Bum to man stum­bling while read­ing Ham­let: Yeah, that’s right, Ham­let. That’s what you get for killing Polo­nius that way, you son of a bitch.

–W 43rd

Over­heard by: Richard Har­ring­ton

Pi­ous woman: And when he said to take out our Bibles, I did­n’t know what to do. I did­n’t know it was BY­OB!

–18th & 10th

Over­heard by: Owen

Guy on cell: Yeah, I’m at ter­mi­nal four. Did you bring a dic­tio­nary? No? Oh, shit!

–Air Shut­tle, JFK

Over­heard by: Jess Mc­Gins

Guy: I to­tal­ly want to spoon with Amy Guth, but like, her nov­el is so fuck­ing weird she’d prob­a­bly have to kill me first.

–Sub­way plat­form, Colum­bus Cir­cle, 59th St

Over­heard by: Karen Birch­man

Fat la­dy: No, no, I was full when I got to the li­brary, and then — I was emp­ty.

–W 66th St

Over­heard by: Su­san Vol­chok

Old hip­pie on phone: Don’t wor­ry about how much time you have — I read this book on string the­o­ry that says time is just a hu­man con­struct and means noth­ing at all. [Pause] No, I won’t be able to make it there on time.

–Piz­za Place, Wa­ver­ly & Mer­cer

Over­heard by: Surfer Dude #1