Tag Overheard in New York

When Early Childhood Nutritional Education Works Too Well

Older sister: Are you coo-coo for cocoa puffs?
Younger sister, screaming: No!
Older sister, angrily: I asked you, are you coo-coo for cocoa puffs?
Younger sister, screaming louder: No!

–6th Ave & West 3rd St

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A Studio Apartment Is Not a Dance Studio Apartment

Seven-year-old boy #1: When I grow up I want a three-bedroom apartment.
Seven-year-old boy #2: Yeah, I’m gonna have a whole room just for food.
Seven-year-old boy #3: I’m gonna have a room just for dancing.
Seven-year-old boy #1: But you don’t dance now. You hate dancing.
Seven-year-old boy #3: If I had a room to do it in, I’d dance.

–111th & Broadway

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Further Evidence That Being a Warrior Is Pretty Sweet

Mom in line for Ye Fried Dough: You’re going to get your ninja tunic dirty.
Ten-yea-old ninja: But I want powdered sugar!

–Medieval Festival, Fort Tryon Park

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In Person, Toucan Sam Is Kind Of an Asshole

6-year-old girl in cereal aisle: There isn’t salt in cereal!
9-year-old brother: Well, apparently you haven’t heard of refining and what they do to make it taste better! Duh! They add sugar and salt! You’re dumb and that one’s gross.

–Whole Foods

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You’re On, My Friend

Extremely loud guy with group of friends: If you feed a chicken some chicken, it’s called forced cannibalism and is technically animal cruelty.
Taller, quieter guy: Why is it animal cruelty?
Extremely loud guy: If a species eats its own species, it will get something called a prion disease. It’s a degenerative brain thing most often, that’s where mad cow disease came from. It’s also why you’re not supposed to eat people. It’s not just because it’d be a dick move, you’d go crazy and probably eat more people. By the way, if you ever kill someone and want to kind of get away with it, eat them. You’ll get off on an insanity plea because of the prion disease.

–1 Train

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How’d You Know?

Hippie chick: After choir, I’m going downtown for a five rhythms meeting.
Sleepy woman: Huh?
Hippie chick: Five rhythms. It’s like dance meditation.
Sleepy woman: Free your mind, and the rest will follow? That kinda shit?
Hippie chick: Yup. The rhythms are flowing, staccato, lyrical, chaos and stillness.
Sleepy woman: And with your powers combined, you make captain planet?

–A Train

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Some Yuppie Child You Are

Brooklyn mom: You are the only kid I have ever met who doesn’t like goat cheese.
Nine-year-old: Peanut butter!

–Brooklyn Heights

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Much Like Our Friendship

Guy #1: I would never get a tattoo that big.
Guy #2: But it’s of a quote that means a lot to me.
Guy #1: Maybe so, but it’s permanent.
Guy #2: Well, not anymore…
Guy #1: Okay, true. But it’s permanent for the time being.

–Chase Manhattan Plaza

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Raise Your Hand If You Assumed It Was a Harry Potter Thing

Six-year old girl: Mom! I want some triffles!
(tired mother ignores her)
Six-year old girl: Triffles, mom! Can I have some when we get home? Please, mom? I want triffles! Triffles, triffles, triffles!
Tired mother: What the hell is a triffle? I don’t even know what those are.
Six-year old girl: Yeah. Me neither.

–Crown Heights

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