Mom to seven-year-old crossing street: Be careful, dear. You don’t want to get run over or we can’t have sushi.
–78th & Amsterdam
Cute girl halting before crossing into oncoming traffic: Okay, perhaps we should not die today.
–42nd & 8th
Overheard by: Traffic
Father to son running towards intersection: Remember! A foot in the street means a foot in your ass!
–57th & 4th, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
Chick zig-zagging across street: I just cannot get down with manholes! Scary, scary manholes. I try to avoid them at all costs.
–83rd & Broadway
Bored cop on megaphone: Please walk on the sidewalk. Stop walking in the middle of the street… Stop walking in the middle of the street. Use the sidewalks… See how you’re on the black pavement? You want to be on concrete. See the cars trying to run you over? That’s ‘vehicular traffic.’ Get out of its way.
–Next to Radio City Music Hall
Boyfriend following jaywalking girlfriend: That’s illegal. [She ignores him.] That’s illegal!
–6th & 4th, Park Slope
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