A twenty-something female work colleague began a non-ironic sentence like this:
"I don’t want a perfect body or anything, but, you know Halle Berry?…"
"I wore a Kashmir sweater to class yesterday. The Indian girls and Pakistani girls started fighting over me."
Overheard from a(n Arab-looking and -sounding) guy in the kebab shop, Tuesday evening:
"And his parents are devout Muslims of course, so they hung him up in the house for three days to beat the gayness out of him. It’s not his fault, though. It’s not a disease. You can’t blame someone for the the way they are."