Author Topic: Overheard today  (Read 62469 times)

Kim

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #425 on: January 24, 2019, 03:56:22 pm »
I assumed from the start it was a child. An indulged one.

Yeahbut Buffy The Vampire Slayer ended in 2003.  If it's a child, you'd hope it would have grown out of that sort of thing by now.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #426 on: January 24, 2019, 03:58:49 pm »
Yeah, that reminds me of liking the taste of glass panes as a child. Not sure how I discovered their taste. It was a sort of cool neutral taste AFAIR. I don't think I ever licked any windows other than those at home though.
A cup of tea is the perfect bridge between real life and cake.

woollypigs

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #427 on: January 24, 2019, 05:00:01 pm »
Cause that was a child who haven't indulged in that pleasure as a child ??!?!










.... oh was that only me then ?

Clare

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #428 on: January 24, 2019, 08:52:34 pm »
Willow is a toddler who was entertaining herself while her mother was distracted by breastfeeding Willow’s younger sibling. She had already smacked herslef in the face with the contents of a Jack-in-the-box and opened a box of plastic letters then turned the box over to look at the bottom of it. That was about the point that I stopped trying to read my book and watched the in-cafe entertainment instead.

fboab

  • It's a fecking serious business, riding a bike
Re: Overheard today
« Reply #429 on: January 24, 2019, 10:40:43 pm »


I assumed from the start it was a child. An indulged one.

Yeahbut Buffy The Vampire Slayer ended in 2003.  If it's a child, you'd hope it would have grown out of that sort of thing by now.

Which means that children who watched, will have children of their own..
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Kim

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #430 on: January 24, 2019, 10:42:29 pm »


I assumed from the start it was a child. An indulged one.

Yeahbut Buffy The Vampire Slayer ended in 2003.  If it's a child, you'd hope it would have grown out of that sort of thing by now.

Which means that children who watched, will have children of their own..

Ah, I hadn't considered the second-generation Buffy fans.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

ElyDave

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #431 on: February 14, 2019, 04:18:09 pm »
Two youngsters in Ashford yesterday, cycling past me on the pavement on BSOs

One to the other "I think my chain's lost all its power"

That's the next audax excuse in the bag, I think
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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #432 on: March 05, 2019, 09:24:06 am »
Not overheard as such, but the following email appeared this morning...

"Hi All,

We have received a calculator from Peru with nobody’s name on. If anyone knows about this can they please come down to Stores to collect.

Thanks
Kev"
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

Re: Overheard today
« Reply #433 on: March 05, 2019, 09:39:49 am »
Wot no marmalade?
Get a bicycle. You will never regret it, if you live- Mark Twain

Re: Overheard today
« Reply #434 on: March 05, 2019, 12:37:26 pm »
Not overheard as such, but the following email appeared this morning...

"Hi All,

We have received a calculator from Peru with nobody’s name on. If anyone knows about this can they please come down to Stores to collect.

Thanks
Kev"

It just doesn’t add up.
L'enfer, c'est les autos.

Re: Overheard today
« Reply #435 on: March 05, 2019, 01:00:36 pm »
This thread will soon multiply, and then it'll divide opinion.

Steph

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #436 on: March 05, 2019, 01:13:46 pm »
It won't do a fraction of that.
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Pingu

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #437 on: March 05, 2019, 01:25:50 pm »
What's the point, cos there's a sine that this thread is going off at a tangent?

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #438 on: March 05, 2019, 05:21:12 pm »
Not overheard but misheard. I heard Czasem policznie jest, which would almost but not quite mean "Sometimes they're numerous." It would make sense but the grammar's not quite right, neither is the vocab come to that. "What?" Trzeba symbolicznie jeść. Ah! You need to eat them symbolically (in symbolic quantity). Tak jak pączki. "Like doughnuts," which should make it clear what was being discussed. (My fault, I didn't make enough.)
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Basil

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #439 on: March 05, 2019, 07:53:26 pm »
Two chaps leaving the shop as I entered this evening.
"You know, it's like when you're playing your Xbox and your little brother's being annoying, so you give him a controller, but you don't actually plug it in."

I'd love to know what it was what it was in their lives that compared to that.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #440 on: March 07, 2019, 11:12:11 pm »
"Why should we go up in the London Eye?"
"Well there's a good view up there."
"That's not good enough. Do we make any cash from having that nice view?"
"No, there is no cash for us from having that nice view."
"Well, we don't take risks we don't have to take."
A cup of tea is the perfect bridge between real life and cake.

Re: Overheard today
« Reply #441 on: March 08, 2019, 09:50:23 am »
Seems reasonable.
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^ This woman knows what she's talking about.

Andrij

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #442 on: March 08, 2019, 10:02:09 am »
"Why should we go up in the London Eye?"
"Well there's a good view up there."
"That's not good enough. Do we make any cash from having that nice view?"
"No, there is no cash for us from having that nice view."
"Well, we don't take risks we don't have to take."

Were they Ferengi?
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #443 on: March 08, 2019, 10:18:11 am »
"Why should we go up in the London Eye?"
"Well there's a good view up there."
"That's not good enough. Do we make any cash from having that nice view?"
"No, there is no cash for us from having that nice view."
"Well, we don't take risks we don't have to take."

Were they Ferengi?
In human form.
A cup of tea is the perfect bridge between real life and cake.

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: Overheard today
« Reply #444 on: March 08, 2019, 11:25:06 am »
"Why should we go up in the London Eye?"
"Well there's a good view up there."
"That's not good enough. Do we make any cash from having that nice view?"
"No, there is no cash for us from having that nice view."
"Well, we don't take risks we don't have to take."

Were they Ferengi?
In human form.

Tories, then?
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: Overheard today
« Reply #445 on: March 08, 2019, 11:47:49 am »
"Why should we go up in the London Eye?"
"Well there's a good view up there."
"That's not good enough. Do we make any cash from having that nice view?"
"No, there is no cash for us from having that nice view."
"Well, we don't take risks we don't have to take."

Were they Ferengi?
In human form.

Tories, then?
Nah, the Ferengi have some redeeming qualities.
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

Tim Hall

  • I want to eat the fleeting shade of your lashes
Re: Overheard today
« Reply #446 on: March 11, 2019, 01:56:28 pm »
Announcement at London Waterloo yesterday:

"We apologise for the disruption to services due to the severe weather conditions. Lines are being obstructed mainly by fallen trees but also by a trampoline and scaffolding"

OWTTE
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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #447 on: March 11, 2019, 03:25:08 pm »
and the odd train....
Get a bicycle. You will never regret it, if you live- Mark Twain

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #448 on: March 13, 2019, 09:43:34 am »
On a suburban train heading from Avonmouth back into Bristol. Sitting across from me is a man with a Scouse accent and trade plates. Conductor comes round and he asks for a ticket to "where this ends." Which could mean so many things, but he got a ticket to Bristol Temple Meads.

Later he was on the phone. "Yeah, I've just dropped that one off. Gloucester next. No, not Milton Keynes. I've just come from... " he stopped, turned to me and asked "Where have I come from?"
A cup of tea is the perfect bridge between real life and cake.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #449 on: March 19, 2019, 10:14:20 am »
"At lunch, **** executives will be seated at assigned and numbered tables.  But you, our guests, can sit wherever you want.  The seating chart is in your binder, so choose the table with executive that you would most like to grill."

I don't think it was deliberate, but it tickled me to think of "grilling" the execs over lunch.
A cup of tea is the perfect bridge between real life and cake.