Archive for 2009

We Like to Think Of It As Our Elephant in the Room

Woman #1: I did that walk once when the subway was out.
Woman #2: It’s good exercise. So, me and my friend decided that we need to exercise at least twenty minutes a day. For motivation, we decided that for each day we don’t get at least twenty minutes in, we will donate $10 to the Republican National Committee. It’s very motivating.

–Hudson & Houston

We Were Told There’d Be No Math on This Wednesday One-Liner

Girl on cell: I would have had to study way a lot more to do better on that exam.

–72nd St & Broadway

Student: I cheated on every test in that class…I even cheated on the survey!

–Brooklyn Tech

Overheard by: Liz

Guy: I can’t decide which song to listen to. (girls around him look at him quizzically) No, I normally listen to Van Halen’s Right Now before a test, but this is my first exam in law school, and I want to set a precedent.

–Fordham Law School Cafeteria, Lincoln Center

Overheard by: pumpkin

Guy on phone: Yeah, normally in these situations I’d knock on my head, but I need my brain for the test today, so I’m not going to pretend it’s wood.

–Ditmars & 31st St

Overheard by: Natalie

Student on phone: So what? I don’t care that they’re mad at me for getting pregnant again. I’ve got bigger things to deal with…two finals in one day.

–Fordham University, Rose Hill

Proctor: Okay, now don’t leave any of the answers blank, cause it will be wrong. If you don’t know, take a guess. It’s like lotto: “Hey, you never know.”

–New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Overheard by: Kristina

If You’re Wednesday and You Know It, Clap Your One-Liners!

Man: Is this the happy train? (no reply) Oh, this is the depressed train. Who wants spare change?

–N Train

Overheard by: ellen.

Big old Russian guy: So vhy you drink? You drink ven you are happy, and you drink ven you are sad. Me, I am either happy, or I am sad. So me, I am drinking all the time!

–Deli, 83rd & York

Overheard by: Zinny

Large woman on cell: I wanted to suck away your happiness, do you understand? I just wanted to suck it away!

–Grand Central Station

Girl on cell: Yeah, no. So then he pulls the rubber duck out of his (lowers voice) ass and says he loves me. Yeah, for the first time, I was so happy…

–B Train