Turtle Bay

Tourist chick #1: What is ‘soup du jour’?
Tourist chick #2: You know, soup with all those little de jours in it.
Tourist chick #1: Oh, right.

–Quasi‐French place, E 52nd St

Overheard by: Diner at same restaurant

Chick: If I could sleep with any of the hobbits, it would have to be Frodo.
Guy: What?! Frodo is a total fudge packer.
Chick: Please don’t call him that!
Queer: Especially in front of a fudge packer!

–Barnes & Noble, 54th & 3rd

Overheard by: Willowee

Guy: Chicago is obviously a better city than New York. New York is Tourist Central.
Girl: That’s not true, there are still parts of the city that are untainted.
Guy: Yeah, like where?
Girl: I dunno, like, some places I still see a lot of graffiti and black people.

–56th & Lexington

Overheard by: Becca