Archive for the ‘Multiculturalism, Overheard Style’ Category

How Do You Know He Didn’t Go to College?

Blonde: Well, I want to visit that country where they speak African!
Redhead: Oh, you want to go to Africa to learn how to speak African? That is so cool.
Black businessman shaking his head: Africa is a continent, not a country, [sighs], and there is no language called ‘African.’

Black businessman departs at 34th Street.

Blonde: How’s he going to tell me that when we went to college and he didn’t? Plus, I heard President Bush call Africa a country in a speech.

–A train, 14th St

Overheard by: LDofHarlem

Wednesday One-liners Eat Churro

Woman on cell: Yeah, I have to go. I’m too distracted on the phone, and I don’t trust anyone in this terminal. People are speaking Spanish behind me, if you know what I mean. –LaGuardia

Don’t Hate Wednesday, Hate the One-Liners

Guy with headphones to passerby in the rain: I hate that umbrella! I’m gonna break that umbrella! I’m gonna knock that umbrella out of your hands!

–Union Square

Overheard by: Letting go of the umbrella

Teen boy to another teen boy
: I really hate my mom because she grounds me all the time, that’s why I got grounded.

–B44 bus, Nostrand Ave & Ave Y

Overheard by: o_O

: And so he was like, ‘Wanna go make out?’ and I was like, ‘Okay,’ so we did and that was fun or whatever, but I don’t know… We don’t actually like each other at all, we really can’t stand each other.

–The Tea Lounge, 7th Ave, Park Slope

Overheard by: mortalfool411

Black female after being insulted by a Black male clerk in a store
: I hate Black people.

–Graham Avenue, Brooklyn

: Fuckin’ guy, that fuckin’ attorney. I hate him. I hate ‘em all. Myself too, I shouldn’t have gone to law school. He probably hates himself, unless he’s too fuckin’ stupid to regret it. We’re all a bunch of miserable self-loathing fucks, nobody likes attorneys.

–J & R, Park Row

Crazy yelling bitch
: He’s a hater, I’m telling you he’s a fucking hater! What? No I fucking hate him.

–33rd & 8th

Overheard by: devila

Girl on cell
: What? With pills? Why’d he do that? Because everyone hates him?

–62nd & 2nd

Overheard by: Ralph