What up what up!
Been asked a lot about when our next #Overheard installment will be dropping, and while I haven’t stockpiled *too* many convos lately, I suppose we have enough to have some fun today ;)
So please to enjoy: things I’ve overheard at the coffee shop lately!
Courtesy of unsuspecting – but very interesting – people unlucky enough to sit near me, haha…
“Mom – you don’t have to be there every time I make a decision… Just let me put a gold cap on my tooth! It’s cool!”
Haha… The things we spend our money and energy on as a kid!!! Though I can’t really talk – I tried putting earrings in as many holes on my face as I could back then ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
“I’m going to punch you in your boob”
Almost spit out my coffee on that one.
“She’s as fake as a $3.00 bill!”
YES!!! Excellent money analogy!!
“I asked for 6 inches, and he gave me 12…”
Here’s a perfect example of when context is key, haha… After my adolescent chuckle I realized they were talking about *hair cuts* ;)
“She looks skinny but is not…”
Here’s another one – they were talking about their cat!! Lol…
“I won a Nintendo Switch for only $9.00!”
Now that’s cool!!! Couldn’t quite hear *how* he pulled this off, but my guess is that he won it in some raffle or something… Either that or he’s a master eBay scout!!
“I never thought birds were cute.”
“English is the language of money.”
True true…. I think? I actually don’t get this all the way, haha… Particularly as it was said directly to an hispanic woman?
(gets off the phone) “That was the tennis team – we’re getting matching skirts!”
*Followed by a bunch of high fives and deep dives into patterns and color schemes*
Friend #1: “I wanted to be a waitress but they wouldn’t let me.”
Friend #2: “Why?
Friend #3: “Because I wasn’t strong enough.”
Does it really take that much strength?? Haha… I’ve seen many a petite women excel at serving!
“He’s not the smartest crayon in the box”… “err…. brightest crayon in the box”
The best when people mess these up ;)
“Where would blacks be without the post office?”
Had to google this one as admittedly I was intrigued, and found this article right away from The Washington Post – What we’ll lose if we lose the post office.
Here’s a snippet:
“The post office has historically helped all kinds of people find jobs, including immigrants, rural migrants and those pursuing higher education. For African Americans in particular, the post office has been a job magnet and a vehicle for social activism and community development. Since changes in the law allowed them to enter the ranks in 1865, African Americans fought segregation and discrimination in the Postal Service and its unions, and they played a key role in modernizing the agency. Historically, the post office has been the largest employer of African Americans, and from 1970 to 2000, blacks were at least twice as likely to work for the post office as whites.”
I had noooooo idea about any of this, did you??!
For once my eavesdropping has taught me something!! Haha…
Here’s some more articles around this as well that I spent the next 20 minutes devouring:
- African-American Postal Workers in the 20th Century via USPS
- U.S. Post Office Job Cuts Threaten Black Middle Class via Huffington Post
And then here are some other #overheard stories from readers of the blog who have passed them over…
“I was in a restaurant with my daughter once and a couple nearby was talking about a friend of theirs. The gentleman said: “She has a big ass….. retirement account” Such an unfortunate pause. My daughter and I still laugh about that one.” – Mary
“I was in a grocery store and these two women were talking to each other…. W1- “Hey! What are you doing here? I thought you were picking Jason up off the bus?” W2 – “No, my ex said he would do it. He’s supposed to be getting out of jail this afternoon” – Log cabin Ruth
“I am at a conference this week and I overheard something interesting yesterday while drinking my coffee in the lobby. A lady was asking the hotel manager if the hotel is haunted and he was pretty adamant it wasn’t. Her response, “I find that hard to believe because I was talking to two spirits in the lobby yesterday that used to be grounds keepers on this property.” Freaky!” – Max Out of Pocket
Always something to be overheard out there! ;)
Keep those ears perked up, friends! Just not when you’re around me…
For previous #overheards:
- #Overheard at The Coffee Shop – Volume V
- #Overheard at The Coffee Shop – Volume IV
- #Overheard at The Coffee Shop – Volume III
- #Overheard at The Coffee Shop – Volume II
- #Overheard at The Coffee Shop – Volume I
Jay loves talking about money, collecting coins, blasting hip-hop, and hanging out with his three beautiful boys. You can check out all of his online projects at jmoney.biz. Thanks for reading the blog!