There is now a web-site collecting those overheard moments of New York surrealism.
Non-Ivy-Leaguer: So where do you go to school?
Non-Ivy-Leaguer: California? That’s awesome.
–5th Ave between 26th & 27th
Overheard by: Shocked Onlooker
The Widely-Shared Janet Reno Fantasy
Hipster #1: Man, she is so hot.
Hipster #2: Oh yeah.
Hipster #1: But sometimes she looks like a guy.
Hipster #2: True.
–Outside Shea Stadium
Grandpa: Honey, take off your shoes and put them on the belt.
5-Year-Old granddaughter: Me?!
Grandpa: Yes, everyone has to take off their shoes.
Granddaughter: But me?! Really?!
Grandpa: Yes, you too.
Granddaughter: What kind of airport is this?!
Hat tip to Karen Myers.