Real-life conversations, NYC edition

Overheard in a coffeeshop:

Man next to me in the Starbucks is talking into his cell phone. “Cough twice if you feel unsafe,” he says into the phone.
(I did a doubletake and listen hard after that, but the rest of the call was just about setting up meetings …)


Conversation held in the subway:

Her: “Go out that way.”
Me (looking at emergency exit, bell-will-sound sign): “…”
(A man goes through. The bell sounds.)
Me: “But … it’s the emergency exit.”
Her: “Everyone does it.”
(No emergency personnel appear. Another man goes through. The bell is still ringing. I shrug and follow him.)

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