20-something woman to man: You’ve never been arrested? I have never met anyone that has not been arrested!
–Le Charlot Restaurant, Upper East Side
Angry guy on cell: If you ever send e‑mail to my family again, I will wait outside your apartment door! (pause) I got arrested! I spent Thanksgiving in jail!
–11th & University
Overheard by: MissPinkKate
Man in US Correctional Services jacket to another looking around hectically in a large crowd: Make sure we don’t lose him!
Chubby well-dressed black dude to skinny white geeky friends: Time in prison can be good for the soul!
Overheard by: MissMae
Guy on cell: Yeah man, she’s like a young girl, and she’s driving me nuts. It’s like always a fight with her. I mean, she’s so young, yo… But yeah, I mean, she’s a sweetheart. I mean, she’s a good girl. So young. Like, we’ve been together for 7 months and that ain’t nothing to me, but to her it’s a big deal. And I’m all like, shit, I’ve been in jail for longer than 7 months, you know, so I don’t know what she’s bitching about. I don’t need her to make me miserable. I can make myself miserable.
Overheard by: Meaghan
Fran Drescher sound-alike: What’s wrong with you? Don’t applaud, I’m going to jail!
–Eight Mile Creek, Mullberry Street
Overheard by: Adam Nathan