Thursday, November 13, 2008

Midwestern Eavesdropping - 11/13/08

Waitress at Aragon Ballroom delivering beers: "That's seven dollar teen."
--Chicago, Aragon Ballroom, Lawrence & Broadway
Eavesdroppers: Dancing Bear & RDC

Man talking to himself, blocking people from getting up the escalators: "I was just a booty call?"
--Chicago, Clark & Lake Blue Line station
Eavesdropper: 1/2 Pint

Fourth grade teacher: "I wish I knew how to alphabetize. Dammit!"
--Chicago, a Chicago Public School
Eavesdropper: AlyK

Thirty- or fortysomething guy overly impressed with himself, in line to get into Obama rally: "Yeah, I met Joe Louis when I was a baby."
--Chicago, somewhere on Columbus between Congress and Balbo
Eavesdropper: The Loose-Lipped Lithuanian

Two teenagers discussing voting when they become of age:
Boy: "I don't know if I'm going to vote."
Girl (screaming and hitting the boy): "You're lower class. You HAVE to vote!"
--Chicago, Clark & Lake Blue Line station
Eavesdropper: 1/2 Pint

Middle-aged man leaving a voicemail an excessive number of outros: "I'll give ya a call when I find out. Alright. Take Care. Talk to you later. Love you. Bye."
--Indianapolis, McDonald's on Northwest side
Eavesdropper: Shrock Star

Thanks to all who contributed. For everyone else, shape those ears up. When you overhear something funny, email it to for inclusion in the next exciting installment of Midwestern Eavesdropping.

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