Archive for the ‘Ethnic Food’ Category

One Life to Wednes­day One-Lin­er

Five-year-old boy to fa­ther: Is this an im­por­tant life les­son?

–14th & 6th

Over­heard by: A

Young Asian man to woman ig­nor­ing him: Hey, let’s go get a falafel. Hey, hey–you live around here of­ten?

–Union Square

Over­heard by: ser­e­na

Woman, throw­ing Mc­Nuggets at man: Get the fuck out of my life!

–Times Square

Over­heard by: El­liot

Fran­tic crazy guy: I’m gonna go have a seat in Star­bucks and get my life to­geth­er!

–6th Ave & 25th St

Over­heard by: tbomb

Suit on phone: Well that’s life, you screw peo­ple over and then you go to the Ba­hamas.

–Train in­to Penn Sta­tion

What’s That Sup­posed to Mean?

Obese Mid­west­ern tourist: So are we gonna go get that falafel thing?
Oth­er Mid­west­ern tourist: Well, if we’re gonna go to Hoot­ers we don’t need to get the falafel thing.
Obese Mid­west­ern tourist: Why not? I could eat both.
Oth­er Mid­west­ern tourist: Do you know what a falafel thing is?
Obese Mid­west­ern tourist: It’s like ice cream.
Oth­er Mid­west­ern tourist: Oh, re­al­ly? I thought that was gela­to.
Obese Mid­west­ern tourist: No, dum­b­ass.
Oth­er Mid­west­ern tourist: Okay, well I guess you’d know…

–7 Train

Over­heard by: Caitlin

I’ve Par­layed It In­to a Lu­cra­tive Mod­el­ing Ca­reer

Cus­tomer: I love your fries, I’m so ad­dict­ed.
Cashier: Have you tried any­thing else on our menu?
Cus­tomer: Ac­tu­al­ly, I’m al­ler­gic to chick­peas, so, no.
Cashier: Oh, man, that sucks. Our falafel is so good!
Cus­tomer: Yeah…
Cashier: Well, hey, at least you’re not al­ler­gic to wheat.
Cus­tomer: Um…actually…
Cashier: Damn! How do you live like that?

–Taim , West Vil­lage

What’s Eat­ing Wednes­day One-Lin­ers?

NYU guy on cell: Hey dude, I just want­ed you to know that I left my bur­ri­to in your fridge. Yeah, I’ll come around next Tues­day to pick it up.

–South Street Sea­port

Over­heard by: Juli­um

Ro­tund old woman at les­bian hip­ster cafe: Give me a sesame bagel, pound it down till it’s flat, then toast it till it has a nice rich brown coat­ing. And please, a cof­fee with cream. Make it a nice tan col­or.

–Par­adise Cafe, 8th & 17th

Over­heard by: Se­bas­t­ian White

Mid­dle aged dad, yelling while cross­ing street with sons: I will learn to make Pad Thai!

–Union Square

Girl on phone: But se­ri­ous­ly, you give me good food, and there’s a pret­ty good chance I’ll have a thing for you.

–Union Square Park

Over­heard by: mol­ly

Man: You know, when I was 25 all I thought about was spend­ing the night at the Play­boy man­sion. And now I’m 35, and all I re­al­ly want to do is eat bar­be­cue.

–Hill Coun­try BBQ

Over­heard by: I’m just here for the ribs.