White girl: I hear you, sister. Why can’t I have genital warts just like everybody else?!
–Mambi, 177th & Broadway
Lady suit: He’s like, ‘There’s a new chemically-resistant strain of gonorrhea going around…’ He said it’s beginning to seriously affect his choice of lifestyle.
Chick on cell: Well, my mom has the clap and my dad has herpes, so I don’t know what that means for me.
–Graham & Conselyea, Brooklyn
Overheard by: imeyer
Lady on cell: I have had this cold for, like, two weeks now. I don’t know — maybe I have AIDS.
–28 bus, Flushing Main St
Woman on cell: It’s not AIDS. No, Mom, I don’t have gonorrhea, either. It’s just some STD — they just don’t know what yet.
–Bank of America, 86th & Lex
Overheard by: Visiting Bostonian
Office girl: … So I say to him, ‘I’m not the one who’s going around giving everyone herpes!’ And he said, ‘I don’t see how that affects either one of us!’ And at that point I snapped and just went off on him.
–47th & 3rd
Guy to girlfriend who stepped in huge, dirty puddle: Ewww, you just stepped in AIDS!
–W 4th St
Overheard by: Emily Leonard