Skinny professor: John* [a chubby professor] and I started Weight Watchers together at the same time! –Hostos Faculty Dining Room Overheard by: glad she's leaving Skinny girl to clerk: Hi, do you have a soy-based, non-dairy substitute for heavy cream? –Whole Foods, Union Square Overheard by: office peon loves Thanksgiving food Girl ordering Coffee Coolatta with skim milk: I hope this tastes as good as it did when I was anorexic. Everything tasted good back then… –Dunkin Donuts, Bay Ridge Overheard by: allison Jewish grandmotherly type: Women with anorexia seem to have such strange eating habits. –Upper West Side Anorexic-looking girl: I want a tic tac. I'm hungry. –95th & 2nd
Anorexia: Come on baby, we gotta move.
Manboobs: Stop pulling me down, fat ass. –Penn Station
Anorexic #1: I didn't not eat for three days, I just didn't really…
Anorexic #2: Eat?
Anorexic #1: Yeah. –Columbus Circle Overheard by: the expeditor
Well-dressed girl #1: You know what?
Well-dressed girl #2: What?
Well-dressed girl #1: Throwing up at work really isn’t as bad as it seems. –Prince Street Chick #1: …so, I got these laxatives.
Chick #2: Did you take them?
Chick #3: No, but I never eat. I have, like, one orange a day. –Columbus Circle Girl: It might be time for anorexia. –Columbia University gym Overheard by: djlindee A woman can be heard vomiting in the bathroom. Maitre d’: Did she drink too much or is she just watching her weight? –Pastis, 9th Avenue Overheard by: Initials
Anorexic JAP on cell: …No money, so I stopped dating him.
Anorexic JAP, to hobo: Excuse me?
Hobo: Nice thighs — have another doughnut. –East Village
Fortysomething dude: Don’t tell me I don’t know about metabolism! I have known about metabolism my entire life. Metabolize yourself! –The Gate, Park Slope Overheard by: Moochy and D-Rock Girl on cell: I don’t want to talk about your eating disorder every fucking time we talk! –Penn Station Overheard by: mondo man
Dancer girl: I dunno, I mean, like, I wish they made a size like, triple zero, so I would have something to look forward to, y’know? –Central Park Man: Yeah, that’s how you gain weight: a backed-up colon. I cleaned mine out this weekend. –B54 Bus Overheard by: Alma Molato Old woman, very loudly, in the middle of the movie: Boy, is she skinny! –Movie theater, 86th Street b/w 2nd & 3rd Overheard by: The New York Crank Girl on cell: If bitch can’t afford to buy her own groceries, she can just get skinny! –Green Village Used Clothing, Bushwick Anorexic fashionista: Any self-respecting anorexic knows that! –Lincoln Center, 62nd & 9th Man on cell: You went to a party last night? Well, that means you have to do three hours tomorrow. And I want you to drink lots of water, but none of that crystal light crap. That is seven calories that you do not need. –Blockbuster, Broadway
Bulimic girl #1: I heard of this cleansing diet with lemonade and cayenne pepper.
Bulimic girl #2: Yeah, it gets rid of all the shit in your body. –Sushi Restaurant
Trendy female college student: I feel dizzy.
Twinkie male friend: Did you eat anything today?
Trendy female college student: No… but I looked at a picture of an English muffin yesterday and I'm still full.
Twinkie male friend: Hmmm. You're sure you're not hungry?
Trendy female college student: Eh… Can you get me a bagel? Not like a real bagel, but a picture of one? –V Train Overheard by: eating disorders arent funny
Chubby girl: I need to lose some weight before I go on vacation. What did you eat when you went on your three-day diet?
Anorexic girl: Uh…I didn't. –Union Square