Earnest side­walk poll­ster: Sir? Have you got a minute to talk about the san­i­ta­tion de­part­ment? Do you think it’s nor­mal?

–51st St & Lex­ing­ton

Over­heard by: jake‑e

Con­duc­tor, bend­ing down be­fore faint­ed man: C’­mon! Dude! What did I tell you be­fore? Get up and sit down and pass out in the seat like reg­u­lar nor­mal peo­ple. Peo­ple think you’re dead. Get up.

–Up­town 6 Train

Over­heard by: I guess not a nor­mal per­son

Girl, dur­ing His­to­ry of Is­lam class: Mir­a­cles show us what’s nor­mal and what’s, like, su­per above nor­mal.

–Hunter Col­lege

Woman, bend­ing down to ad­just child: You have to walk nor­mal­ly now–like a nor­mal per­son.

–Mu­se­um of Nat­ur­al His­to­ry

Nerd guy to friend: It would­n’t be child la­bor. You just hook them up to elec­trodes, con­nect them to the the pow­er grid, and have them play on the play­ground like nor­mal!

–Shut­tle to Times Square