Archive for May, 2007

Oh, and Smallpox Victims!

Boss: Oh, you met Beth* from the London office? How old did she look?
Woman on phone: Oh, well, she looked older than me, so she must in her 50s. Then again, sometimes people look older than me, but they turn out to be only 35.
Boss: Cigarette smokers.
Woman on phone: … And meth addicts.

Sears Tower
Chicago, Illinois

Overheard by: 22 and never doing meth

And I’m Going to Be Completely Rigid about This

Old maid boss: Do you have a boner over there?
Young male worker, confused: I’m sorry, what?
Old maid boss: A boner. For folding paper [holds up knife]. Do you have one?
Young male worker: How can you seriously be calling it that? I know you know what that means.
Old maid boss: No, I know you need one if you don’t have one. I’ll get another one.
Young male worker: I know you know what that means. I know you know what that means. I don’t want anything to do with it.

6101 O’Connell Avenue
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Overheard by: TK

We Should Talk Like This Less Often

Cube rat #1: I can’t explain my parents. They will have a problem with me dating a black guy, but the funny thing is my sister married a Jewish guy and they don’t seem to care. And, you know, what’s the difference between a black man and a white man? It’s just different skin colors. But there are real differences between Christian and Jewish people.
Cube rat #2: You’re absolutely right. Jewish people go to church on Saturday.
Cube rat #11: That’s right.
Cube rat #12: And they peel their food.

Madison Street
Baltimore, Maryland

Overheard by: People in the Sun