Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A Pigeon By Any Other Name

Two year-old (pointing to bird): "Pee-jun."

Hip young dad: "Yes, that is a pigeon. Another much prettier name for it is Rock Dove."

Hip young mom: "Oh yes, that is much prettier for a name. It is a dove, after all. We'll call it a Rock Dove from now on!"

Two year-old (pointing to bird): "Pee-jun."

(Overheard by KC outside Longfellow Books)

Friday, December 14, 2012

Conspiracy Theorist

Normal-looking middle-aged woman: "I could tell you things that'd make your head spin. Especially about nine-eleven of 2001."

(Overheard by SP at Coffee By Design on Congress Street)

Friday, December 07, 2012


Young man on cell phone: "No, Mom, I refuse to work there. A chain? There's no pride in working at Applebee's, Mom."

(Overheard by AJL on the Metro bus)