple there who are our archenemies that we compete with every week.
Guy: Yes! We have to have that life!

–E 17th St

Overheard by: Lisa


There's No Defense Against Kindness

Passerby to man: I know you! You're a good guy, man.
Man: You don't know me.
Passerby: I've seen you around here a couple of times.
Man: You don't know me!

–3rd Ave & St. Mark's

Overheard by: Katherine