Teenage guy: Dude, I just coughed up a little speck of blood. Do you think I could have another cigarette or is that a bad idea? –68th & Amsterdam Overheard by: Cully
Stewardess: Please keep all your bags underneath the seat in front of you, cause I’m the bag Nazi and I’ll come back and yell at you! –Plane, LaGuardia
Woman: Oh! That’s one of the books I want you to get for me.
Man: I’m not sure if they have it at the library. –Barnes & Noble, West Village Overheard by: Caren Lissner
Street Vendor: Hey, hey, hey man, jewelry blow out special. Everything a dollar. Buy something nice for your wife for the holidays. One dollar!
Businessman: A dollar? I’m not gonna buy my wife jewelry for a dollar.
Street Vendor: It’s the thought that counts. –57th and 8th Overheard by: Josh Caldwell
Lady: Let me get a half pound of ham, sliced thin,
Deli guy: Is this thin enough?
Lady: Yeah, so long as I can watch TV through it. –Bensonhurst
Bag check guy: I want your bag.
Comic book chick: Pardon?
Bag check guy: You know the rules. Give me your bag.
Comic book chick: Sorry, I didn’t know I had to check this.
Bag check guy: What did you think, that I’m just some crazy black man sitting up here harassing people?
Comic book chick: Could be.
Bag check guy: That’s true. –Forbidden Planet, 13th Street
Where: Wendy’s, Caesar’s Bay Mom Customer: “Can you exchange this Kid’s Meal toy for me? I need something for a girl to play with.”
Smoking hobo: Hey man, can I get a cigarette?
Smoking man: You're already smoking one.
Smoking hobo: Gotta plan for the future!
Smoking man: Now you wanna plan?
–12th St & 1st Ave
Overheard by: Jay
French tourist girlfriend, arguing with boyfriend: Do you think I'm not being serious?I can't take it anymore!
French tourist boyfriend, with constant little smile: Tu trouverais pas cela plus stylé d'aller au bord de l'eau? (“Don't you think it would be much nicer to go on the waterfront?”)
Overheard by: Tom
Random guy in car to four people trying to hail a cab: Hey, where are you going? I'll give you a lift.
Woman: Uh, no thanks.
Random guy: Really, anywhere you want to go, no problem.
Woman: We're fine. Thanks.
Random guy: Go fuck yourself! (zooms off)
–40th & Lexington
Overheard by: Rose Fox