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…You Just De­scribed My Un­cle Wal­ter

Mid­dle aged CSR #1: Am I flash­ing or is it hot in here?
Mid­dle aged CSR #2: It’s not just you. I’m to­tal­ly flash­ing, like a re­tard!
20-some­thing CSR, laugh­ing: You’re flash­ing like a what?
Mid­dle aged CSR #2: A re­tard. You know… Like those peo­ple who have noth­ing on un­der­neath their trench coats, and they flash peo­ple. You know, those crazy peo­ple.

Al­iso Viejo, Cal­i­for­nia


At­tor­ney, dis­cussing po­ten­tial va­ca­tion des­ti­na­tions: So, I was think­ing Fin­land.
Para­le­gal: That’s great. You know, one of my cousins spent a month in Ice­land.
At­tor­ney, ex­as­per­at­ed: Ice­land is way dif­fer­ent from Fin­land: One’s like an is­land, the oth­er is like an isth­mus.

Fort Wayne, In­di­ana

Over­heard by: Bet­sy

Spo­ken Like Some­one Who Has­n’t Ful­ly An­a­lyzed “Sk8r Boi”

Cowork­er to new em­ploy­ee: Love the Avril Lav­i­gne poster, Su­san*. I had no idea you were such a fan!
New em­ploy­ee: Nev­er missed a con­cert in the Mid­west! Avril re­al­ly speaks to me. Her songs are so pro­found.
Ar­ro­gant man in cube across: Oh, come on Su­san! As a 40-some­thing woman with bad style and three kids, what could a 18-year-old pos­si­bly teach you that is so pro­found? If you start­ed wear­ing heavy black eye­lin­er and fish­nets, then maybe I would be­lieve you.

Ed­i­na, Min­neso­ta