Archive for 2010

…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