Archive for the ‘Family Ties’ Category

Yes.

Loud mother: So that's what this is about? Really?
Unhappy young son: (looks down, says nothing)
Loud mother: Really? That's what this is all about? An orange drink! This is all because of an orange drink?
Unhappy son: (looks down, says something barely audible)
Loud mother: I'm overreacting? You think I'm the one who is overreacting??

–Union Square Park

Overheard by: tycho anomaly

Wednesday White-Liners

Girl on cell: You raised me around drug addicts, and now they’re the only people I like… I don’t do drugs, I’m just drawn to the addicts!

–28th & Park

Guy: If you rub the gerbil in Vaseline and then dip it in cocaine, it just slips right up there.

–The Village

Chick: That’s what happens when you sniff baking powder — anyone would be shaking…

–LIRR

Overheard by: tanechka

Girl on cell: I know! I really need to stop calling my mom when I’m on coke.

–Waverly & Broadway

Overheard by: Spends 40K To Hear This Shit

Security guard to another: Just keep your eyes peeled, man… That’s the third crack pipe we’ve had in here in two years.

–ABC Carpet & Home store, 18th & Broadway

Overheard by: Shadey

Chick: Well, I was supposed to be a part-time barista, but I was actually a full-time coke-head.

–Sullivan St, Soho

Man to entire train: It’s hard to tolerate you, because you would have been nothing but a drug dealer in the ’80s!

–6 train

Overheard by: xan

Wednesday One-Liners Have I None, but This Man’s Father Is My Father’s Son

40-ish Jewish guy to another: Oh, guess what? My paternity test from the Bahamas came back negative, so that was good news.

–Madison Square Garden

Overheard by: Surfer Dude #1

Guy to girl: Oh, don’t! No! Don’t even think about pulling the ‘My dad committed suicide’ card! Not here, not now. It’s not fair!

–NYU

Hawker: Good morning! AM New York! Good morning! You are the father!

–50th & Broadway

Overheard by: Bronx Thomas O’Connor

Little girl: Look! Horse poop! Horse poop! My daddy’s allergic to horse poop!

–Central Park

JAP: When he told me what his father did for a living I felt a little pang in the snobby part of my heart.

–86th & Amsterdam