Customer: How do you guys get to New York? Like, which flights do I have to get on?
Ticket agent: (explains routes, flight numbers, arrival times, etc.)
Customer: Okay. I'd like a ticket to Chicago, please.

Edmonton International Airport

Overheard by: Amused Agent

Receptionist on cell: We're going to have to make a special trip to New York, girl, because I need some new door knockers in my life, and you know I'm not going to find them around here.

Portland, Oregon

Man on phone: Man I saw plenty of dogs in Shanghai, and I gotta tell you they weren't eating them!

Washington, DC

Boss on phone: Hey, uh, I booked a vacation with you guys and pre-paid and everything, and uh, well, (pause) I don't really know how to say this, but uh, I did some things… You know, uh-uh-uh, things you do when you are on vacation, uh-uh-uh-uh-uh… and… uh, well I overslept and missed my flight back home, so I had to buy another airline ticket and want to know if I can get some of my money back.

Richmond, Virginia

Coworker #1, showing cube neighbor a sheet of paper: How would you pronounce this?
Coworker #2: I think it would be “Matsuyuki Suzuki,” but that's just a guess.
Coworker #1: I'll ask Rich*, he's going to Italy soon.

Bellevue, Washington

Overheard by: Guido Honda

Office lady #1: I’m going to a sleep-away camp for ten-year-olds this weekend.
Office lady #2: Well, at least there will be alcohol.

1 Park Avenue
New York, New York

Overheard by: sarcastro

Manager who has been in the office all week: Uh, yeah, yeah. Sorry, I haven't gotten that to you. Yeah, I know you need it. I haven't been home, I've been traveling.

Indianapolis, Indiana

Overheard by: liz

Worker #1: Yeah, we're excited to see Scotland.
Worker #2: What's on your list to see in Scotland?
Worker #1: Well I really want to see Stonehenge!
Worker #2: Stonehenge is in England.
Worker #1: Wait…what did you ask?

Redmond, Washington

Visiting European account manager: Hello [Katie], how nice to see you again. I am back for factory visit!
Chinese Sales Rep: Hi, welcome you to office again! You are look much fatter than last time! Every time, fatter and fatter!
Visiting European account manager: …yes…well…really…

188 Dong Cheng Da Dao
Dong Guan, China

Busboy: I’m joining the national guard next week. You get lots of tuition for only one weekend a month and two weeks a year.
Manager: Yeah, right. Pick me up a key chain from Baghdad, would you?

Circle Centre Mall
Indianapolis, Indiana

Overheard by: Shatmandu