Archive for the ‘Suits’ Category

The English Don’t Think So

Suit #1: He’s from England, from some place called Portsmouth. I think it’s spelled P‑O-R-T-S-M-I-T‑H, but it’s pronounced like Ports Mouth.
Suit #2: Wait. Is it Ports Mouth, or Ports Smith?
Suit #1: I don’t know. It’s some place in Europe, I think.

Kowloon, Hong Kong

Overheard by: Embarrassed American

1PM Refueling

Power broker #1: Two large cappuccinos.
Cashier: Thank you. That will be $4.50.
Power broker #1: Where’s the cinnamon?
Cashier: I’m sorry, we’re out of cinnamon.
Power broker #1: Then I don’t want it!
Cashier: Excuse me?
Power broker #2: Okay, let’s just bring it back to the office.
Power broker #1: No! Just give me my money back. I can’t drink the foamy milk without the cinnamon.

100 Broadway
New York, New York

Overheard by: Mark

Career Tip: Whoever Gets Your Time Sheet Owns You

Suit on cell: I went across the street to the Chinese/Thai food place for lunch, and not everything afterwards went according to plan. I’ve spent enough time in the bathroom this afternoon to finish reading a book. I know you weren’t necessarily dying for that information, but that’s the reason this took me a while to finish. I will still be billing two hours to this, though, even though it took a bit longer.

Manhattan, New York