10 February 2003
Submitted by eve on Tue, 02/11/2003 - 12:29am. Tragic
"I leave the guy a message, saying something totally boring like, 'Hi Fletcher, this is Gina returning your call, if you want to call me back again at this number we can work out the pickup.' Two seconds later my phone rings, and it's a girl who starts demanding who I am and why I just called her boyfriend. When I say it's just a business call, she starts going off about how not only am I bothering her boyfriend, but that I'm useless to her, because since I'm not one of his friends, I can't give her any insight."
"Whoa... What's up with this chick?"
"Yeah, seriously. I tell her, as slowly as possible, that I've never even met her boyfriend, that I work at a Bebe store, and there was a post-it by the phone saying the guy at this number had called for me, the manager of sorts, asking what we did with our old posters, and if he could have them."
"I always wondered about the posters, like at the bus stops. Some of them are cool."
"The bus company gives those away, just like we do, when the campaign is through. Anyway, I try to tell her that I'm just letting her boyfriend know that he can have the posters if he comes by after 6 to pick them up, and then she asks me, 'Wait a minute, what're they posters of?' I didn't even care anymore, I just said, 'Women.'"
--A woman talking to another woman on BART
2 February 2003
Submitted by eve on Mon, 02/03/2003 - 8:34am. Tragic
"Do you think Time-Warner answers their mail on Sundays?"
"Their email? Like, what department?"
"No, their real mail, I needed written proof. I mailed them on Thursday afternoon. I need their permission to show some slides in class."
"I'm sure they'll get right on that."
--Two guys at Cafe Strada.
22 November 2002
Submitted by eve on Fri, 11/22/2002 - 1:50pm. Tragic
"I think the thing that offended him was that there's no polite way to say it."
"No, he was offended that even though there was no polite way to say it, you said it anyway.."
"I can't help it if the surgery would make him more pleasant. It's true."
--Two girls walking by California Hall
5 October 2002
Submitted by eve on Mon, 10/07/2002 - 7:59am. Tragic
"Well stop for a minute. It's not that I'm totally unattractive compared to you guys, it's just..."
--One girl to two others, walking down Bancroft Street
24 September 2002
Submitted by eve on Tue, 09/24/2002 - 10:19pm. Tragic
"I was looking back in my jounals, reading all the things I wrote so long ago, and it made me realize the importance of writing it down -- otherwise, how else would I remember all things I felt? The people I loved?
Like, for example, I read all the way back to... my Skylar phase. *pause* Yeah, I haven't forgotten him, just don't think about him much anymore. Moved on. Anyway, in my journal then, all the entires are all 'Skylar talked to me,' and 'Skylar knows all the cool parties.' And when we didn't hook up, I thought I'd never get over him.'
And reading all those old things I wrote now, it was like, I've just changed so much since the begining of the semester."
--A girl having an impassioned cell phone conversation on Dwinelle Plaza
For those keeping count, this is week 5 of the semester.
5 August 2002
Submitted by eve on Tue, 08/06/2002 - 1:12pm. Tragic
"She used to stand near our game and shout things like, 'hike me your cigarettes,' to try and get his attention."
--A woman talking to a man in Yali's Cafe
7 July 2002
Submitted by eve on Mon, 07/08/2002 - 9:24pm. Tragic
"If you could be any height and width, what height and width would you be?"
--A girl about ten years old, to another girl about her age, at A Cuppa Tea
5 July 2002
Submitted by eve on Fri, 07/05/2002 - 3:26pm. Tragic
"Do you think he knew that you got paid on the first of the month, or was he just guessing?"
"I guess that's why he's a palm reader, they just know things like that. I just wish the money in my money house came from somewhere other than my paycheck, it was kind of a disappointment. But it makes sense."
--Two women talking on Telegraph Ave
1 July 2002
Submitted by eve on Mon, 07/01/2002 - 4:15pm. Tragic
"Last year in computer class we made websites, and I made one about Brandon. But then he found it, and we broke up."
--A teenage girl talking on a cell phone on Hearst
25 June 2002
Submitted by eve on Wed, 06/26/2002 - 8:34am. Tragic
"Sometimes when we go out I just feel like you're more excited about the thing that we're doing, camping, shopping, skydiving, than the fact that you're doing it with me."
"See, this is exactly why I didn't want to tell you this."
--A man and a woman in Safeway