(nurse with el­der­ly la­dy on wheel­chair comes against Asian Amer­i­can preg­nant woman with ba­by in stroller)
Nurse: Oh my, I’m sor­ry! (pulls back to let woman and child pass)
Asian Amer­i­can preg­nant woman: Oh, I’m sor­ry, I can…
Se­nile old la­dy: Get out of the way, chink!
(in­fant cries)
Asian Amer­i­can preg­nant woman: Ex­cuse me?
Nurse: Oh my god! I’m so sor­ry.
Se­nile old la­dy: Don’t apol­o­gize!
(nurse backs up and lets moth­er and child through)

–Wash­ing­ton Square Vil­lage

Over­heard by: zgold­berg