40-something female suit to friends: I just wanted to cover her in Lysol! San Jose, California Overheard by: Wondering what the rest of the conversation was…
Fratboy wannabe #1, entering coffee shop, to friend: Dude, I was just attacked by Wes.
Fratboy wannabe #2: Who's Wes? Do I know Wes?
Fratboy wannabe #1: Yeah, yeah. Big guy, lives in our dorm.
Fratboy wannabe #2: The one I gave a hug to last night?
Fratboy wannabe #1: I don't know. I can't keep up. Golden Roast
Knoxville, Tennessee Overheard by: Creeped-out Cara
Philosophy teacher: So, I've created a robot that knows how to go into my office and make me a coffee. But what if something goes wrong? What if the coffee's in a different place, or there's no milk? What if there's bees in the sugar?
Guy shaking his fist: Damn you, Chuck E. Cheese! New Jersey
Girl to friend: I really feel like I am in The Matrix right now.
Earnest fellow: And then I watched Scrubs, and then I watched Blade Runner, the movie. And then guess what I did?
Earnest fellow (proudly): I organized my receipts. http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/overheardinminneapolis/~3/287115616/sounds-like-a-good-cure-for-insomnia.html Overheard by: the girls by the elevator.
Drama teacher to students: Okay, I want you all to close your eyes and imagine the most painful thing you can think of. Okay?
(a few moments pass)
Drama teacher: Okay, who wants to share? Dallin, how about you?
Dallin: Umm… Well, I imagined giving birth to a cactus baby.
Girl next to him: What is with you and cactus babies? High School
Utah Overheard by: Weskimo
Guy: So yesterday I totally got paid $10 an hour to lay on the floor and do nothing!
Liberal Arts Building, Utah Valley University
Freshman girl, emphatically to strangers: Roller derby saved my life! Roller derby saved all of our lives! Eugene, Oregon Overheard by: You've been playing for a month, shut up
Statistics professor writing on board: I’ll leave the numbers out because I always get them wrong anyway.
University of Chicago
Illinois Overheard by: too early for this class