Archive for 2006

Nice is for France

Tourist lady: Um, I have a non-train related question.
MTA guy: What?
Tourist lady: Is there a nice place to get some coffee or tea around here?
MTA guy: Yeah, outside.

–Grand Central

Overheard by: rod vanderlaan 

Announcement: Please be nice going on and off the escalators.

–Smith-9th Streets station

Overheard by: Fulcanelli 

Girl #1: I don’t understand why they gotta say “How you doin’ ” and “Have a nice day.”
Girl #2: They’re trying to be nice, stupid.

–KFC, 125th & 7th

Overheard by: Edwina P. Garza

The Brownshirts Bug Everyone

Guy #1: …he always wears the cheapest clothes but always has the most expensive sneakers!
Guy #2: Yo, white people bug me. They always wear crappy clothes, they be wearing green shirts, brown shirts…
Girl: But they always have nice cars, houses, they go on nice vacations. I’d rather wear cheap clothes and have a nice house and go on nice vacations.
Guy #1: You’re missing the point!

–N train

Overheard by: tanechka 

Because They Chose to Go to Boston

Tourist girl #1: Stop acting like a tourist!
Tourist girl #2: But I am a tourist!
Tourist girl #1: But it’s embarrassing.
Tourist girl #2: If you’re embarrassed over what a ton of people you’ve never seen before and never will see again think, you’re never going to have any fun. Tourists are allowed to act like dorks.
Tourist girl #1: Then why do you make fun of tourists in Boston?

–Doubletree Metropolitan Hotel, Lexington Avenue

The Bottom of His Class

Chick: I’ve already slept with 6 professors and it’s only two weeks
into the semester.
Guy: Tell me about it. I slept with this one prof last night…he really taught me a thing or two.

–4th & Mercer

Overheard by: Timothy Leary

Overheard in the Studio

Mark Riley: We only got two rubbers? What’s up?

The Overheard staff was on Air America Radio to tape an interview. A cell phone goes off. Our publisher checks his. Our editor checks his. The producer and the sound guy look at theirs. 

Mark Riley: Maybe it’s mine. Oh shit, it’s my wife!

He picks up.

Mark Riley on cell: …We’re filming I Love Lucy. What’s the problem?

–Air America studios, 20th & 6th

Overheard by: Thanks for having us!