Frazzled mother to young child: Hurry. Hurry. Look, the monster is going to get you if you don’t walk faster!
Mother to small child: If you eat your two pieces of chicken, I’ll give you a raisin.
–College Point Shopping Center
Overheard by: Yesenia
Mom speaking to son: Sweetie, do I look like a eggbeater?
Woman on bus to child with large hearing aid: Sit down properly! Are you listening to me?
Overheard by: Rose Fox
Mother to whiny toddler: I can’t listen to you anymore! I fear for both of us.
–15th St & University Place
Overheard by: Sarah M.