Teen girl on cell: So, this weekend I have to go to Louisiana. Can you believe it? My grandmother’s dying. Yeah, again — she’s dying again. My grandmother is always dying. I can’t believe I have to go to Louisiana.
Father to four‐year‐old daughter facing American Indian in bear costume: Looks like Grandma, doesn’t it?
–Museum of Natural History
Girl on cell with boyfriend: So, what? I can’t talk down to your grandmother in front of you? What’s fucking wrong with that?!
–Jamaica Ave & Parsons Blvd
Overheard by: Rod‐Rod
Latina on cell: What am I supposed to tell her? ‘Oh, my grandma’s dying and my cat’s eating her toes, and… um… I lost the papers’? I can’t do that… [After pause, she switches to rapid Spanish.]
–30th & 6th
Overheard by: avenueF
Creepster: I would totally marry my grandmother.
–Sly Fox, 9th & 2nd
Overheard by: Will