Recently Overheard in the City
Conductor: Sir, please remove your head from the closing doors!
--Downtown B Train
NYU professor: Stay away from drugs. (pause) Unless they're recreational and you know what you're doing!
--NYU Silver Center
Mime on cell: Who the fuck is this?
--2nd Ave & 13th St
Man to woman, about his father: Yeah, he was so great, so smart... A drug addict. He was always there for me. Like, if I needed something, anything, he'd go steal it for me. That's what sticks with you, you know?
Guy, walking toward Broadway: You're the one that I want.
Girl, walking toward 7th Ave: You're the one that I want.
Both, as they continue to walk away: Oo oo oo, honey!
Chinese girl: Come with me to Ikea on Saturday?
Italian guy: Get a boyfriend!
Little girl: Mommy! Is that Times Square!? I see lights, mommy! It's Times Square!
Mommy: Umm... Where, honey? We're not there yet.
Little girl: Yes, we are! Look, mommy! Look at the lights! Peep World, mommy! Peep World!
--33rd St & 7th Ave
Toddler waiting for subway with mom: I need a snack.
Mother: You need a smack!
Very old frail-looking woman leaving crowded train: Goddamned people and their fucking backpacks!
Short girl, trying to reach a shelf: John*, I need your height.
John*: I'm 6'2".
--112th St & Central Park West