Friday, February 29, 2008

On parting from the bus

One patron to another departing the bus: "Thank you for the images of flowers!"

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Pay day

College student on cell phone: Hey, I’d kill if you’d run down and pick up my paycheck and cash it and then we can go out and…
It’s only around $60.
I promise you I’ll pay it all back, the car insurance and the rent and the….

Monday, February 25, 2008

But does it leave scars?

Heard at Ithaca College, a family going to opera matinee:
Girl to parents: "Why do we have to go inside on such a nice day and have our ears pierced?"

At the library

A mother and daughter (about two years old) looking at the library computers:
Mom: No, honey. Those computers are for big kids.
Girl: Oh but mommy, I am a big kid. I am. I am!! (as mother drags kid away)

Which club was that?

At Wegman's:
Woman talking to a sad looking girl: "Don't worry, I so got kicked out of the club too!"

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Don't get any ideas

Two guys walking on campus
First guy: "You know like in the movies where someone gets killed and they deserve it because they say something so dumb?"
Second guy: "And she's in two of your classes?"

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

We can only wonder...

Two white guys walking on the Commons: "Is it true if you don't tell anybody and you die you come back as a potato chip?"


Friday, February 15, 2008

And wear shorts too...

Not really overheard, but...
Recent local student response on a college exam asking what the 4th amendment provides: the right to bare arms

An expensive habit?

Overheard on The Commons: "Your parents don't pay for your cell phone calls?! That sucks!"


Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Feeling powerful

Overheard in Greenstar at the checkout
Checkout woman: "How are you?"
Customer: "I'm good. (pause) Actually (confidential lowering of tone) I'm at the peak of my powers."
Checkout woman: "(taken aback) Oh! Well! . . . .I hope you're using them for good."