Dorks, Geeks and Nerds

Dorky bookstore guy: Teaching is like the biggest safety net of all.
Cute dorkette: You're my safety net!
Dorky bookstore guy, seeing her: Aw, you're my safety net.

–The Strand, Broadway & 12th St

Overheard by: Ian

Loser: You know something? I like to stick ice together.

–Quizno’s, St. Mark’s Place

Guy #1: Oh man, they have the old GI Joe figures for sale on this site.
Guy #2: Oh shit, really? That’s awesome.
Guy #3: Yo, what site are you guys looking at?
Guy #4:

–Starbucks, 7th between 49th & 50th

Overheard by: Jon

Nerdy teen: Dude, I really want to see what Lord Voldemort looks like in the movie.
Friend: Yeah, man. I really want to see Lord Voldemort get naked.
Nerdy teen: Oh, yeah. Me, t– What?


Girl: I always thought those things were called life-savers!

–UA movie theater, Union Square

Overheard by: braun bowery

Friendly old lady: Did you see the way your dog greeted me outside? Stood right up on its hind legs to say hello! Such a sweet animal!
Middle-aged computer geek: Yes, he likes to socialize. I’m working. Enjoy.

–Starbucks, Broadway & 70th St

Overheard by: Susan Volchok

Yuppie: I was just teaching the scientific method to my students.
Nerd: Oh, so you teach them induction and deduction?
Yuppie: [long pause] The students aren’t that smart so I don’t teach them big words like those.

— Party, Manhattan

Nerdy, middle-aged Jewish man: Um, you’re dripping on me.
Middle-aged jock: No, I’m not.
Nerdy, middle-aged Jewish man: Yes, it’s from your windbreaker.
Middle-aged jock: You moron. You fucking moron.

–1 train, UWS

Overheard by: Beth

Big black man: It’s ok, I’m not a gangsta!
Nerdy white kid: Neither am I!

–Times Square

Nerd #1: From the way you talk about LISP, I think you went to MIT. Did you?
Nerd #2: Yes, I did!

— Union Square Park