Female coworker: I just don’t think I’m looking in the right places to meet guys.
Jappy coworker: Just get a group of girls together, and go to services at B’nai Jeshurun, I hear it’s a meat market on Shabbat.

–Upper West Side

Overheard by: Melissa

JAP #1, after #2 took her picture: Ugh! Doesn’t the camera add 50 pounds?!
JAP #2: No, I changed it so it wouldn’t do that anymore.


Overheard by: Jesus Jon

NYU JAP #1: So, like, do you want to go get margaritas tonight?
NYU JAP #2, grimacing: Ugh. I’m, like, still nauseous. If you, like, say ‘margarita’ again, I might throw up.

–University & Waverly

JAP #1: Oh my gawd, I have so many papers to write for school!
JAP #2: My friend is going to Parsons. She’s not even that talented.
JAP #1: I’m so bad at writing papers. You know what I do? I find something someone else said. Something that I like…and then I just change the words.

–R Train

Cute JAP talking about all the stuff she gets: I don’t need a man, I have my mom.

–Rare View Bar

Overheard by: white guy

Blonde girl to male friend: Listen, John. Fifteen minutes, your mom. Fifteen minutes, your mom.

–R Train

Annoying 40‐something new mom: A good mom always has a diaper in her pocket!

–Barnes & Noble, 18th & 5th

Overheard by: I Am McLovey

Coworker: I got a bootleg mother.


Window‐shopping tourist to wife: Look, honey! It’s the dress your mother wore when they buried her!

–Union Square

Overheard by: CJ

Guy: I go over to the house for Mother’s Day and she yells at me for not calling her for Mother’s Day like my brother did. So I go outside and call her from my cell and say “happy Mother’s Day!” and she yells at me for being an idiot.

–37th & 7th

JAP: I did the whole Manhattan/Long Island/Westchester Jew thing this year.
Guy: How’d that work out?
JAP: I think I’m going to cut that phase in my life.


Overheard by: A. Pincus

Headline by: Still got my original nose.

· “By Which I Mean the Inside Of My Thigh” — Tadzio
· “I Realized I Can Keep the Sense Of Entitlement Without All That Extra Work.” — stoobydoo
· “I Think Hitler Tried That Already.…” — Sarah Booz
· “I’ll Tell the Guy Who’s Ghost‐Writing My Autobiography Later Today” — Louis
· “JAP Code for I Was Slutty and Need an Abortion” — Casual Observer
· “Sort Of a “Lifestyle Bris”” — Chris

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JAP #1: It’s like, I don’t know if I’m that into him, but I could use a nice meal.
JAP #2: Is he into you?
JAP #1: I don’t know, he’s like, “Let’s do dinner and…whatever.”

–Fresh Bites, 57th & 6th

Tourist: Oh my god! That’s Maggie Gyllenhaal. She’s like, actually walking down the street!

–Magnolia Bakery

Overheard by: Jessica Blackshear

JAP: Do not mention that freaking African queen and her recycled husband!

–The Prime Grill, 49th Street

Twentysomething woman on cell: I’m gonna be late because I had to walk Drew Barrymore’s dog.

–in front of American Apparel, 7th Ave

Chick #1: It’s wearing off.
Chick #2: Oh my god, it looks so good though.
Chick #1: Yeah. Botox really works.
Chick #2: My mom doesn’t need that but she really needs a neck lift.

–Sarabeth’s (East), Madison Avenue 

JAP #1: If you had the chance to hold a monkey, but you had to pay, like, five dollars for it, would you do it?
JAP #2: Oooh, uh‐uh. Ain’t no monkey worth five dollars of my time.

–Central Park Zoo

Overheard by: sarah+ryan