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February 21, 2008

Overheard on Delta Flight 1529

Mike @ 8:05 am   |  Comments (4)
Filed under: Short Conversations

[I’m getting my bag out of an overhead bin after landing in Boston.]

Stewardess: So, you just spending a couple hours here?

Me: No, no I actually live here.

Stewardess: Really?

February 19, 2008

Overheard at the W Court, 39th/Lex, NYC

Mike @ 3:08 pm   |  Comments (3)
Filed under: Short Conversations

[Me, entering an elevator. A woman concierge is also in the elevator.]

Woman: Hey! First time in New York City?

Me: No.

Woman: First time in this hotel?

Me: No. I’ve been here before.

[Pause.]

Woman: Well. Have a great stay!

Me: Thanks.

February 5, 2008

LOLWhat’sYourName

Allen @ 9:48 am   |  Comments Off on LOLWhat’sYourName
Filed under: cats,GIKKU Approved,lol*,Short Conversations

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January 29, 2008

Overheard in a NYC Bar: Science Mondays

Allen @ 7:07 am   |  Comments Off on Overheard in a NYC Bar: Science Mondays
Filed under: Short Conversations

[having a conversation with Ben and his friend Manchiu about brains in vats at the W Hotel bar…]

Barternder: You a neurologist?

Me: No.

Bartender: Well I got a guy for you to talk to.

Me: Who?

Bartender: My friend’s a neurologist.  He teaches out west at Stanford Berkeley.  George Lucas works with him.

Me: George Lucas is awesome!

Bartender: Yeah, they work together out at his place near Stanford Berkeley.

Me: Cool.

Bartender: Skywalker Ranch.

December 22, 2007

Overheard in the North End: Holiday Cheer Edition

Mike @ 1:54 pm   |  Comments (1)
Filed under: Short Conversations

[Overheard while walking down the street with my mafia sandwich and a CVS bag. The North End is packed with angry, frustrated tourists today elbowing each other for Christmas cannolis.]

A valet parking attendent is bitching out a driver.

Local North Ender Pedestrian: Hey!

Valet looks over.

Local: Hey! Yeah you! Why you gotta be a dick?

Valet mumbles something.

Local: You think you own the streets? Huh?

Valet mumbles something in response.

Local: You think you own these streets?

Valet mumbles again.

Local: Yeah. You know what’s comin’.

December 6, 2007

Overhead at My Local Gas Station

Allen @ 11:40 am   |  Comments (1)
Filed under: Short Conversations

[I’m pumping gas when it suddenly slows to a trickle, then stops completely after 0.713 gallons dispensed…]

Me: Excuse me, the pump just stopped pumping.

Gas Station Attendant: Oh man, we’re outta gas again.

Me: Uh… the gas station ran out of gas?

Gas Station Attendant: The economy’s bad.

Me:

Gas Station Attendant: The owner didn’t put up the $50,000 deposit for gas this month.  No delivery.  No gas.

Me: No gas for me?

Gas Station Attendant:  No gas for you.  No gas for nobody.

November 26, 2007

You know what’s sad?

Mike @ 5:57 am   |  Comments (2)
Filed under: boston sucks,Short Conversations

When a few doofuses who do this in their SPARE TIME (which is incredibly limited, due to our incredible importance) can write better “short conversations” than regional Townie Town rags like the Improper Bostonian.

Doth I brag?

I’ll let you, Gentle GIKKU Reader, be the judge.

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Here in Boston, we get very excited by the word “sex.”

November 18, 2007

Short Conversation: The L.A. Ethos

Allen @ 12:18 am   |  Comments (1)
Filed under: Short Conversations

She: I’ve gained 20 pounds since I went vegetarian, I mean, what the hell?!

Me: Yeah, eat more meat.

She: Totally, you know what they say, right?

Me: … [shakes head]

She: Nothing tastes better than being skinny.

October 31, 2007

Overheard in NYC: Drunk Gutter Wisdom

Allen @ 12:59 pm   |  Comments (1)
Filed under: Short Conversations

[Drunk man stumbles into the gutter on 8th Avenue, falling down and splashing water on parked cars and passers-by.]

Passer-by:  You okay, man?

Drunk Man: [still face down] … Life is like a box of chocolates.  You never know what you’ll get.

October 24, 2007

Overheard in the North End

Mike @ 7:49 am   |  Comments (2)
Filed under: Short Conversations

This conversation woke me up last night, as my windows were open.

Younger Man: I’m gonna FAWKIN’ kill myself.

Older Man: Well, stop wastin’ time and just climb to the top of a building and DO IT NOW.

Younger Man: I’m really gonna do it!

Older Man: Stop FAWKIN’ tawkin’ about it and DO IT then!

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