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