Guy: I really hate it when people mop my feet. I am Jamaican, after all. –Bryant Park Overheard by: Stephie Russell
Woman upon seeing a Mariachi band walk by: Why do they have tambourines on their legs? — Manhattan
Effeminate guy on cell phone: …And we don’t want any fat German ladies
in the house. –Post office, 23rd and Lex Overheard by: Megan Buckley
Yuppie: People at South Africa talk so much less racist than in NY. Everyone tells many more racist jokes in New York than in South Africa. –Sutton Place
Black kid: Miss, buy some candy to support my school’s basketball team.
Indian woman: No thank you.
Black kid: Man, you people don’t buy nothing. But you sure speak good English. –40th St. & Lex.
Old lady (looking directly at Hispanic woman and her baby): They don’t speak English and they don’t wanna learn. They just want pay from America. They hate our guts.
[to baby]: Give your Mommy a kiss! –B6 Bus, Brooklyn
Young man in Vancouver: “It’s so hard to meet anyone here who is Jewish!”
Deli guy (to another deli guy): He’s got a shrimp salad sandwich too. Here, I’ll mark the paper for you so you don’t get confused. I know your brain, it don’t work so good. Do you want me to write it in Mexican or in English?
Black Girl: Yeah, it’s like some Irish guy waving a British flag around.
Spanish Girl: Why you gotta be saying that? How do you know half my family ain’t Irish?
Black Guy: You want politics, you want diversity? L.E.S., baby, L.E.S., is where it’s at! –Karma, 1st Ave. Overheard by: Tibbie X
Artist: Where are you from?
Artist: Shalom. –SoHo