Archive for 2011

So in the Q Train, All You Can Do Is Wait

English girl #1: We need to get to Penn Station! Why isn't this train going any faster!?
English girl #2: Yeah, I thought this train would go faster than the other train.
English girl #3: Oh! I get it! It's the 1 train because it stops every one stop, and the 2 train stops every two stops, and like that, innit?
English girl #1: Oh, yeah.
English girl #2: That's so obvious now.

–1 Train

Overheard by: Ben

We're Sorry Our Submitter Had to See That

Woman #1 : I love the summer.
Woman #2 : Me too.
Woman #1 : Sandals make it easy to grow out my toes.
(woman #2 gives her a confused look, woman #1 directs attention to her foot which had overgrown toenails artfully painted as if it was long fingernails)

–A Train

Overheard by: Jason

Where Love and Need Are One

Gypsy cab driver: Hey, this your first time in New York?
Passenger: No, but it's the first time I've missed a flight.
Gypsy cab driver: Cool, well, look out for cops for me, would you?
Passenger: Sure–looks like the emergency lane is doing you well.

–Interstate from JFK to LGA Airport

Overheard by: Jennie

Paradoxically, He's a Major Douchebag.

Asian chic on the train: My major is sociology.
Guy hitting on the Asian chic: Wow, sociology was my minor!
Friends, in chorus: Hey, almost anything you do you in your life is kinda minor!

–LIRR

Overheard by: geddanyc

Raise Your Hand If You're Hoping They Get Mugged.

Boyfriend, imitating Middle East accent: My queen, I'd like to build a school in this country.
Girlfriend, imitating Middle East accent: A school for what, my king?
Boyfriend, imitating Middle East accent: A school to teach Americans how to parallel parking.

–Statue of Liberty