Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Time Flies

Bearded man #1 (with Maine accent): "This place has not been the same since J died."

Bearded man #2 (no accent): "When was that?"

Bearded man #1: "Twenty years ago."

(Overheard by JR at J's Oyster Bar)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Olive Garden

Teen mom with baby to teen dad: "It's not fucking McDonald's or Burger King. It's Olive Garden and you're fucking taking me!"

(Overheard by KC outside the Portland Public Library)

Monday, March 28, 2011


Studying Girl 1: (reading from a textbook) "...was repetitious. Repetitious. That's not a word, is it? It doesn't sound like a word."

Studying Girl 2: "No, that's definitely not a word. You should tell your teacher that the book is wrong. Maybe he'll cancel the test."

(Overheard by jj @ SMCC)

Deep Thoughts

Intellectual Man: "Everything is so destroyed that nature doesn't even, like, exist."

Intellectual Woman: "Well, what is nature, really?"

(Overheard by DM at Local 188)

Friday, March 18, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Woman, to male companion: "I gave her a birthday card. Not a pornographic one."

(Overheard by DM at Arabica)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Some Days Are Like That

Congress Street guy, to no one in particular: "In just one day, I lost ten trillion dollars. In just one day."

(Overheard by DM on Congress Street)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Woman on cell phone: "Sorry I'm so late getting back to you. You must have slipped through my crack."

(Overheard by CK in Monument Square)

Monday, March 14, 2011


Indian contractor #1: "It is cold here, even in the summer."

Indian contractor #2: "Yes, I do not know why people come here to vacation."

(Overheard by DA in a Portland office)

Friday, March 11, 2011

Thursday, March 10, 2011

How Long is Your Short?

Cute girl, to sharp looking fella: "How long is your short?"

Sharp looking fella, flashing a smile: "Ten minutes."

(Overheard by LB at Rogues Gallery)