Security Guards

Small Asian girl, crying on cell phone: Where are you guys?
Security guard: No talking on cell phones!
Asian girl: But… But I lost my friends.
Security guard: And no crying either!

–The Met

White student: I can’t believe you guys gave my ID to another person!
Security guard: Yeah, I’m really sorry. I wish there was a better system for doing this.
White student: Yeah, they should have all the Asian kids in a separate directory, because they all have the same last names.

–23rd & Lex

Overheard by: Darren Montalbano

Security guard: You’ll have to sit up, there’s no slouching allowed on these chairs.
Girl: What?
Security guard: If you don’t stop slouching you’ll have to leave.

–Time Warner Center, 3rd floor

Overheard by: Suzanne Cunningham 

Old man wearing suspenders #1: That’s a great pair of suspenders.
Old man wearing suspenders #2: Thanks. I had a heckuva time getting them.
Library security guard: Sir, please lower your voice.

–New York Public Library, 34th & Madison

Security guy: Ma’am, please step into the back of the store.
Chick: But why?
Security guy: Don’t make this harder on yourself.
Chick: But why?
Shopgirl: They do make it harder on themselves, don’t they?
Chick: Fuck you!

–Sephora, Spring & Broadway 

The Wasteland Of Wednesday One‐Liners

Guy to security guard: We’re not fucking tourists, man, we’re just trying to get back to our home in Jersey.

–Port Authority

Overheard by: Confabulation Nation

Metrosexual guy: There are two kinds of people I will never, ever, date. One are people who are culturally ignorant. The second is people from New Jersey.

–45th & 5th

Overheard by: Mr. Pink

Proper British woman to loud drunk guy: Go back to Jersey!

–BB King Concert, Christ United Church

Overheard by: bb

Uptight 40‐something white guy: I can’t wait to get safely back in New Jersey!

–A Train

Overheard by: JoshBob

Cleaner: What a pair of tits on that girl! That’s why we go to war, that’s why we’re in Iraq!

–Service Elevator, Lexington & 41st St

Overheard by: Nicky

Annoying chick, about John McCain: I mean, he was a POW because he fucked up!

–Shea Stadium

Overheard by: megan

Security guard, breaking up fight during peace march: You can’t fight at the peace march! You can’t fight at the peace march!

–143 & Malcolm X

Woman to screaming three‐year‐old: And that’s why you have to register to vote! Or else they’ll draft you and you’ll have to go to war!

–33rd & 2nd

Girl on phone: I can just get a pass from the Israeli army. Don’t worry about it. They’re easy.

–NYU Palladium Dining Hall

Black woman: How do you get fucked up on wine?
Black security officer: I drink that shit like it’s Kool‐Aid!

–F Train

Overheard by: Ohhh Yeah!

Little girl, loudly, to security guard: My brother has a suspicious package in his pants!
Mother, pulling her away: You don’t talk about that in public!

–Grand Central

Overheard by: Strip search in 3…2…1…

Guard: Your key card doesn’t work.
Teenager: It’s because I’m black.

–Columbia University