Archive for 2006

We Also Call It ‘That Dude Is About to Be Robbed’

Little girl: Why is everyone sleeping on the subway?
Mom: They’re bored. Bored people sleep, read the paper, or listen to music. You see that guy over there, the one who’s sleeping and reading the paper? We call that multitasking.

–Manhattan bound N train

Overheard by: Multitasking on the N

It’s Like Catholics Who Get Divorced or Have Abortions

Shiksa girl #1: Oh, now I get it!
Shiksa girl #2: Get what?
Shiksa girl #1: Jews for Jesus. See, Jews don’t usually believe in Jesus, but these ones do.
Shiksa girl #2: That totally makes sense. That’s why they’re called “Jews for Jesus”!
Jewish dude: They’re not Jews. They’re Christians.
Shiksa girl #2: But it says “Jews for Jesus”!
Jewish dude: If you believe in Jesus, you aren’t a Jew.
Shiksa girl #1: I don’t get it.

–Uptown 1 train

Overheard by: Lauren Lerner

If Only He Could Remember It

Black customer: Hey, let me get that one. [Points at menu]Black employee: Which one?
Black customer: That one. [Points again]Black employee: Do you mean the smokehouse beef brisket?
Black customer: Yeah, the one in the picture.
Black employee, sighing: Black people!
Black customer: What? I’m not black. I’m Spanish!
Black employee: No you’re not. Prove it. Say something in Spanish.
Black customer: Como estas?
Black employee: See, you’re not Spanish.
Black customer: My name is Spanish.

–Quizno’s, 12th & Broadway

His Parents Are Being Kind; Her Master’s Is in Business Administration

Skater dude #1: I am mad smart, yo. My parents won’t even tell me my IQ. It’s so high they’re afraid to.
Skater dude #2: I seriously doubt that, man.
Skater dude #1: No, my sister’s way smart. She’s getting her Master’s degree, and my parents told me mine was higher than hers.
Skater dude #2: Dude, she could be smart but you could totally not be. It skips a generation.
Skater dude #1: Not in my family it doesn’t.

–3rd St & 1st Ave

Overheard by: eiaboca