Black female customer: “Forget it, girl you must be suffering from NIGligence” - At Au Bon Pain on 37th & 5th, when she just missed the 4-6pm half price baked goods by one minute, and the black female who worked behind the register would not let her buy them for half price
Chick: It’s the biggest Wal-Mart in Arkansas. That’s their claim to fame. –Tennessee Mountain, SoHo
Customer: Can I pay by debit?
Checkout Hippie: Yes. [laughter]
Customer: Why are you laughing?
Checkout Hippie: Because I thought what you said was funny.
Customer: OK… –Organic Market, East Village
Boy#1: So what are you going to do? Go to gospel choir practice or go shopping?
Boy#2: The sales are this week. God…is…forever.
Boy#1: …you may be going to Hell, but at least you’ll look good going. –East Village Overheard by: michi-L
Lowlife: I hate shopping.
Yuppie: You have to love it, because we really need to avoid this look. –W. 8th & Broadway Overheard by: Tibbie X
Shopper: Will you have spring shoes out next week?
Shopper: Spring shoes! Next week?
Shopper: Yeah, downstairs they told me you always have the next season’s shoes out one season ahead.
Shopper: Yes! Spring! Next week! –Macy’s Overheard by: Roxy Chanel McPink
Hasidic Jew: How much is this detergent?
Hasidic Jew: Never mind. I’ll put it back. –Rite-Aid, Bensonhurst
Superbubbly Woman: I’ll see you tomorrow! Which is Friday! And we’ll kick it up another notch!
Cashier: OK! –Bodega, 9th Ave & 36th Street
Woman: My dad controls all the money in the house, to the point where if my mom wants to go shopping she has to talk to him. She’d said, ‘You really need to go to the grocery. Your daughter only had a protein shake to eat today.’ He said, ‘Well, she needs to lose weight anyway.’ It’s crazy. That’s the kind of shit we had to deal with growing up. –29th & Park
Frantic hipster: Please tell me you have The Golden Girls on DVD!
Employee: Nope, we are all sold out.
Frantic hipster: Dammit! It’s sold out everywhere! What am I going to do? –Barnes & Noble, Chelsea Overheard by: Rehey11