Overheard and Shout Outs: August 17, 2018


Are there tid-bits of conversations you’ve heard while standing in line at the grocery store, serving a table, or walking down the sidewalk that make you smile, cringe or laugh out loud?

“I have to stop taking dead people’s clothing.”

“She’s got the blank look of a Tolkien fan.”

“You never see anyone smiling at a fish boil.”

“Is it a shotgun or a Victorian?”

“I ate his bubblegum eyes.”

“Her nose is pointing downward, toward her grave.”



Is there someone or something that deserves a pat on the back or a slap on the wrist?

Thank you to the woman with Iowa plates, who stopped and picked up me and my flat-tired bike on Settlement Road! And thank you to your niece from Florida for her impromptu visit – if it weren’t for her, you never would’ve driven to the Pig and driven by me! 

Shout out to the baristas and servers at Blue Horse who maintain their composure and cheerful dispositions amidst the Saturday morning rush.

Shout out to drivers who stop to let pedestrians cross the road.


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