Archive for 2009

Plus I Had to Be Bedrid­den and Quar­an­tined Every Time I Got My Pe­ri­od

Old woman with hus­band, rem­i­nisc­ing: When I was younger I had an art de­gree from Coop­er Union, had a fan­tas­tic graph­ic de­sign job. I had a great ca­reer go­ing for my­self. And then guess what hap­pened.
20-some­thing girl: You got mar­ried?
Old woman, shocked: No! How old do you think I am? That we’re from the 1800s? (pause) Com­put­ers. That’s what hap­pened.

–Times Square

Over­heard by: RCS

Tyger Tyger?

Ditzy blonde #1: How was your night?
Ditzy blonde #2: It was good. I just saw a guy’s face catch on fire!
Ditzy blonde #1: Ohh­hh!
Ditzy blonde #2: It was crazy cuz I had just, like, used that same lighter and then it like, burnt his eye­brows off.
Ditzy blonde #1: Ohh­hh!
Ditzy blonde #2: That’s the third per­son I saw get burned in the face this week!
Ditzy blonde #1: Ohh­hh, no!.
(si­lence as they eat piz­za for a minute)
Ditzy blonde #2: Speak­ing of which, do you know who else was burned in the face?

–6th St & Ave A

Over­heard by: Ash­ley