Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Good Advice

Six year old girl to woman: "Tell her to listen to punk rock music. It will make her feel confident."

(Overheard by ER at a block party in Deering Center)

Monday, August 22, 2016

You Wouldn't Understand, It's an American Thing

Woman, gesturing at the crowd singing along with "Hamilton": "How do they know all the words?"

Singer: "Oh--well, they've been listening to the cast recording and singing along."

Woman: "But...I don't understand. What is it? I'm Canadian."

(Overheard at the Hamilton Singalong in Congress Square Park)

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

What Will They Think of Next?

Person #1: "What is this 'cold brew' that I keep hearing about?"

Person #2: "It's this new iced coffee that Starbucks invented."

(Overheard by AS on Congress Street near Starbucks)

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Picnic Tables

Loud lady, to friend: "Salvage Barbecue--picnic tables? Really? I think it's one of those places that's designed to be uncomfortable so you'll leave. You know, if John and I aren't fighting--like all the time--we actually like to sit and chat. So we'll stick to Congress Bar and Grill."

(Overheard by MH at Thurston's Wicked Good Burgers)

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Virtual Portland

Man, to lost-looking young woman: "Can I help you find anything?"

Woman, relieved: "Yes! Do you have any tips?"

Man: "Are you looking for a place to eat, or..?"

Woman: "No, I'm playing Pokémon Go."

(Overheard by MH on the Eastern Promenade Trail)