Sunday, February 28, 2010

World War One

American History Teacher: "Foxholes were disgusting back then. They were full of rats and feces. I actually got to go in one once."

Student: "Yuck, you went in a foxhole? Were there rats and feces in there?"

American History Teacher: "No! There were no feces in the foxhole!"

(Overheard by Margot at a Portland public high school)

Saturday, February 20, 2010


(Seen by Crystal on Cottage Road, South Portland)

It's a Small World After All

Words written on a note found on the ground: "My heart stopped too when you texted me. Maybe I'll run into you again. The world ain't that big. So be ready."

(Overheard by LMB on Brighton Avenue

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Barter System

Girl to friend: "He traded one of his chickens for a dime bag. No! Three dime bags!"

(Overheard by MD on Munjoy Hill)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Sweatpants Treatment

Woman to Friend: "I expect that kind of treatment when I am wearing sweatpants, but this is a nice sweater" (unzips coat to reveal sweater).

(Overheard by JR in the Old Port)

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Today's Art History Lesson

Guy on cellphone: "I am at the Art Walk. ART WALK... you walk around and look at art in galleries and stuff. It is art, so I figure there have to be some pictures of naked chicks somewhere."

(Overheard by JR on Congress Street)

Friday, February 05, 2010


Princess: "If you come by my house tryin' to start a fight you best call 911! You ain't gonna f*** with Princess!"

(Overheard on a Portland street by JE)

Monday, February 01, 2010

Crazy Aunt Karen

Customer, to friend, looking at an insane shirt with sequins and squiggles: "It reminds me of Aunt Karen!"

(Overheard at Forever Twenty-One by Artemis)

Crow on the Street

(Seen at the corner of Temple and Middle Street)