Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Overheard in Los Angeles: Chapter 2 & GIVEAWAY


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"Cherry Coke without the cherry, please."
Five year old at Junior's Deli

"I took out the wire in the bra I'm wearing today. Do you think I'm hanging a little low?"
70-something woman wearing a Michael Jackson tee shirt to her 70-something gal plan wearing a Grateful Dead tee shirt

"I became a grandfather for the 9th time last night... Got two more in the can."
80-something man at gas station bragging about his new grandchild with more on the way.

"Never trust a skinny ice cream maker."
Radio commercial for Bennet's ice cream at 3rd & Fairfax

"Seriously Dude, what idiot goes hiking in Iran?"
A couple of college students at Pinkberry talking about the three American hikers reportedly captured in Iran.

"Jeez lady, that was some screw!"
Tow truck guy who changed my flat tire describing the giant screw that caused the problem. And yes, I was speechless.

What have you heard lately?
Welcome to The Fifty Factor - Joanna
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57 comments:

Mari said...

Those are great! You hear the best stuff! I better start listening better.

yorksnbeans said...

Saved the best for last!! :-)

The Peach Tart said...

I know your AARP card says your expiration date is 9/1/09 but that was a mistake in our computer.

The Courteous Chihuahua said...

While getting a massage on Monday night:

"...but at least you have a small frame. I bet you used to look cute in a bikini."

Minus the "Seriously, Dude"...I made that exact same statement today.

Kathy said...

Too funny! Thanks for sharing

lissa said...

I like the last quote, hilarious!

Holly said...

I haven't heard one thing funny today. But, tomorrow could be better. However, the two students talking about the hikers in Iran? Dude! I couldn't agree more!
ECSS

Sassy Pants Freckle Face said...

OMG, I love this so much, this should so be a weekly thing, then we your readers can copy you ;)

darsden said...

Funny enjoyed them. I just love what kids come up with. I have my 4 year old great niece with me for the next couple of days. We are expecting her baby sister in the morning...she is cracking me up with what she is saying!

grannyann said...

the Democrats saying the people at the town hall meeting "is a MOB" !!!!

Christine said...

at first I thought these were just jokes, you really heard this stuff!

Spencer L Casey said...

The screw comment was priceless! How do you respond to that? "Uh, yeah, it was."

SLC

a corgi said...

these are all so cute; I never seem to hear anything funny when we are out and about, although I always try to listen; its boring down in the IE, LOL

betty

Kristina P. said...

I so hope that someone else overheard the screw line and put it on their blog!

Joyce said...

I want to spend a day with you! You get to hear and see some fun stuff. xoxo

Mrs. Holly Hall said...

ok i think there needed to be a separate comment to indicate that i was a follower.

so that's this one

Big Pissy said...

Those were AWESOME!

I never hear stuff that good.

Well, not in Alabama anyway. ;-)

Mrs. Holly Hall said...

This is comment to enter the contest again.

PLUS

I firmly believe one cannot trust a fat chef or cook. Chubby is ok, but fat is no good.

Fat cooks lack discernment.

There is a cook out there, all balding with a long, greasy looking hair, pulled back into a ponytail. I think he is a pale redhead guy.

He also fancies neon orange crocs. bleah.

I DON'T TRUST HIM.

and he hangs out with gyneth paltrow. suspicious....

:)

CraezieLady said...

Ok, with the screw comment - I would never have been able to resist saying "Don't I know it...!"

My son said something hilarious earlier - he was eating a candy that I used to like as a kid, and I told him so. His response? "For real? They selled candy when you were little?"

Hahaha, I may be a "grown up", but I'm not a dinosaur!

beth said...

I don't think my ears work while I'm out....I'm always looking, so my eyes are busy which must make my ears take a nap or something....

time to switch things around for a day or two !

Brian Miller said...

lol. those are amazing...and the comments just keep getting better...i live for moments like the tow truck guy...it would have been all over at that point...

diane said...

Joanna, thanks for your concern. I have been in a bit of a slump creatively. Don't worry about me, I'm fine. I hope you have a nice trip to Ohio. I used to visit my aunt there a lot when I was a kid. Anyway, I'll try to come up with something creative so our blogger buddies don't think I've passed away or anything. xo

A Blog In The Rough said...

I think I said that quote about the idiots hiking in Iran, lol.

Green-Eyed Momster said...

I can't think of anything right now. My house smells like skunk. I guess our dog found one in our yard.

Can I send him to your house since you'll be in Ohio?
:)

Have a super trip!

I was thinking about Diane today too. I'm glad to see she's okay. I saw her comment!

Hugs!!

AmyK said...

My husband is an avid golfer. I overheard him ask my BIL " Do you bleach your balls?"

