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In Passing

Postby Hellaphunt » Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:04 pm UTC

Once upon a time there existed http://www.inpassing.org

It was basically a site where people submitted things they would overhear while out and about, in passing. There was some quality stuff on there.

So, I'm thinking we can start one here. Post anything you've overheard or eavesdropped in. Do not limit yourself to the mundane, insignificant, foul (moderators?) or controversial topics.

On Oreos the other day at Albertson's...

Older male: "I got four of these. 'Buy one, get the other half off.' "
Younger male: "So, why four? You don't even like those."
Older male: "What did I tell you about these special offers thingies?"
Younger male: "That they make you buy it."
Older male: "Right. So, I'll be right back. I hate Oreos."
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Re: In Passing

Postby Liet Kynes » Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:07 pm UTC

Try http://www.notalwayright.com its the samething with the service industry.

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Re: In Passing

Postby Hellaphunt » Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:09 pm UTC

Oh, cool. Does this mean we can't have it here?

Haha. The New York one is better than inpassing.org. I think inpassing was in San Francisco, CA.
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Re: In Passing

Postby Liet Kynes » Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:11 pm UTC

We could still have it here if you want. I can't remember any interesting ones right now.

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Re: In Passing

Postby Andrew » Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:50 pm UTC

Last night I heard a girl say to a guy, both in a shop doorway in Leeds about 11PM, "oh, you're pissing on my leg! These are my work jeans!".

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Postby Moo » Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:53 pm UTC

I just so happen to have today overheard the MD of the company laughingly say It’s amazing what you can find out in a jacuzzi, you know!. It was odd.
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Re: In Passing

Postby Hellaphunt » Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:01 pm UTC

Hahaha! Wtf?
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Re: In Passing

Postby AtomicLlama » Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:05 pm UTC

I submitted this quote to Overheard in the Office, and they actually published it!

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Re: In Passing

Postby cwoodin » Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:34 pm UTC

Haha, that overheard in New York site is great -
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Re: In Passing

Postby kleptoman » Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:32 pm UTC

When discussing some headphones I got today, a kindly soul said "I hope you aren't damaging your ear-loaves"
argh.

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Re: In Passing

Postby Hellaphunt » Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:34 pm UTC

kleptoman wrote:When discussing some headphones I got today, a kindly soul said "I hope you aren't damaging your ear-loaves"


Hahaha. Something along the lines of "supposably."
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Re: In Passing

Postby hermaj » Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:37 pm UTC

At my work, a couple of weeks ago: "No, no, you see, [a packet of crisps] is the same as the sticky tape, because they both weigh 75 grams. You see? So we could get either of them and it would just be the same."

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Re: In Passing

Postby suffer-cait » Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:10 pm UTC

walking down my BF's street 2 weeks ago: "naw, it was supposed to work, but she said it made her want to puke, and that just ruined it."

i automatically think sex, but i'm not sure i want to think that through. also the guy who replied said something that kind of guarenteed they weren't speaking of sex, though i can't remember what it was.
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Re: In Passing

Postby guyy » Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:52 am UTC

I heard some people talking about extinct animals a few days ago, which culminated in one of them yelling "I want a tiny elephant! I want a giant penguin!". It was pretty odd.

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Re: In Passing

Postby Decker » Fri Nov 07, 2008 2:53 am UTC

guyy wrote:I heard some people talking about extinct animals a few days ago, which culminated in one of them yelling "I want a tiny elephant! I want a giant penguin!". It was pretty odd.

Who doesn't?
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Re: In Passing

Postby guyy » Fri Nov 07, 2008 4:14 am UTC

Decker wrote:
guyy wrote:I heard some people talking about extinct animals a few days ago, which culminated in one of them yelling "I want a tiny elephant! I want a giant penguin!". It was pretty odd.

Who doesn't?


...Want those things? No one.

...Loudly announce that they want those things for almost no reason? Almost everyone.

(Am I being confusing enough yet?)

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Re: In Passing

Postby KingLoser » Fri Nov 07, 2008 4:20 am UTC

You might like Overheard in Dublin too...

In Roddy Boland's in Rathmines one night I overheard a group of Italian guys (tourists) trying to chat up two Irish girls and not getting very far.

One of the Italian's started waxing lyrical about one of the girls and her "beautiful pale skin" and said: "In my country, you would be a Princess"

To which the Irish girl replied "And in my country, you'd work in a chipper, now f**k off".
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Re: In Passing

Postby dubsola » Fri Nov 07, 2008 1:51 pm UTC

I've heard a couple of doozies.

1. A bleached-blonde pony-tailed, wrinked ex-raver dude telling his friend in a drawling Cockney accent: "I spent six years in Eye-bee-tha". Ibiza is the Spansih party island with lots of clubs, drugs and bad music.

2. Scene: a windy day at the market. The wind blows down a stall's marquee, which narrowly misses a small dog. Dog starts barking madly. A gentlemen next to me starts telling his friend how he was helping someone move house and their small dog was crushed by a rolled up carpet.

Apologies if that last one was a bit dark.

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Re: In Passing

Postby Blinke » Fri Nov 07, 2008 4:08 pm UTC

The other day, when sitting in a couch at school, some girl by a nearby computer loudly exclaimed to her friend: "Remember the super banana!" I still have no idea what that was about.

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Re: In Passing

Postby Dingbats » Sat Nov 08, 2008 12:09 am UTC

Blinke wrote:The other day, when sitting in a couch at school, some girl by a nearby computer loudly exclaimed to her friend: "Remember the super banana!" I still have no idea what that was about.

Super banana is a weapon in Worms, if that makes any sense out of it.

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Re: In Passing

Postby Mo0man » Sat Nov 08, 2008 12:19 am UTC

Liet Kynes wrote:Try http://www.notalwayright.com its the samething with the service industry.

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