Overhead On 5/8/2017 While Standing in Line at the Post Office

Things I've Overheard

Big shock that I had an issue with AT&T. ¬†I went to the post office today to return a “free” tablet that was sent¬†to me under the guise of Mother’s Day special … free of charge to include no¬†line charge which is usually $10 a month. ¬†As I read the fine print, I was like oh hell no. $40 bucks a month. ¬†WTF!!! I was trying to reduce my crazy high monthly bill not increase it.

I get to my post office of choice. ¬†You know, the one right next to the Alamo. ¬†Yes the ACTUAL Alamo where battle was waged back in the day. ¬†The post office that is¬†inside the Hipolito F. Garcia federal building and U.S. courthouse. ¬†You know, the one where I have to walk through metal detectors. ¬†And empty my pockets and take off my belt if I am wearing one. ¬†I hate getting behind an attorney who is all gussied up for court. ¬†Takes him/her¬†forever to get through. ¬†Do I not live the coolest life? ¬†C’mon, you know I do.

Today there was a crowd at the little window. ¬†A man in his walker separates me from a mother and daughter pair who are next in line after the current customer is done. ¬†Mom says “Remember I have¬†9:15 AM chemo tomorrow” ¬†Daughter says “I remember” ¬†Mom says “I am skipping breakfast because it will all come up anyways”

I never would have known she was ill. ¬†She was dressed all sporty in capris, tank top and running shoes. ¬†She wore a baseball cap and a long pony tail down to the middle of her back. ¬†Sure puts things into perspective, doesn’t it? ¬†Suddenly “free” not really “free” tablets do not seen like such a big deal anymore.

As always, more to come.

Overheard on May 6, 2017 @ 6:30 at Capparelli’s

Things I've Overheard

I thought I’d use this category more but I jinxed myself until tonight. ¬†As we (Billy, Pony, Wise, and I) sat and ate dinner, we overheard a conversation going at the table right behind us.

Woman (thick east Texas accent): Go ahead and tell them what you told me.

Man (equally thick east Texas accent): What?

Woman: You know about Sissy.

Man: Oh that. Well Sissy was my momma.  She cursed so much when I was a kid that I thought my first name was Fuck!

Doh! ¬†You just cannot make this stuff up. ¬†Of course Pony laughed and said wow there are two of us :). ¬†He was kidding. ¬†I was bad, but not that bad. ¬†I saved the f-word for my writing. ¬†Cursing was not allowed in my house growing up. ¬†I never ever heard a swear word one from my parents other than an occasional abbreviation from my dad. ¬†He say “so-and-so is a PF or BF”. ¬†Possibly he’d say “that is CS or BS”. ¬†Lol! ¬†no telling what he was abbreviating.

As always, more to come.

I Jinxed Myself

Things I've Overheard

Ever since I added this category, I have not overheard anything juicy.  I knew it!  I jinxed myself.  Crap!  And I had such high hopes for this section.  Oh well, I am leaving the category open for future use.  Just in case.  I think my luck might turn anyway. Superstitious Jill has said some incantations. Ohm, Ohm, Ohm.  Oh Monty Python!  :).

C’mon … say something stupid people. ¬†Jilly needs something to weave. ¬†I need to write about you behind your back. ¬†Lol! ¬†Reminds me of a friend who when someone would walk up as we were having a conversation and ask “hey what’s up?” She’d quickly reply without a second thought “we were talking about YOU!” And the person never really knew was it bad or good? ¬†Was it you or is it me? ¬†Yep, it was always you! We were talking about YOU! ¬†Ugh,¬†As if (said in my best Alicia Silverstone voice over voice).

As always, more to come.

Overheard on April 10th 2017 

Things I've Overheard

One side of a phone call.  OP = Other Party 

SA: Gurl I told you, I already lost 21 pounds.

OP: in my imagination OP says “Good for you!”

SA: and I know it’s from giving up alcohol for Lent!!

OP: in my imagination OP says “Gurl I know I couldn’t do it!”

SA: Ya, you know it’s hard

OP: in my imagination OP says “C’mon Friday.   Mama needs some margaritas!”

SA: I’m gonna set my alarm for midnight and then have those drinks!

Lol!   And this was at 7:00 this morning.  Now that’s planning for the weekend on a Monday.  And me, I gave up nothing for Lent.  Instead, I changed my ways.  40 days without sarcasm.  ūüôĄ you be the judge.  

As always more to come. 

New category alert!

Things I've Overheard

As a writer, I’m always on the hunt for new fodder for my stories.  I heavily draw upon my real life but sometimes that gets boring. Well not to me but to all of you.  Anyway, I thought to myself where is another source of material? And then it hit me.  I’m inspired, amused, or outraged, perhaps any combination of the 3 by things I overhear.  Truth be told, you can’t make some of this sH!t up ūüėā. Truth is stranger than fiction.  <insert truth of your choice>. 

So without further ado, the new category is ………..rat-a-tat-rat-a-tat-rat-a-tat  ……… ūü•Ā drum roll please …….. rat-a-tat-rat-a-tat-rat-a-tat ….. so much for without further ado …………….rat-a-tat-rat-a-tat-rat-a-tat ūü•Ā 

Introducing: Things I’ve Overheard 

With that set up, this better be good.  For now, I’m gonna post little short quips. And later on down the line, I’ll see how this develops. I’m hoping this category will provide an enjoyable little release. Or a cheese fest.  

As always more to come.