Archive for 2006

A New York Welcome — Blink, and You’ll Miss It

Black girl: Hey white girl, where is the party?
White girl: What? We don’t know.
Hispanic girl #1: Y’all know where all the parties are.
White girl: We are from Cali.
Black and Hispanic girls: Ohhhhh.
Long pause.
Black girl #1: Welcome.
Black girl #2: What the fuck are you, the welcome wagon?

–Times Square

She Said Stupid, Not Comatose

Teen girl #1: I am so in the mood to get drunk tonight…
Teen girl #2: Yea! Tonight is such a good drunk night.
Teen girl #1: I can’t wait to be drunk!
Teen girl #2: I can’t wait to be stupid!
Teen boy: You guys say that every night. And have I gotten into either of your pants? No.

–Penn Station

Her People Love Fashion at a Bargain

Older woman: Excuse me, miss?
Younger woman: Yeah?
Older woman: Your veil, your burqa is very beautiful. I didn’t know your people were allowed to wear it in bright colors.
Younger woman: It’s not a burqa, it’s a poncho. I’m Jewish. It’s for the rain. I got it at TJ Maxx.

–53rd & 7th

Overheard by: Pam