Archive for 2006

Or Your Mar­ket Val­ue Is­n’t High Enough

Teenage girl #1: I to­tal­ly learned some­thing at Coney Is­land the oth­er day!
Teenage girl #2: Yeah?
Teenage girl #1: If you are walk­ing on a side­walk in Coney Is­land with a boy, and he has you walk­ing clos­est to the street, that means he wants to sell you.
Teenage girl #2: Sell you?
Teenage girl #1: Yeah, but it on­ly works in Coney Is­land. Joel told me. He was walk­ing clos­est to the street. I think he re­al­ly likes me!

–Q train, Brook­lyn

Over­heard by: jesse

Sav­ing Them­selves for Mar­riage?

Teen boy #1: Well, it’s too bad once they have their clothes off you can’t get rid of them.
Teen boy #2: Oh, well I’d be like, “Bitch, what do you think you’re do­ing? You beast!“
Teen boy #1: Yeah, I guess you can do that. Just like get them naked and then an­a­lyze their bod­ies, and then dis­miss them.
Teen boy #2: Ex­act­ly!

–86th & 19th, Brook­lyn

Over­heard by: kel­ly

Just When You Think Hu­man­i­ty Is One Species

Black woman #1, look­ing at the Time Warn­er Cen­ter: I haven’t been in there yet. But you know it’s not for us.
Black woman #2: Why did they put a J Crew in there? J Crew ain’t nev­er got noth­ing.
Black woman #1: I know. If any­thing, they should have put a Kohl’s. They got Kohl’s in there?

–Up­town M7 bus

Over­heard by: Al­ways lis­ten­ing to oth­er peo­ple’s con­ver­sa­tions