Sunday, March 28, 2010


Three year old girl in grocery cart, to stranger: "Pants on fire..."

(Overheard by Artemis in Hannaford)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Track and Field

Garrulous, elderly woman, to passing stranger: "Boy I'm exhausted! That last track meet really took a lot out of me."

(Overheard on Free Street)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Planning Ahead

Older cashier to man with 18 month old baby girl in shopping cart: "You'd better get a shot gun to keep the boys away from that one!"

Man to cashier: "Already got one."

(Overheard by KL at Marden's)

Sunday, March 21, 2010


Dad to child: "So, do you know how to tell when the tide's out?"

5ish little girl: "Yup -- when the bottom of the ocean is up!"

(Overheard on Mackworth Island)

Not Really

Man, to companions: "I want to buy a ladder. But I don't want to buy a ladder. You know what I mean?"

(Overheard on Willard Beach, South Portland)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


50ish woman: "Well, I'm not so good at sitting still."

50ish man: "That's why it's called a meditation practice."

(Overheard at the Good Egg)

Monday, March 15, 2010

Second Time's a Charm

Loquacious man, to friends: "Well, the two of us -- we're on our second marriage. And this time, she's like a completely different woman."

(Overheard at the Udder Place)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

In the Dressing Room

Woman: "She always wears bras that are a size too big for her. But she likes it that way!"

Other woman
: "Soon, I'll probably do what my mother does -- she doesn't even wear a bra anymore!"

Woman: "Who could blame her?"

(Overheard by Margot in the Target dressing room in South Portland)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Hole

Convenience store worker (shouting across the parking lot): "Did you get it straightened out?"

40-something woman shouting back: "I can't find the hole!"

Convenience store guy: "Have your husband or somebody look at it for you."

(Overheard by MP in Gorham)

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

The Boring Revolution

Eighth Grader: "Betsy Ross was number 8 out of 17 kids!"

English Teacher From Out of Nowhere: "Well, there wasn't much to do back TV, no fridge."

(Overheard by LMB at King Middle School)