Student: No, we're not wearing clown masks. I don't want to have to make the effort.

Sixth Form College

Overheard by: Becca

Princess: You guys, Johnny Depp doesn't always play dark characters. He was blonde in Secret Window!

Little Bar

Overheard by: Dead Betty

Lady on the bus: So I was 17 and pregnant! He was a Nazi extremist, but a very nice man. Very charming. I was rebellous (sic) as a teenager. Very rebellous. But now I'm old-fashioned, and I've got lots of morals.

New Zealand

Overheard by: dominic

Attractive teenage girl on cell, visibly upset: Man, not even my therapist understands my concerns that I'm not emotionally ready for Harry Potter to end. It's all just very sad and everyone thinks I'm crazy. Goddamn.


60-something man, watching obese woman board bus, loudly: So fat!
30-something woman, quietly: Yeah, sometimes it might be genetics or something. Not just cured by exercise, you know?
60-something man, loudly: I try to avoid getting too close to people who are that fat. I'm scared they'll just explode and innards will get all over me!
30-something woman: (disgusted look)


Overheard by: On the bus

Gender professor: I don’t know how you’d know by just looking at men if they’re the chivalrous kind or the rapey kind.

Hostess: Hope you all enjoyed your meal tonight!
Woman customer: It was horrible!
Hostess: Okay, well, have a good night!

American Cafe
Atlanta, Georgia

Overheard by: Emily

Guy on phone: Hold on a minute, I just have to cut something off my daughter…

Jersey City, New Jersey

Woman #1, standing over large dropped box on floor: Ugh, I dropped it.
Woman #2: That's it! Straddle it, you'll get it.
Woman #1: I can never get it up.

North Charleston, South Carolina

Overheard by: Chris M

Girl on phone: All right, bye. I love you sometimes.

Durham, North Carolina