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Million Dollar Movie

Robert Altman once said that you could write a movie by listening to snippets of conversation as you walked down the street.

Overheard on my lunch today…

Short woman talking into her cell phone: “Don’t hang up on me, bitch, I’m trying to f***ing talk to you.”

Two young women:

“W’e’re late, it’s already 1:15.”

“I’ve got 1:07.”

“Oh, that’s cause I set my watch ahead so that I freak myself out so that I’m not late in the morning.”

“That’s smart.”

Business guy talking to another business guy: “And I didn’t get in until 2 but I don’t even feel hung over.”

Dude on his cell phone: “C’mon baby, you know I love you. I love you ┬álike cooked food. What? No, for real, I love you like Red Lobsters.”

[Picture by William Gedney]

4 comments

1 thelarmis   ~  Mar 16, 2011 3:02 pm

this is why i listen to my ipod when i go out to eat! yikes.

2 Alex Belth   ~  Mar 16, 2011 3:17 pm

1) No, way, that stuff is great! LOL

3 ms october   ~  Mar 16, 2011 3:46 pm

haha. seriously. i am a master snooper and some of the stuff you overhear is just too good.

glad to hear that it sounds like the recipient of "i love you like cooked food" didn't fall for that corny ish and made him work harder.

4 TheGreenMan   ~  Mar 16, 2011 6:15 pm

"I love you like Red Lobsters" is going to be go-to quote for my girlfriend from now on. Love it!

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