In Passing... Random overheard comments from around Berkeley.en-ushttp://inpassing.org/ Copyright 2003, Eve S. Droppereve@inpassing.orgeve@inpassing.org"How could he not want to buy two ladies tea?" --A genuinely su http://www.inpassing.org/comments.phtml?mode=view&lid=1303 "How could he not want to buy two ladies tea?"<br /> --A genuinely surprised woman outside Arizmendi Bakery in Oakland"We're not allowed to actually say that. But I can say something http://www.inpassing.org/comments.phtml?mode=view&lid=1302 "We're not allowed to actually say that. But I can say something like, 'The fruit nut bar? Well, do you like health food? Do you like the taste of health food? Do you like the newspaper?' And let them guess from there."<br /> --A guy working at Starbucks.<br /> <br /> "I might have to put her up for adoption, though." "Oh, I'm so http://www.inpassing.org/comments.phtml?mode=view&lid=1301 "I might have to put her up for adoption, though."<br /> "Oh, I'm so sorry. Forgive me for asking."<br /> "But only if she turns out to be a Redskins fan. It's too early to tell right now."<br /> --A pregnant woman and an elderly woman talking in the shoe section at Bloomingdales.<br /> "See, these are all the mini items for travel. Isn't that fun? L http://www.inpassing.org/comments.phtml?mode=view&lid=1300 "See, these are all the mini items for travel. Isn't that fun? Look, mini shampoo. Do you need mini deodorant?"<br /> "Why don't I just get regular deodorant, which is only 20% bigger and then I'll just have deodorant when I get back from Maine?"<br /> "Because it's mini, and it's fun. Ok? How can you not like mini things?"<br /> --A mother and daughter shopping at Long's Drugs<br /> ---<br /> Ahhh, back in Berkeley for three sleepful days, and then I'll be off on business trip #2. Thank god for net at home finally working."Susan liked how literate I was." "And I would be thinking her http://www.inpassing.org/comments.phtml?mode=view&lid=1299 "Susan liked how literate I was." <br /> "And I would be thinking here... maybe you shouldn't be dating people who are so terribly impressed that you can read."<br /> --A man and a woman talking outside the Body Shop"Aw, don't sell yourself short. That's what I'm here to do." -- http://www.inpassing.org/comments.phtml?mode=view&lid=1298 "Aw, don't sell yourself short. That's what I'm here to do."<br /> --A girl talking to a self-depricating guy in line for the ATM<br /> <br /> <br /> ---<br /> Again, sorry for post lack, I'm on my very first business trip for work and I have been, well, busy. <br /> "He's such a player lover hater." "Exactly." --Two girls talki http://www.inpassing.org/comments.phtml?mode=view&lid=1297 "He's such a player lover hater."<br /> "Exactly."<br /> --Two girls talking outside Walgreen's.<br /> "L-o-u-i-s-i-a-n-a." "Where's the 'w' in it, then?" "I'm think http://www.inpassing.org/comments.phtml?mode=view&lid=1296 "L-o-u-i-s-i-a-n-a."<br /> "Where's the 'w' in it, then?"<br /> "I'm thinking you should re-think applying."<br /> --A woman and a man, apparently filling out a form of some sort, in line at Peet's coffee.<br /> "It's 'nett' not 'dit'. 'Pundit squares' sounds like a tic-tac-t http://www.inpassing.org/comments.phtml?mode=view&lid=1295 "It's 'nett' not 'dit'. 'Pundit squares' sounds like a tic-tac-toe gameshow from hell."<br /> "Or a slimy breakfast cereal."<br /> --A guy and a girl outside Andronico's.<br /> "Sequins and linen should have really remained a forbidden union http://www.inpassing.org/comments.phtml?mode=view&lid=1294 "Sequins and linen should have really remained a forbidden union."<br /> --A girl talking to another girl at Nordstrom"I have to pack. I'll get to Minnesota and have nothing to wear. http://www.inpassing.org/comments.phtml?mode=view&lid=1293 "I have to pack. I'll get to Minnesota and have nothing to wear."<br /> "They will have clothes there, you know. It's just whether you spend time packing here, or shopping for new clothes there. It's probably more efficient to buy them there, given the money you'd spend on doing laundry tonight."<br /> --Two girls at Peet's coffee <br /> <br /> ---<br /> I know the cost of living in the Bay Area is higher than average, but can you really buy an entire wardrobe for a roll of quarters in the midwest? I mean, even at Goodwill, jeans are $5...<br /> "It's like Hamlet, only less complicated." "And in Bakersfield. http://www.inpassing.org/comments.phtml?mode=view&lid=1292 "It's like Hamlet, only less complicated."<br /> "And in Bakersfield."<br /> --A girl and a guy talking near Berkeley Bowl<br /> "Well, the internet was designed to survive a nuclear attack thr http://www.inpassing.org/comments.phtml?mode=view&lid=1291 "Well, the internet was designed to survive a nuclear attack through redundancy."<br /> "Waaaaiiiit just one minute. Are you trying to tell me that we could lose the <i>entire Eastern seaboard</i>... and I could still look for pictures of Mandy Moore? Yes, thank you, I knew that."<br /> --A serious guy, and a mock-movie-drama-serious guy, at Fuddruckers. <br />