Archive for 2020

Designer Wednesday One-Liners

Yuppie mom to daughter trying to pet duck: Melissa! The ducks don't want you touching their heads. Actually, as a rule of thumb, don't touch bird's heads, any heads… I don't want to get a complaint that you've been patting someone's head!

–Pond, Prospect Park

Yuppie clad in yoga outfit: Yeah, but here's the thing: I actually think coconut water tastes like shit.

–25th & Lexington

Overheard by: (me too, but I've never admitted it)

Yuppie girl: And I said to her, 'I'm not racist. My best friend is black.'

–110th & Amsterdam Ave

Overheard by: ROTIROLL

Yuppie guy: So I went back, but all there was was a door labeled "wc," and I assumed that meant women and children…

–Carmine St

Overheard by: Rose Fox

She Blinded Wednesday-One-Liners with Science

Teen thug: You know, if you put’em on hot they dry faster. On hot the clothes dry faster.

–Kingsland Ave & Jackson Ave., Willamsburg

Overheard by: confabulation nation

Hipster on cell: She thinks the entire world revolves around her. What is she, the sun?

–Union Square

Would-be physicist: Did you ever hear of magnetic repulsion? Because I swear to god that door has an eastern pole or something.

–Walgreens Drugstore, Union Square

Overheard by: kbot

Guy: So, you’ve dissected cats before?

–Lafayette & Centre St

Overheard by: Janelle

Loud chick: So I was looking on the Internet to learn more about our planet and biodiversity and shit, and there’s like five more extinctions supposed to happen! You know, like the dinosaurs and shit!

–Ray’s Pizza, E Houston

Overheard by: just visiting!

Soccer mom: He has had some really hard social studies stuff… Like why the seasons change and the how the earth moves around the sun.

–Warren Fields, Murray & West Side Highway

Overheard by: Soccer Nanny

They’ve Got Their ‘Good Barista / Bad Barista’ Act Down to a Science

Foreigner: Excusa me, sir, I get the milk, yes?
Barista #1 holding steamed milk: No. You ordered a Doppio. You don’t get no milk in a Doppio.
Foreigner, holding drink out to Barista #1: But the milk?
Barista #1, cradling milk: No! You don’t get no fuckin’ milk! Order a fuckin’ latte, and then I’ll give you some of this milk! You can pour yourself some of that stale shit from over there, but you don’t get none of this milk!

Barista #2 grabs cup and pours the customer some milk.

Barista #2 to Barista #1: Shit, this ain’t Valentine’s Day — don’t you get emotional. It’s some other holiday. Hell, it’s Christmas. [To customer] Here you go, sir! Merry Christmas!

–Starbucks, St. Marks & 3rd Ave

Oh, and Speaking of Assholes …

Guy #1: Dude, are you okay? You look exhausted.
Guy #2: I am. My life is so weird right now.
Guy #1: Still working on the divorce?
Guy #2: That’s pretty much finalized, actually. It’s this girl I started seeing last week.
Guy #1: Wait, you’re dating that hot Russian chick?
Guy #2: Yeah, Svetlana*. She’s a total nympho — I haven’t slept in days. She won’t leave my crotch alone. Plus, whenever we’re going at it she keeps calling me ‘Master.’ It’s fucked up.
Guy #1: You just lost any chance at sympathy, asshole.

–D train