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

Pick Up The Phona!

(Seen by AG on Milk Street)

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)