When you live in a city, sometimes it's impossible to hide your ears from private conversations. A fittingly named Instagram account called Overheard New York joins Overheard L.A., documenting some of the funniest small talk examples to be said in the streets.

"It started out as an accident," the anonymous creator of the two accounts told VOGUE. He was sitting at Erewhon, a cult L.A. health market, when he couldn't avoid a "long and absurd conversation with loads of random funny questions between two girls" (it included vegan bistros, tanning, egg freezing, and pit bulls, all at the same time). After he posted the exchange on his personal Instagram page, it quickly became a hit among his contacts. Fast forward by a few similar posts and a screenwriter friend suggested he should create an individual account, dedicated to cataloging the eccentricities and stupid questions of L.A.'s population.

Eventually, the creator started taking conversation starter submissions via e-mail and direct messages. "We get about 100 submissions a day." After West Coast comedy account became viral, he started thinking about New York City. "I think people who follow the L.A. page see 10 percent of themselves, but it feels more like a fantasy land, whereas I think New York feels more real. I think it’s a little harsher; it has a little bit more of an attitude. I think you would read those posts and think they’re funny and relatable."

Scroll down to check out the funny questions and quotes, upvote your favorites and let us know if you think they represent the locals appropriately! And if you live in either of these cities, start conversations with care, because you might end up with this bunch!

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Kwaku 1 year ago

hahahhahaaa this one got me!

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Neeraj Jha 1 year ago

*awkward silence*

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Hans 1 year ago

Those guys are the most dangerous, actually!

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MagicalUnicorn 1 year ago

apply aloe on that burn, oh,wait.. too expensive

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Phil. 1 year ago

I lost my faith in pigeons when I was three on the day a pigeon launched a missile attack on my ice cream right before a big lick.

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Sancha Fung 1 year ago

Love this one! Next line: Oh, my plan failed.

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Neeraj Jha 1 year ago

Pretty fair question.

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GlassOfWater 1 year ago

If he survived, then that is certainly worth celebrating

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Neeraj Jha 1 year ago

"Oh that. No idea."

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ukoms 1 year ago

Meh... Not so drunk. On the other hand, if (s)he would by licence to WinRar...

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Perry Swift 1 year ago

oh, if I ever go to NY again this is a no-brainer.

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Gayle Bynum Cardosa 1 year ago

He's got a point

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Lios 1 year ago

That's a Bo Burnham joke, I doubt someone really heard this.

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Victor Calamity 1 year ago

I've got news for you: if you're watching a couple break up, then you've got about a dozen cable channels

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Neeraj Jha 1 year ago

I so need such naps.

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Hamdhaan Hassan 1 year ago

people who listen to music without headphones should not be allowed to go out in public

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Kari Scholl 1 year ago

Awwwhh mannnn I was hoping I was gonna hear about the brit

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Maike 1 year ago

most of the time your the one to know it last...

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Perry Swift 1 year ago

That's poetry right there!

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Cheezees 1 year ago

Hell works fine.

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Hamdhaan Hassan 1 year ago

maybe he was a fashion critic, those guys sometimes have the homeless look with all the crappy trends they try on

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Neeraj Jha 1 year ago

So a street chicken.

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Emmer 1 year ago

This is like every conversation in my highschool

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Stille20 1 year ago

Clever but I fin people in New York don't have time for three sentences, hence the liberal use of the middle finger

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Csaba Hegedűs 1 year ago

Consider me interested!

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Hamdhaan Hassan 1 year ago

i guess you wouldn't be needing toilet papers for that

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Neeraj Jha 1 year ago

That's a neat trick.

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Alusair Alustriel 1 year ago

Honesty ftw :D

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Neeraj Jha 1 year ago

Honest person.

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Nadine Ducca 1 year ago

LOL! Totally something that would happen to my mom. Years ago, she was at a friend's house getting ready to go out somewhere and her friend was sitting on the couch. My mom went up to her and said "Come on! Get dressed! Put on some make up! Let's go!" and her friend said, "But I already got ready..."

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Neeraj Jha 1 year ago

How high that guy was?

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Mikleo 1 year ago

Escape rooms are actually pretty fun. Just do it with people you don't hate.

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Mikleo 1 year ago

Home is where the wine is cheaper.

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caleb 1 year ago

i feel like this one might not be true or the mom was joking

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Neeraj Jha 1 year ago

Did they spell that wrong too?

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Tiny Dynamine 1 year ago

What a good idea!

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Caitlyn McCracken 1 year ago

I've seen this one floating around.

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Kari Scholl 1 year ago

If I were the person flicking the can I'd totally break into Hamilton

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Tiny Dynamine 1 year ago

Come on, you shouldn't recycle condoms.

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Hope Floats 1 year ago

"Ouch"!...Reality hurts.

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Mikleo 1 year ago

Aliens can find me by just knowing the planet, while pizza delivery doesn't even find me by knowing the address.

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Maike 1 year ago

there literally is an app for this... sad but true

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Zenozenobee 1 year ago

This a first time in my life that I regret not being stuck in a train...

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Jenn 1 year ago

hahaha! must remember this one

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Mixedupste 1 year ago

poor Dobby!

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Csaba Hegedűs 1 year ago

Technically every land is an island.

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Neeraj Jha 1 year ago

Ahh. This explains a lot of things.

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Kari Scholl 1 year ago

Or hell, whatever you want to call it

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Kate 1 year ago

This is my favorite one

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Bag Of Donuts 1 year ago

God loves you

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Jenny Jozwiak 1 year ago

Bogus Groups!

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Stille20 1 year ago

She sounds like the sulky teenager in every 80s movie

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Tiny Dynamine 1 year ago

Do you mean it gets better than that? ;)

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Cecily C 1 year ago

One time I was the only person in line waiting at a register, and there was no one there to check me out yet. A woman walks in the store and goes "where would I find applesauce?" I replied with "I don't know." she looked at me pretty weird for a sec and then realized I didn't work there.

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Anne Glassman 1 year ago

Ok but I've always thought it's ridiculous for people who don't serve (or aren't hunting at that moment) to wear camouflage.

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Wanda Queen 1 year ago

New York CITY, please, there is an entire state where the rest of us actually don't think we're superior.

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Mikleo 1 year ago

That would be really awkward at a family dinner...

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Ian Langille 1 year ago

Can't blame the drugs. That's what weak people do. Some of us can drink and get high and realize that you still have to act your age.

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Emma B 1 year ago

HA!

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Victor Calamity 1 year ago

"NONE OF YOUR GOD-- Oh, she's four...isn't she precious?"

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Mixedupste 1 year ago

A New Year contact cull is always good!

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Stille20 1 year ago

LOL, I have literally not ordered food before because I couldn't bring myself to say the name out loud.

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Tiny Dynamine 1 year ago

On the one hand, you're lucky to be rid of her.

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Mixedupste 1 year ago

seriously!!!

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Mixedupste 1 year ago

Special kind of simple right there

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frank0ys 1 year ago

...Lol! Now that is something I will definitely say.

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Nora Bora 1 year ago

There's a difference?

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Alexandru Bucur 1 year ago

For some reason I imagined the customer as Bernard Black...

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Pragya Fating 1 year ago

I think daylight savings is a really stupid concept. Just coz u do it, doesn't mean the time walks by it. There is no point to it.

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Kimberly Robinson 1 year ago

Exactly! Thank you!

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Emma B 1 year ago

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Pippa Runs 1 year ago

Awesome.

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Pungent Sauce 1 year ago

BoJack:“Is that how you pronounce that?” SaraLynn:“I don’t know, they should just call them “overpriced blueberries for douchebags’”

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