"When Blago says 'It's in God's hands', I want to slap the crap out of him."
- Metra commuter, 7/29/10

July 29, 2010 in Chicago Observations, Overheard | Permalink | Comments (2)


"You can insinuate anything you want from that."

Memo to young financial professionals: if you insist on using four-syllable words in everyday conversation, at least know what they mean. Oh, and your habit of dropping a f-bomb in every sentence really isn't impressing anyone either.

May 5, 2010 in Overheard | Permalink | Comments (1)

Overheard: Home Cut Donuts

(Young African-American man, waiting in line and apparently eyeing the teenaged girls who are tending the counter, is asked by an acquaintance how he's doing.)

Man: "Fine lookin' young ladies...a cheap breakfast...I'm doin' good!"

November 23, 2008 in Joliet, Overheard | Permalink | Comments (0)

Overheard at Trader Joe's

(Customer eyes bottle of Young's Double Chocolate Stout.)

"Huh! Chocolate beer. That's not my forté."

December 27, 2006 in Overheard | Permalink | Comments (1)

Overheard at Sugarbucks

   "Excuse me, this was supposed to be an eggnog latté. I don't know what this is, but it tastes awful."
   (Baristas confer, one examines cup.) "It's coffee."
   "Like I said, awful."

December 10, 2006 in Overheard | Permalink | Comments (3)