30-some­thing girl to friend: If I was a bet­ting woman, I’d bet… (pause) Well, I mean I just would­n’t bet. I’m not a bet­ting per­son.

–77th & Colum­bus

An­gry black woman: I’m black­er than the ace of spades… So play your trump card!

–6 Train

Woman on cell: Well, at least I can’t gam­ble in Man­hat­tan.

–La­Guardia Air­port

Kid cross­ing the street, ag­gres­sive­ly to old­er broth­er: Don’t ver­bal­ly pok­er me!

–5th Ave & 58th St

Over­heard by: Tra­cy