Archive for 2018

Like Its Name­sake

Ed­i­tor: Did he use the word ‘gen­i­talia’ at all?
Old­er ed­i­tor: Or ‘good­ies’?
20-some­thing fe­male re­porter: It’s such a Latin-sound­ing word.
Old­er ed­i­tor: I know, ‘good­ies’ re­al­ly is.
20-some­thing fe­male re­porter: Gen­i­talia. It’s such a beau­ti­ful word. It just rolls right off the tongue.

News­room, Main Street
Cort­land, New York

Over­heard by: Qui­et­ly Work­ing at My Desk

That’s So Pro­found, Tiffany.

Long Is­land sec­re­tary #1: She’s old.
Long Is­land sec­re­tary #2: Some peo­ple just live too long.
Long Is­land sec­re­tary #1: She’ll die soon.
Long Is­land sec­re­tary #2: She’ll die when I kill her.

Man­hat­tan, New York

Over­heard by: stayin­gon­myside­ofthe­of­fice

9AM Back to Work

Co-work­er: I mean, we don’t re­al­ly work in an of­fice. We don’t even have desks. Okay, I do have a desk but it’s not, like, mine. It’s just a desk I’m at every day that I keep all my shit at. But it does­n’t have my name on it. Or a chair.

1050 Caribbean Way
Mi­a­mi, Flori­da

Over­heard by: Word Pow­er