Shopping Is An Endurance Sport

, , , , | Friendly | October 6, 2018

(I work at a popular party supply store. I overhear a young boy, maybe eight, say this to his mom after they finish their transaction.)

Boy: “Now get me out of here, or else I’m gonna die.”

(Me, too, kid.)

Giving The Flat-Earthers Hope

, , , , | Learning | September 23, 2018

(At my university, the science building has classroom-style lectures where the rooms are long and have doors on both ends of the room, so you can hear a lot from the hall. I am walking past one class when I overhear one lecture.)

Teacher #1: “…remember that a hypothesis can never be proven true…”

(Next door…)

Teacher #2: “…there was a point in human history where people thought the Earth was flat…”

Sit Down, You’ll Like This One

, , , | Right | September 12, 2018

(Overheard at an airport:)

Ticketing Agent #1: *on phone* “No! He said the child was under age two when he made the reservation!”

Ticketing Agent #2: “Of all the gall…”

Me: “What happened?”

Ticketing Agent #1: “Children under two fly free, seated on a parent’s lap. Children over two have to have a seat. The flight was full, so he missed it because there wasn’t a seat available for his son.”

Ticketing Agent #2: “I don’t think he’ll try that again…”

Getting Into The Spirit Of This Parenting Thing

, , , , , | Right | August 24, 2018

(I am at the pharmacy queuing at the checkout. A woman behind me is also queuing with what I presume are her grandchildren. They are screaming, asking for a DVD which said she no to. We go to separate checkouts at the same time, where I overhear this.)

Cashier: “Do you want bags with those?”

Women: “I want some alcohol. It’s the children’s school holiday.”

(It definitely made my being in a shop with screaming kids worth it.)

Seeing A Narwhal On The Sea Wall

, , , , , | Related | August 15, 2018

(I’m going for a walk on our local sea wall. I see a woman and a perhaps seven- or eight-year-old girl coming toward me. As they pass, I hear the little girl say happily:)

Girl: “Now that I know that unicorns are real, there’s all sorts of things I can believe in!”

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