Gallery: Ask A Bartender: What's the Funniest Conversation You've Ever Overheard?

Um, We Can Hear You
Um, We Can Hear You
"The all-time best conversation was about two customers planning to walk out on their tab." — Lucinda Sterling (Little Branch, Middle Branch)
Back in the Day
Back in the Day
"I always get a kick out of overhearing people talk about how much New York has changed over time—and then at some point in the conversation, someone says 'I know, and I moved here in 2009.' I hear this conversation a lot." — John Bush (Talde)
Everyone Except Whoever's Talking To Me
Everyone Except Whoever's Talking To Me
"I hear EVERTYHING from behind the bar—besides when I’m actually facing a guest taking their order. It’s like a weird reversed spidey sense. The worst is honing in on a conversation you really don’t want to hear. Like the guy who thinks he’s the city’s new food critic or the 40-year old woman who thinks she and her friends are still in the cafeteria back in high school." — JP Cornell (Tony’s Pizza Napoletana)
Sucks to be Them
Sucks to be Them
"A gentleman was explaining how the ultra-rich are at a disadvantage under the present housing tax credit because they can only build one really large house under this code, instead of several big houses, if they could get credit for more than their primary residence." —Todd Maul (Clio)