|Monday, March 26th, 2012|
Another guy ranting to the bus driver about politics: "Yeah, and in those countries where they have that Muslim government, that really strict, you know, what is it, She-Ra Law?"
|Wednesday, August 18th, 2010|
Overhear something today!
In UW Hospital cafeteria -- a group of students discussing their classes:
FIRST STUDENT: "I was writing about streptocroccus .. "
THE OTHERS: "Streptocroccus!" (Laugh)
FIRST: "Yeah, streptocroccus! That's a crocodile with a fungal infection!"
ANOTHER STUDENT (arriving late): "Sorry I'm late, there was a blockage in the HIV lanes."
|Sunday, July 25th, 2010|
A Day at Alki Beach
TEEN to friend: "We got to see both the boys' AND the girls' ones."
HELADO SELLER: "Mexican ice cream! Strawberry, mango, and rice pudding!"
GIRL ON BEACH: "That's not real ice cream!"
GUY to family: "Every time we pass a Starbucks' we say 'Ch-ching'. You'd be surprised at how many times you say it!"
|Wednesday, June 16th, 2010|
Hey, I overheard something
Yesterday, around 3, on Broadway:
Unhinged young man, to passersby: "Uh! Uh! Uh! Uh! Like they used to sing about in the seventies! Uh! Uh! Uh!"
|Saturday, March 27th, 2010|
Outside the QFC on Broadway, about an hour ago. The Real Change seller is helping a guy load groceries into his car.
GUY: So, how long has it been since you stopped drinking?
RC SELLER: About .. ten hours ago.
Somebody overhear something already.
|Wednesday, February 17th, 2010|
Valentine's Weekend Romance
Overheard on the route 5 bus at 3rd & Pike, on Sunday afternoon.
[after talking about various things...]
: I have an inkling.
: What's that?
: It's like a hunch.
: You know, it's like a feeling.
: Hm... My boyfriend inklinged me up last night...
...I only wish I were making this up.
Yay for my first overheard post! Current Mood: amused
The meaning of Mardi Gras
SCCC, waiting in line for the financial aid lady, 2-16-10
GAL: "Hey, it's Mardi Gras."
A GUY: "What's Mardi Gras?"
OTHER GAL: "It's, you know, Fat Tuesday."
FIRST GAL: "You know, when the girls get the beads by lifting up their .. ?"
GUY: "Oh, yeah."
|Tuesday, January 5th, 2010|
I'll never know what this was about
GIRL outside computer lab: "..she should have a cow, and the cow should explode. Exploding cow. Go, go, do it, do it, right now. Exploding cow."
|Wednesday, November 11th, 2009|
In the computer lab at SCCC: "What's Safari? Is that the internet? Is Safari what you use to get the Internet?"
|Monday, November 9th, 2009|
FDIC at work
In front of the United Commercial Bank (Bellevue branch), which as of Nov 6 was closed by the FDIC
, where one man says to the other:
"I don't know which is worse - losing my clients' money, or losing my own."
|Monday, October 26th, 2009|
|Wednesday, October 21st, 2009|
Overheard in line at the Bartell at 5th and Olive this a.m.: Two corporate-lookin' dudes are eyeballing the baskets of fruit on the way to the cash registers...
: You know, apples are a carcinogen.
: Your face
is a carcinogen.
: That's what I just said! Current Mood: ?!
|Thursday, October 15th, 2009|
The old weird America
In front of the Frye, late afternoon:
WOMAN ONE: (in one of those walker things) WHAT is it that she calls you? "Bowser"?
WOMAN TWO: (also in one of those walker things) "Bowser", yes.
WOMAN ONE: Oh, no! (giggles)
Overheard last night at pine and broadway:
cute couple walking up toward broadway pass an incoherently rambling homeless (crazy?) person wearing headphones and walking in the opposite direction.
After they passed:
Boy said "Did you hear that guy?"
Girl said "yeah?"
Boy "HE DIDN'T EVEN KNOW THE WORDS!"
Girl doubles over with laughter and chokes out "I almost peed my pants"
Conclusion: decision to get tacos at 10 pm - Success!
|Friday, October 2nd, 2009|
Was it good for you, too?
The toilets at work flush automatically...sometimes even when they're supposed to. Two women at the sinks:
, loudly, over faucet noise: "We call it the Man Toilet. It flushes prematurely!"
: giggles (and me, and probably everyone else in their stalls)
: "All I did was move!"
et al: More giggling
, realizing she'd been overheard and had gotten such a positive reaction, laughs louder and both walk out. Current Mood: amused
|Thursday, September 10th, 2009|
at SAM last weekend
Guy and girl, maybe mid-20s, are looking at a book of Dale Chihuly's work with a photo of him on the cover.
Guy, gesturing to cover photo: Is that real?
Guy: He doesn't have that eye?
Guy: That's fantastic!
|Thursday, August 20th, 2009|
Post Alley, Monday night around seven
A mom to her daughter, who was hopping delightedly and pointing to her cheeks: "OK, but not with a pen. We'll use one of my eyeliner pencils. And we have to wait until she's sound asleep."