New York

Director: I feel so bad for Sarah!
Intern: Who?
Director: Sarah, from [xyz] Corp! She got fired!
Intern: Oh, that's terrible.
Director: I feel so bad! And she only has one arm!

New York City, New York

Lady peon #1: Man. I gave my mom her Christmas gift last night — you know, that DVD I got her yesterday — Rent.
Lady peon #2: Yeah.
Lady peon #1: Then I had to sit through two hours of that shit.
Lady peon #2: Is it that bad?
Lady peon #1: Nah, it ain’t that bad. It’s just all that damn singing…

Madison Avenue
New York, New York

Overheard by: Jake

President: You really need to stop asking so many questions and start figuring things out for yourself, especially when you are out producing jobs.
Worker: You’re right, I realize that. I’m trying harder.
President: And about this job you worked Saturday night; did you know what you were doing there?
Worker: To be honest, I wasn’t sure on some things.
President: Well, did you ask anyone what your role was supposed to be? If you don’t know something you really need to start asking questions. People are here to help you.

200 West 57th Street
New York, NY

Very tan woman: I’m going to pass out at this charity event. I don’t know where my lunch went.
Annoyed woman: What did you eat?
Very tan woman: A Cadbury’s creme egg and two sugar cookies.

1 New York Plaza
New York, NY

Overheard by: Preetham Mallikaruna

Female suit to vendor on phone: Oh my god, I've been calling you nonstop. I'm like a girl in a white dress at her wedding, and her groom isn't there, and she's been calling him for two hours. That's how I feel.

Union Square
New York City, New York

Overheard by: Julie

White female coworker, about guy holding exotic bird: That’s one of those talking birds.
Hispanic female coworker: Yeah, I’ve seen those before.
White female coworker: They can talk, but you can’t hold a conversation with them. They’re not that smart. They can’t answer when you ask them a question.
Hispanic female coworker: Uh-huh.

633 3rd Avenue
New York, New York

Overheard by: Appalled

Paralegal: I know there's Chinese food, and there's Japanese food, but is there Korean food?
Coworker: What? Of course there is!
Paralegal: What's the difference?
Coworker: Countries.

Port Washington, New York

Peon #1: It’s written mostly from the perspective of the dog…
Peon #2: So is it fiction?

Publisher’s office
New York, New York

Office guy: I was using the adjective, not the dwarf.

Manhattan, New York

Intern: My uterus is dry-heaving.
Supervisor: Wow.

242 West 38th Street
New York, New York

Overheard by: Sarah