Girl on cell: Well you know, when in Rome. Who said that, was it Jesus? I think it was Jesus. –Penn Station Overheard by: Nathalie
Guy: Did you hear that the dude who shot the Pope got let go from jail?
Girl: Yeah, and the Pope forgave him and everything.
Guy: Wow, I totally want to shoot the Pope now!
Girl: Yeah, he’d probably be cool with it. –E train Overheard by: Gradie Smith
Older sister leading younger brother to sanctuary rail before mass: Now, you kneel down and you pray. Fold your hands like this (demonstrates) and now we pray. (begins murmuring “Our Father”)
Little brother (eyes sister anxiously, begins softly singing): A, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k, l…
Older sister: Are you praying?
–Jerome Ave & Morris Ave
Girl: Do you know if Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes will have a Scientology themed wedding?…I wonder what that would be like?
Guy: You probably kneel down on the altar after the vows, suck L. Ron Hubbard’s cock, and then pay him for it. –L train Overheard by: Aaron Booth
Pamphleteers: Take this pamphlet — we swear we aren’t fanatics!
Guy: I’m sure you aren’t, unlike those Jews for Jesus assholes.
Pamphleteer: We are from Jews for Jesus! [Guy walks away laughing.]
–St. Mark’s & 2nd
Overheard by: tired of those pamphlets
Guy: Yo, it’s not like a religion or nothin’. More like a nation, really. I’m tellin’ you, we got our own rules. We respect each other.
Girl #1: Are you sure it’s not a religion?
Guy: Nah. Like for example, if some guy tried to stab my friend, I’d jump in and take that blade for him. I’d do that for him.
Girl #2: That’s respect. –B Train Overheard by: Dominic
Gentile Yuppie: When I was in the synagogue, all of these girls kept on coming up to me and trying to pick me up–but they were all Jewish!
Young Yuppie: You’re such a third-generation American Jew. — 6th Avenue, West Village
Columbia University student #1: The most marginalized group on campus are the college Republicans
Columbia University student #2: No, it’s the Christians — Private get-together of Columbia students, East Village
Hipster Girl: Hipsterism was made for Jewish guys and Asian Girls. — Williamsburg