Friday, December 31, 2010

My Fluffy and Your Fluffy

Woman in a big winter coat, navigating down an aisle between a display table and another woman at a register: "Okay: I'm right behind you here, and my fluffy is about to rub up against your fluffy!"

(Overheard by MT at Wyler's on Exchange Street)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Hair Loss

(Seen by Tony on Fore St. Photo Credit: Bennison Hagelin, who had a camera)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

No Alcoholics Beyond This Point

(Seen at the Irish Heritage Center)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Make Mine Medium Rare

Eleven year old, after listening to several adults discussing someone with Asperger's: "Wait, what are ass burgers?"

(Overheard by MC in the Back Cove Hannaford parking lot)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Sounds Like a Good Deal

Possibly homeless, extremely cheerful man, to young woman: "I'll read you a funny poem for a dollar! I wrote it myself!"

(Overheard by ZWH on Commercial Street)

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Little girl, looking in a shop window: "Look, Mommy! It's Santa!"

Older boy: "Ho, ho, ho! Merry Christmas!"

Even older boy: "Shut the fuck up!"

*Little girl starts crying, mother yells at boy*

(Overheard on Congress Street)

Saturday, December 04, 2010

A Snuggie and a Hot Bath

Crazy man, to barista: "You look very stressed and unhappy. Do you always feel that way, or is it just today?"

Barista: "Uh, just today I guess."

Crazy man: "Well, I hope you have something comforting to go home to. Like a snuggie. Are you gonna take a hot bath when you get home?"

Barista: "Can I help the next person in line?"

(Overheard by ZWH at a Portland cafe)

Friday, December 03, 2010

Not With Those Rubber Bands Around Their Claws, Anyway

Little girl with her face pressed up against a tank of lobsters, hollering to her father: "DADDY! I'm not afraid! They can't hurt me!"

(Overheard at Walgreen's on Forest Avenue)

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Dream Girl

Guy, to his friend: "I shoulda stayed with her. She was debt free...she had a king sized bed!"

(Overheard by KB on Congress Street)

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

America's Next Top Model

Enthusiastic eccentric man, to Starbucks barista: "You look like America's Next Top Model! I watch that show: you look just like her!"

(Overheard at a Starbucks in Portland)