Hobo, pulling hot dog out of a bin, taking a bite, and throwing it straight on the footpath: This is a fucking vegetarian dog! –Astor Place Overheard by: Mike Ditz: I've become a vegetarian. Specifically, a Presbyterian. Like, you know, I eat fish and lobster… (friend nods knowingly) –Union Square Overheard by: wgoddessw Older woman getting out of the subway with a bike, singing: Vegan is the way, vegans are the best, vegans have better health, vegans have better sex. –Houston & Lafayette Overheard by: Carnivore Man to friend on bike: You're not a vegetarian anymore! Now you're a cannibal. –Tomkins Square Park Vegetarian: I'm vegetarian, but I still eat sugar. –Red Bamboo Overheard by: Matt Maciejewski
African American man at the top of subway stairs: You sound African. There must be something wrong with my Bluetooth. –Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall Five-year-old boy: Put the phone down, mom. Now. –Staten Island Ferry Overheard by: You go kid Guy on cell: I woke up with all these guys' numbers in my phone. (pause) No, I have no idea what happened. –LIRR Overheard by: Ladle Lady: I called you to tell you to stop calling. –Macy's
Girl on cell: Yeah, well, her sister is like the prettier version of her in that 'not having to try as hard, wear as much makeup, and do as much coke' kind of way. –Bowery Street NYU premed student: I live off of jelly beans and Doctor Pepper. (whispers) and cocaine. –NYU Student Center Overheard by: Steve Nerdy-looking guy: The cocaine I just bought is fair trade. –Brazen Head, Brooklyn Guy to friends: I don't even take Nyquil and you think I do cocaine? –Chinatown Overheard by: Samantha Crazy-looking blonde girl to boyfriend: I tried to throw it up, then realized I'd rather just do blow. –Greenpoint.
Older man on phone: No, seriously, do you have your tubes tied? I mean, I know I have grandchildren, but my oldest daughter is only 24 and I still want a boy. (pause) Don't lie to me! (pause) Just let me know on either my MySpace or Facebook. –Penn Station Overheard by: Sophia Suit: You know, it's like an electronic way to send a piece of paper. (pause) Well, if you have any more questions about this whole e-mail thing, you just give me a call. –14th St & 1st Ave Overheard by: Boyda Johnstone Mom on cell: I'm going to confiscate his computer and kick his ass! –103rd & Broadway Guy to date, about panama: Other than the internet, it's the most racist place I've ever been to. –Chavella's, Prospect Heights Overheard by: Ken Yapelli
Young woman to another: It's hard to convince your 52-year old boyfriend to go to your friend's 26th birthday party. –Central Park 40-something coworker to another, on her birthday: I just said "join the club." I did not say what club. –Midtown College girl, freaking out: Does anyone have a cellphone charger!? So I can find out what my friend did to me… On my birthday! –Ave. A & 6th St Girlfriend to boyfriend: Well, I'm not the one who wanted to go to Shamu's birthday! –42nd & 8th Overheard by: Barry
Drunk girl, getting on cab to go home: How much to take me to East 31st?
Drunk Girl: What?
Drunk girl: No!
Drunk girl: You have go to be kidding me!
Drunk girl: No! That is twice what it should be!
Drunk girl: Why are you trying to take advantage of me? Why are you trying to do that?
Drunk girl: No! No! No! Let me out! Let me out! Let me out of this cab, right now! –Avenue of The Americas
Girl #1, talking about old tv shows: Ohmigod, did you ever watch that show?
Girl #2: Umm… No.
Girl #1, enthusiastically: Me neither! –Bard High School Early College, Queens
20-something brother: Well, I'm hungry too, we can just go to a pub or something.
20-something sister: A pub?! Ugh… Can't we go to a real place, like IHOP? –W 34th St Overheard by: Phil