Man: I’m in pain! Nurse, nurse!
Nurse, to herself: Dammit, nigga, I just fucking gave you morphine!

–Albert Einstein Hospital

Radiology nurse: I have been asked out before. But never while giving a barium enema!

–Radiology Medical Office, Brooklyn

Overheard by: Paper

Doctor on cell: I have to get oriented as to the location of those cadavers!

–3rd Ave, Near Cabrini Medical Center

Older doctor to younger doctor in a group: You actually tried to get a dermatology consultant to come in the middle of the night? That was pretty dumb. You know those guys wouldn’t get out of their Shea butter body wraps unless the world was ending.

–Kings County Emergency Room

Suit to lady friend: If you really wanted to smoke crack you’d go to the hospital!

–Nassau St & Ann St

Overweight girl to female friend: Wanna play gynecologist?

–St. Mark’s Place

Overheard by: Sarah Booz

Woman: And she’s dying from some disease.
Man: Well, is it a good disease?

–57th & 7th

Overheard by: ian

Woman #1: I heard your son started going to my son’s doctor.
Woman #2: Yeah, he has a great bedside manner… And he has a handlebar mustache, too, haha.
Woman #1: Yeah, so does my gyno.

–29th & 3rd

Overheard by: Jeffrey G.

College student #1, with Brooklyn meets Boston mystery accent: My uncle is a doctor. Well, he’s like a doctor. I mean he works in a hospital, but you know, once you work in a hospital for 15 years you might as well be a doctor cause you know it all by then, anyway. Well, he says that food comas are real. Yeah, you know, it’s like the cyanide in the turkey or something.
College student #2: I have no idea what you are talking about.


Overheard by: Dara

Woman: I told him I wasn’t opposed to dinner just because he’s had a vasectomy.

–Columbia University

Overheard by: Meister

Preppy guy: They took cartilage out of his ear and put it in my nose.

–Penn Station

Overheard by: Ladle

UES woman: I’m going to get my nails done, then get a colonoscopy in Queens.

–89th and Park

Overheard by: AeC and jRw

Woman on phone: Well, of course I got it removed
Woman: It hurt like hell.

–Elevator in the Hudson Hotel

Guy on phone, Nnoz done: Hts okay — it’s just routine anal surgery!

–Astor Place

Overheard by: Tam

Man: I need the number for an ear doctor.
Woman: An ENT?
Man: Yeah, an ENT.
Woman: Why? What happened?
Man: In ’86, I got hit in the head with brass knuckles.

–6 Train

Jewish girl #1: I got an ultrasound last week.
Jewish girl #2: I had an ultrasound once. I got to see my ovaries.
Jewish girl #1: How did they look?
Jewish girl #2: Really cute!

–F Train

Overheard by: forgotmyipod

Mother to noisy, restless son: You know what? As soon as we get home I’m calling your doctor. You’re going back on medication.
Kid, screaming: Nooo! [Spotting boarding passenger] Oh, he has a wrestling shirt! I want a wresting shirt!

–M101 bus

Overheard by: Glad it’s not my kid

Queer #1: I need to lose some weight for the summer.
Queer #2: When I was in the hospital I lost 10 pounds in three days. What you need is a good trauma to get you started.

–Houston & Sullivan

Overheard by: endo