(1) “And I’d given up wheat!” a middle-aged white woman plaintively whines into her phone.

(2) In The Kettle of Fish, West Village:

“What’s cheap?” a customer says.

“You are,” the bar man responds.

“I’ll have a Pabst. – You got Pabst?”

The bartender plonks his hands down on the menu, and gestures east:

“Williams-town. L Train. That way.”

The guy’s friends laugh at him.