Conversation Overheard on #1 Subway Train, as Result of Announcement “There is Another Train Directly Behind This One,” During a Crowded Time


Man (to crowd): “Hey! They said there’s another train right behind this one.”

Woman: “Oh yeah, and I have a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn.”

Man: “I beg your pardon?”

Woman: “I said I have a bridge I can sell you in Brooklyn.”

Man: “I don’t…”

Woman: “No one ever tried to sell you the Brooklyn Bridge before?”

Man: “No. Since I’m British… we don’t really say that.”

Woman: “Oh. Right.”

Filed under Dispatches on January 22nd, 2004