College girl eying set of six multicolored vibrators: Man, I wish I had six friends to give this to!

–Sex Shop, SoHo

Overheard by: It's not what you think!

Older female suit on cell: Wish in one hand and piss in the other and see which hand fills up first!

–45th St & Lexington

Overheard by: isonomist

Obese black woman: I wish I had a British accent.

–R Train

Overheard by: Jon A.

Black teenage girl to her friend: I wish I were Indian or Spanish or something! Or you know, like Italian…

–92nd St & 59th Ave

Loud older white lady: Tina, I just found out today: I have to get two rounds of chemo. I can't believe this … I wish I was dead. I have nothing in this life. Nothing! The way people have treated me, especially people in Soho, not coming to me for readings. The only person who I love is little Sylvan. She's the only one. I could be with her 24 hours a day. That's how much I love her. But I just wish I was dead! Dead! Okay, well, Tina, call me back.

–M21 Bus

Overheard by: Stephie