Tuesday, October 23, 2012
List it Tuesday 10/23: Overheard (or what they didn't say)
I had a good career in Eavesdroppings before I moved here. In a college town there is so much wonderful nonsense to be overheard. Apparently it is not so where I am now, unless I just hit a stroke of bad overheard luck. I listened tirelessly all week long and got next to nothing but soccer scores and remarks from folks in dire need of a good contractor.
The only worthy eavesdroppings I got were (not surprisingly) on the train (out of town):
1. "So that's where pallets go to die" (shipping yard near Rutherford)
2. "It was one of those places you go, for like, spiritual things, like Urban Outfitters"(somewhere under the Hudson River)
3. "You know what said to him? You know what I said to him? Nothing I can say in front of you" (Clifton)
That's it. I am in such a state about the distressing lack of overheard substance around here that I couldn't even draw the ones I had. If you want to see some of my favorite illustrated eavesdroppings you'll have to go here. Please tell me you did better this week than I did!
Next week's suggested topic: "quick fixes": stuff you know you need to do (and could do in a flash), but for whatever reason, it remains undone.
Posted by aimee