The City that Never Sleeps. The Big Apple. Gotham. New York City has been known by various names and is one of the most distinctive places on earth. It’s a bustling metropolis with over 8 million residents and an in-your-face mentality. Eavesdropping is unavoidable when so many people live their best lives out in the city. How can you not overhear someone talking about their terrible date while sitting next to them on the subway? The Instagram account @overheardnewyork shares some of the most amusing overheard conversations submitted by New Yorkers, and we’ve gone through and selected the finest, most outrageous, and most heartfelt chunks that give us a sense of what life in NYC is like.
Get Over Yourself
The subway in New York is a whole universe unto itself. Any New Yorker will tell you their favorite train route, which lines to avoid, and the best times to take the subway. There are also hilarious social situations that wouldn’t happen anywhere else in the city. This female was creeped out by a male passenger until she discovered she didn’t have to be.
She thought this guy across from her on the G train was attempting to flirt by smiling at her. She spoke up, but he was really looking at her adorable dog! Ouch. Who’s to blame him? Name anyone who cannot smile at a beautiful dog doing its own thing. That’s right – you can’t.