Neighbor and 9 year old daughter were tightening a screw on the garage door handle. The sweet little daughter said " Thanks for teaching me this Mom. Most girls don't know how to screw when they get married."

I agree with the Iran hikers comment. Seriously!

And congrats on 100 posts. I've only been at this a little over 3 months and just put up a "Follow Me" dealie a couple of weeks ago. You are a great example of good blogging. I look forward to the next 100.

Stinkypaw said...

Now Following you, and isn't it amazing the things we hear when we listen?

Ina in Alaska said...

My neighbor (with her 2 little boys on their puddle walk) said to me (so it was not overheard):

"I never take time for me and my car is in the shop so I am taking the day off, walking thru the puddles with my sons. There is a sale at Bell's Nursery and we are going to walk over there and I am going to order some plants and make my husband pick them up later"

Alison said...

I'm not feeling too creative or humorous today - have started my round of goodbyes here in France, and it is achingly hard! But here I am checking in, Joanna! :-)

Carolsue said...

These are REALLY funny! I love to read stuff like this! (The doggie is darling, too)
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My name is PJ. said...

I like the way your brain is twisted, Joanna. I have a pottery jar filled with quotes that I call, "Things You'd Never Expect To Hear In Delaware." Many of them are from my sister; she's, uh, um, well, unique - to put it diplomatically.

Willoughby said...

Those are great! I love the one about removing the wire from the bra! And the screw comment? Very funny!

The best thing I overheard lately was from two teenage girls walking past my house well after midnight. One said to the other, "Tell me again so we can get our story straight." Hmmmm, do you think they may have missed curfew? I wish I could have heard the story they concocted!

Vegas Linda Lou said...

Funny post! Hiking in Iran... I just posted about that today.

Christy said...

I haven't heard anything that memorable, sad to say.

I love that hiking comment - my thoughts exactly.

Debbie said...

That is the first thing I thought when I heard about those hikers! Loved all of these.

Loraine said...

LOL I love it!

I have to be careful driving over the railroad tracks near my home- apparently maintenance has gotten a bit shabby and there are huge bolts sticking 3-5 inches out of the ties! I really don't need a blow- out right now!

Betty said...

LOl! This was great. I hear lots of stuff but it doesn´t "register"! I need to listen up more!

Alix said...

"Seriously Dude, what idiot goes hiking in Iran?"

My thoughts EXACTLY!

Fancy Schmancy said...

Too funny, I love the old lady wearing a Dead shirt!

lisleman said...

so what did the tow truck guy look like?

Remember years back when the movie "Toy Story" and its toys were hot? My younger sister was looking for the character doll and asked the clerk, "Do have a woody?". I guess that might of happened at many toy stores then.

thanks

J A Harnett-Hargrove said...

Out of context becomes so very very strange and random....very funny. -Jayne

Mike Smith said...

Some classics there!

Overheard the other day.

'I've no idea when I'll be going to Aberdeen - but it'll definitely be Wednesday...'

Joanie M said...

I agree whole-heartedly about the hikers in Iran. Now what would possess someone, especially Americans (you know how much they love us over there) to go to a place like Iran and go hiking??? One of those geniuses is from my area.

Annietiques said...

Whoops, I almost forgot....Congradulations on your 100th post!!!!

Judy said...

I love the ones about the hikers and the underwire one. So funny.

Unknown Mami said...

I wouldn't trust a skinny ice cream maker or a barefoot cobbler.

knittnkitten said...

A recent quote that gave me pause for thought (but didn't stop me dead) was...

"I can't do that miss, I'm a crackhead"

An honest comment from one of my students at a residential drug rehab.

Lulu said...

OK - I'm in!!!

No. I didn't overhear that. Just - I'm in for the giveaway!!

Valerie said...

The last is funny (well so are the rest)
haha
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♥ Braja said...

I know that underwire bra feeling :)))

Sheri said...

"Jeez lady, that was some screw!"
Tow truck guy who changed my flat tire describing the giant screw that caused the problem. And yes, I was speechless.

LOL at that one... I heard something similar once too!

Rootietoot said...

My 18 yr old says to me on the phone at 11:30 pm "Mom, don't panic..."

Gran said...

I should also start listening better!

Lilly said...

This is my favorite: "Never trust a skinny ice cream maker."
That's so true!
eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

LadyFi said...

Oh, those were hilarious! Got to hand it to the garage mechanic who helped you out with your tyre! ;-)

Joanna Jenkins said...

Thanks everyone! You're all entered automatically into my GIVEAWAY. Keep leaving comment on new posts through midnight August 16th for more entries.

xo

Bellamere Cottage said...

I'm actually EATING ice cream right now....I didn't make it.....so no worries about being skinny!

Blessings,
Spencer

Anonymous said...

this is the way a blog should be! thanks!