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|Sunday, August 6th, 2006|
Wendy's sign change
The dull advertisement for cheap Six Flags tickets has finally come down. It has been replaced with this:
|Friday, July 28th, 2006|
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|
|Sunday, July 9th, 2006|
"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|
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|
that is a disadvantage, I guess
: Why don't you just get it at the library?
: But then I would have to go
--in the Borders at Providence Place
|Friday, April 28th, 2006|
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:
|Monday, April 3rd, 2006|
Well, Should She?
Two women outside Cassarino's on Atwell's Ave. March 30th:
"Should I moon him?"
|Tuesday, March 28th, 2006|
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|
|Saturday, March 18th, 2006|
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|
DO SPICY CHICKEN
-- sign at a Wendy's, corner of Public and Eddy Streets
"You've got my gas money in escrow."
-- guy on cellphone in Coffee Exchange
|Wednesday, March 15th, 2006|
"I'm just really frustrated because I haven't had any sex!"
-- erratically driving bicycle guy with cellphone, Ives Street