Fraz­zled moth­er to young child: Hur­ry. Hur­ry. Look, the mon­ster is go­ing to get you if you don’t walk faster!

–Queens Mall

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?

–Wa­ter­side Plaza

Woman on bus to child with large hear­ing aid: Sit down prop­er­ly! Are you lis­ten­ing to me?

–M23 Bus

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.