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Sunday, August 6th, 2006
5:52 pm
[jwgh]
Wendy's sign change
The dull advertisement for cheap Six Flags tickets has finally come down. It has been replaced with this:

YOU MUST OF HEARED/VANILLA FROSTY
Friday, July 28th, 2006
12:40 am
[jwgh]
after last call
"No, you can't smoke. You can't drink! I just about shit my beer."
-- guy outside Nick-a-Nees in Providenc
Monday, July 17th, 2006
12:21 am
[jwgh]
I am intrigued your ideas and would like to subscribe to your newsletter
"No fucking powerpoint! No fucking overhead projectors with mouse pointers!"
-- random people hanging out in front of Nick-a-Nees at 5:30 pm
Sunday, July 9th, 2006
3:08 pm
[jwgh]
shocking!
"Wait, so you have to have a liquor license to sell tequila?"
-- Guy at Cilantro Mexican Grill, downtown Providence, shortly after noon
Thursday, June 15th, 2006
10:40 pm
[jwgh]
Shouldn't that be "among"?
"I would pay to see a fight between you and Mitchell and a third person."

-- dude outside of Reflections on Wickenden Street
Saturday, May 13th, 2006
9:31 pm
[jwgh]
that is a disadvantage, I guess
Highschooler #1: Why don't you just get it at the library?
Highschooler #2: But then I would have to go there.

--in the Borders at Providence Place
Friday, April 28th, 2006
8:23 am
[jwgh]
new Wendy's sign
Mostly I am reminding myself that this community still exists. But last week the Wendy's on the corner of Eddy and Public streets changed their sign from 'BEWARE OF KNOCKOUTS -- DO SPICY CHICKEN' to this:

DO A DELICIOUS NEW FRESCATA ON A FRESHLY BAKED BREAD
Monday, April 3rd, 2006
12:31 pm
[cgoldfish]
Well, Should She?
Two women outside Cassarino's on Atwell's Ave. March 30th:

"Should I moon him?"
"Maybe later!"
Tuesday, March 28th, 2006
12:30 am
[jwgh]
Overheard in 2002
I found this record of a conversation I overheard at Geoff's on Benefit Street in April 2002 which I reproduce here.
I went to a sandwich shop today -- the one that Paul di Filippo based that story on -- for lunch.. While I was there two of the people behind the counter had something like the following conversation:

She: Dammit, I forgot to put bacon on that guy's sandwich! I hate it when I screw up a sandwich and don't realize it until an hour later.

He: Eh, I wouldn't feel guilty about screwing up a customer's order.

She: I don't feel guilty about it, it just bothers me when I realize it an hour later when there's nothing I can do about it.

He: It's not like the customers even notice when you mess up.

She: I dunno. Some of our customers would get mad if they didn't get their bacon.

He: Well, sure, sometimes they notice. Like if I put bacon on this guy's sandwich he'd be really unhappy, right sir?

[The customer in question, who wasn't me, acknowledges this with a nod
and a 'heh'.]

He: But most of our customers are higher than I am.
Monday, March 20th, 2006
10:43 pm
[jwgh]
Saturday, March 18th, 2006
12:14 pm
[cpr94]
Red Cross or Vampires?
A couple weeks ago, while walking toward the back table in Sicilia's, I overheard another pizza patron proclaim, "Grad student blood is nutrient poor. I don't think they're interested."

Current Mood: curious
Thursday, March 16th, 2006
1:19 pm
[jwgh]
BEWARE OF
KNOCKOTTS
DO SPICY CHICKEN

-- sign at a Wendy's, corner of Public and Eddy Streets
12:13 pm
[jwgh]
"You've got my gas money in escrow."

-- guy on cellphone in Coffee Exchange
Wednesday, March 15th, 2006
1:15 pm
[jwgh]
"I'm just really frustrated because I haven't had any sex!"

-- erratically driving bicycle guy with cellphone, Ives Street
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