Sunday, September 26, 2010
Overheard: in a NYC hotel elevator
Two 20something guys discussing the makeup of a bridal party.
Guy 1: "So I guess her brother has to be in there, too. That's kind of expected, right?"
Guy 2: "Yeah." (Beat.) "Unless you want to piss people off."
Posted by Jennifer Mendelsohn at 5:50 PM
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Overheard: at an Austin nail salon
By: Wendi Aarons
Large Texas woman talking to a Vietnamese nail tech: "Oh, this classical music y'all are playin' is Patchy Bell's Canon. It's from my weddin'."
Editor's Note: My brother lived in a Binghamton, NY neighborhood where all the streets were named for composers. One of them was called Bee- (rhymes with see) thoven Street. The h was not silent, either. (Details!)
Posted by Jennifer Mendelsohn at 8:07 PM
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Overheard: in a Baltimore diner
"Next time you go to your Dad's house, look at his gun case. You'll see."
Also overheard from same guy: "It would hurt me more to see you get hurt than it would for me to be hit by a bus." (Ed.'s Note: We're calling questionable.)
Posted by Jennifer Mendelsohn at 12:46 PM
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Overheard: in South Dakota during annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Week, which attracts more than 500,000 bikers
By: Julie Kleckley Hummer
A lovely lady with an English accent:"There are so many motorcyles. I wonder if there's an event?"
Posted by Jennifer Mendelsohn at 1:12 PM
Friday, September 3, 2010
Overheard: on the 9:04 N.J. Transit train to New York
By: Bruce Fretts
Breathless overweight man on cell phone: "Hello, yes, I'm on the train...he died two days ago...wait (huff huff), let me get into my seat...it was a blessing..."
Adds Bruce: "Upon further forced eavesdropping, I learned this man is a doctor, it was his father-in-law who died, and he's planning to work from 11-7 today and be reachable via phone while the family sits shiva. Upon turning around, I discovered this was the same obese man who earlier had needed a stranger's help to extricate himself from his too-tight backpack. Oh, doctor!"
Editor's Note: We're wondering if we should just give hand over the blog keys to Bruce, who always seems to find us the best stuff. Or maybe we just need to start riding N.J. Transit more.
Additional Editor's Note: Why do people on cell phones on trains always feel the need to start conversations by stating the fact that they are on trains?
Posted by Jennifer Mendelsohn at 8:21 AM
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Overheard: in Philadelphia.
By: Bill Barol
Lobby security guard: "Kid comes by, he's like, 'Hey, where's my hamster?' I'm like, 'Dude, it's a long story.'"
Posted by Jennifer Mendelsohn at 7:20 PM