Archive for the ‘Clothing’ Category

Wednesday One-Liners Get Too Big for Their Britches

20-ish chick on cell: But how can I be getting old? I just gave someone an over-the-pants handjob at a bar last night!

–Morningside Heights

Overheard by: Ladle

Bimbette on cell: … So I got downstairs and realized I wasn’t wearing pants!

–Barnard College

Overheard by: yeah happens all the time

Old lady to teen boy: … And so you wear girl pants?!

–10th & 5th

Overheard by: Steph

20-ish chick to dad: I don’t have Alzheimer’s — I just wear the pants.

–Schubert Alley

Overheard by: Kerry

Loud high school girl: She stood at the subway and was like, ‘Could I have two dollars for a metro card?’ And that’s how she bought a new pair of pants. She told [our teacher] that’s how she bought a new pair of pants, but I’m pretty sure it was for bud. She said it was for pants… But it was for bud.

–Manhattan-bound R train

Overheard by: Maggie

Well-dressed old lady: He wants to go somewhere, too — into your pants! Okay, that was childish.

–Columbia University

Overheard by: Ladle

Wednesday One-Liners Put Them on One Leg at a Time, Like Everyone Else

Woman to old lady: Put your shoes on so your pants don’t fall off.

–Ladies’ bathroom, Manhattan Mall

Guy: I wanna go to a zoo where all the animals are wearing pants.

–Prospect Park Zoo

Overheard by: Valerie Fasone

Tourist dad: Did you see that thing? It just went–Zip!–Right up his pant leg!

–23rd & 6th

Overheard by: Stephen Distinti

Older man on cell: OK, let me know what Margot says and let me know if my pants are there.

–Chinatown

Overheard by: Elise

Doctor to wife: I had a patient bleed on these pants today; should I wash them tonight?

–L Train

Overheard by: Jason

Suit #1 to suit #2: The first thing to come to my mind is: I have a girlfriend, she has a boyfriend, how can I get into her pants one last time?

–Downtown 4 train

Overheard by: Michael O’Connor

Teen girl on cell: So then he wanted me to go down on him and I said, "OK." He pulls down his pants, and let me tell you, girl, I could not stop laughing.

–Court & Atlantic, Brooklyn

Overheard by: Size always matters

Every Little Wednesday One-Liner Helps

Professor: Gods, these students. It’s like they just don’t get it, you tell them things and two minutes later they ask you the same thing. How did they get here? What are they going to major in? In "homelessness"?

–English Department, Hostos Community College

Well-dressed 20-something girl: Homeless people tell me to cheer up all the time!

–1 train

Rich woman #1, fixing rich woman #2’s scarf: [laughs] Oh my god, you look homeless!

–1 Train

Overheard by: sagehen

Well-dressed woman on cell: It’s just another Wednesday and I’m a bag lady.

–Columbia University

Overheard by: Ladle

Mother to her flock of children entering the train and then getting off: Run guys run, theres a homeless guy on that train! Run!

–F Train

Overheard by: yana

Go Back to Elsewhere!

Tourist lady #1: Oh, it’s worth paying the cab fare. I mean, the subway…well, after September 11th it’s just not safe, you know?
Tourist lady #2: You’ve ridden the subway before?
Tourist lady #1: No, it smells weird. –Hunt Valley bus Overheard by: Katie Cheek Prospective girl #1: OK, so tomorrow, let’s all wear our “I Heart NY” t-shirts.
Prospective girl #2: Yeah! And I can wear my Columbia sweatshirt over it! –Morningside Heights Toddler: Why is Jack-Jack’s name “Jack-Jack”? Why not regular Jack?
Mom: That’s just a nickname. I think his real name is just plain Jack.
Toddler: Can my nickname be Johann-Johann? –1 train Overheard by: Matt G