But one of my favorite things to come from New York is this:
Overheard in New York.
Now, this idea could be done anywhere, but somehow the fact that these things were overheard in New York just makes them more interesting. Somehow.
Overheard on the L Train.
Girl #1: Well he's only ten years older than me!
Girl #2: That's almost rape! Sweetie, he's probably some sick pedophile.
Girl #1: It's not so bad...When I was sixteen he was only 24, right?
Girl #2: Well at least you're intellectual equivalents.
Girl #1: What's that?
Overheard at the pizza parlor:
Crazy lady: Where would we be without Mexicans? You are a very hard-working people.
"Mexican," working the register, nods.
Crazy lady: All the time I see your people working.
Crazy lady: Like no other.
"Mexican" nods. Crazy lady leaves.
"Mexican," to no one in particular: Soy de El Salvador.