Posts Tagged ‘Overheard Conversations’

A Conversation I Overheard Today

January 15, 2019

Person #1: You be careful if you take your vehicle to him to work on.  If all he has to do is wipe some oil off your engine, he’s still going to charge you because it costs money to launder the oil off that rag.

Person #2:  He’s right.  I will because it does, but . . . if I don’t wipe enough oil off the first time, I’ll comp you the cost of the second rag.

I Keep Hearing Things Like This

September 23, 2016

Overheard at breakfast out today:

Person #1:  “I lean.”

Person #2:  “You bend too.  What’s your point?”

Person #1:  “Aileen . . . our server’s name is Aileen!”

Person #2:  “That definitely makes more sense as a conversation starter.”

It’s A Safe Bet

June 7, 2013

Conversation overheard in a diner:

Customer:  Can we sit anywhere we like?

Server:  Anywhere but the ceiling.

My rebuttal:  I would like to point out that if I have the capability of sitting on the ceiling, I’m betting you don’t have the capability of stopping me.

No Subtitles Required

April 29, 2013

Adopted words always make for interesting overheard conversations in what would otherwise be in an unfamiliar tongue.  Today’s example from breakfast:

“Blah, blah, blah, blah, public drunkenness.  Blah, blah, blah, resort pool, blah, blah, blah, yeah . . .”

(As an addendum, a further snippet of conversation revealed to me that the subject of this conversation’s blood alcohol level was such that he “should” be fine by the afternoon, and that he was being remanded to the care of his mother.  Somehow I suspect that conversation is one that will require no translation either.)