Posts tagged "Overheard in Chicago"

Observed at the Nail Salon

Young woman getting a pedicure:  Did you cut my cuticles? I didn’t notice. I was on the phone. Can you fix that big toe? That one. Like, along the side, over there. Yeah, THAT one. Along the side. Can you cut that better? Another young woman getting a manicure:  You’ve been making them too thin.... Read more »

Overheard on the bus

Young lady to another young lady: “I was like why are you telling me this? And he said he’s an open book. And I was like ‘Well, shut it!’” They both laughed. And, I thought ~1/ of how within minutes of meeting H, he told me his first wife was Italian too (which of course,... Read more »

Overheard on the bus

He told her that he loves her but that he needs to be alone … to work on himself … They’ve been together two years. It’s not like it’s only been a couple of months … She saw on Facebook that he’s going to some business school alumni event tonight at a bar.  How is... Read more »
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Overheard in Chicago

Girl on street to her friend: “Oh my G0d, is that the Barnes & Noble where I barfed?” Today, I am grateful ~1/ that I haven’t thrown up in a very long time2/ and never in a bookstore3/ but not that I judge. Uh…I know better… Thank you for reading Stop and Blog the Roses. ... Read more »

Overheard in Chicago

Twentysomething female on cell phone on bus:  You didn’t get it? I sent it. Oh. Let me check. Ok. I’ll send it again. Yeah… Me (in my head, of course): You are annoying.  You could hear a pin drop on this bus that’s stuck in traffic at 6PM on Thursday.  You are that person on... Read more »

Overheard in Chicago

On the train ~      Woman: Why are you getting off at the Sheridan stop?      Man: That’s where I live.      Woman: Oh! (clearly trying to think of a follow up question) I couldn’t help but cringe. Today, I am grateful ~ 1/ That I’m no longer in consulting 2/ where I traveled every... Read more »
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Overheard at the nail salon

Manicurist (with accent): How long you been with your boyfriend? Girl next to me: Three and a half years. Manicurist: When you get married? Girl (after sighing): That’s a great question. Today, I’m grateful ~1/ That I never worried whether H would marry me. 2/ That it doesn’t bother me when, now that I’m married,... Read more »

Overheard in Chicago

He brought his new girlfriend.  And, at one point, we started talking about matrices and she had no clue.  He’s getting his PhD and she’s still in undergrad but still, how can you date someone who doesn’t know what a matrix is?  Today, I am grateful ~ 1/ That I’m not friends with these people.... Read more »

Overheard in Chicago

Woman 1: He has six kids. I was like Whoa. Woman 2: That’s not a lot. As you can imagine, I was practically tripping over myself to hear the rest of this exchange but I was not successful.  So, I have to recreate a conversation in my head. Me to Woman 1: Is he a... Read more »
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Overheard in Chicago

A Mom on the phone:  Maggie, we never said you could have boys over.  I don’t care if you already invited them.  They’re not allowed. The Dad, takes phone from the Mom:  Maggie, we said no boys.  That’s final.  Make other plans. Mom, takes phone back:  Put your grandmother on the phone. Mom, to Grandma:... Read more »