Archive for the ‘Ethnic Food’ Category

A Smor­gash­board Of Wednes­day One-Lin­ers

Woman to man: I know! I don’t fry any­thing. I don’t even fry my food any­more.

–47th & 6th

Over­heard by: A very dis­turbed News­bun­ny

Old Jew­ish woman to hus­band hold­ing restau­rant left­overs: It’s a sin to waste that food. You could send it to Is­rael!

–Up­per West Side

Over­heard by: What a waste!

Prep­py guy: At least *I’m* not the one mo­lest­ing fic­tion­al ce­re­al pitch­men.

–Park Slope, Brook­lyn

Over­heard by: La­dle

Girl on cell, talk­ing loud­ly: I don’t know what I want, but what­ev­er I want, I want French fries with it.

–John St

Prep­py girl on cell: Do they study eggs? (pause) Eggs! (pause) Do they study eggs?

–Times Square

Fe­male new stu­dent to boyfriend: You have to stop with this whole bur­ri­to-is-a-dick thing.

–6th Ave & 13th St

Over­heard by: Catie

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