Thursday, July 30, 2009

Early sense of style

Overhear at Trader K's. Mom with girl around four years old.
Mom: "Oh look. Let's get you a beautiful shirt."
Girl: "I don't like beautiful shirts."
Mom: "OK, let's get you some not beautiful clothes."

Saturday, July 25, 2009

And we thought they only did teeth

At the dentist.
Dental assistant:
"Hey, have you seen the bottom right hands? I can't seem to find them anywhere."

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Woman walking her dog as they come to a corner: "Well, which way do you want to go, left or right?"

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Mom to pre-teen girl: "Questions about breasts? Yup, it's in my job description."

Monday, July 13, 2009

Not overheard, but...

We don't want to go there -
Local company that advertises it will clean up the dog poop from your yard: The Barefoot Gardener.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Girl: "I hate the texture of rhubarb. It's like a million strings."

Monday, July 6, 2009

Rather not know that

Young woman at Cass Park pool: "And I lost both my nose rings..."

Hidden talent

Young girl: "Dad, can you play 'Carmen' on your teeth?"

Sky gazing

Teenage girl looking up at the sky: "Do you ever think that the sky is wallpaper and you can just reach up and peel off the clouds? And then it's not."

Sunday, July 5, 2009

More rockets red glare

Watching the flares around the lake on the 4th of July.
Woman, pointing down the shore to a dock where people are setting off fireworks: "Can we set off fireworks over there?"
Woman standing nearby: "You can set them off right here, they're illegal everywhere."

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Guy with glowsticks hanging through his large ear piercings: "One time I was working at a bar and someone threw a cherry bomb into a car outside and it started a barroom brawl."

Friday, July 3, 2009

Rockets red glare

Girl: "The house didn't burn down. Yay, I'm so happy!"

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Toto, I think we're not in Kansas

At Stewart Park.
Slightly spacey looking woman: "What lake is this?"

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


At the small convenience store downtown. A young man is buying cigarettes.
Woman behind the counter: "Where do you work?"
Young man:"I, ah, I don't work."
Woman: "Are you buying these for kids?"
Young man: "Why are you giving me such a hard time? Is it because I'm Canadian?"