Archive for March, 2012

Coincidence?

Teenager getting on b44: Look, there's another bus coming!
Older male relative: That's the q35!
Teenager: You're 35!

–Nostrand Ave.

Overheard by: Someone eating slim jims


A Hobo Told Me!

Seven-year-old girl pointing at tracks: See, that's the first rail, and then that's the second rail, and then it's the third rail. That one is electrified and if you touch it, you will die.
Shocked mother: How do you know that?

–34th St Herald Square Subway Platform


Rip Van Winkle Was Astonished to Hear It

Chick-Fil-A employee: 's up, homes?
African-American student: Did you just call me 'homes'?
Chick-Fil-A employee: (looks perplexed)
African-American student: Sorry, that's just not my life… It's 2012, man!

–NYU Chick-Fil-A

Overheard by: waaaat


…To Their Slaves

Male student: I mean, what if the South had won the civil war? Do you think things would be different?
Female student: Two countries sharing one continent? Yeah. Some things would have to be different.
Male student: But, like, what, though?
Female student: I don't know. Nothing major probably. They'd still be speaking English.

–Barnes & Noble, Union Square


Wednesday One-Liners Run Into Carmen Sandiego

Tourist to wife: I just don't understand! Where are we?!

–Times Square

Panicking tourist to security guard: Where's Rockefeller Center? We're looking for Rockefeller Center.

–Lobby of One Rockefeller Plaza

Overheard by: Cung

20-something girl to friend: We should learn to read maps. We live in New York City. It's so simple. We should learn to read maps.

–Union Square

Overheard by: Katherine

Man to woman, walking: It's Broadway and 6th, but I don't know where that is.

–Broadway & 6th