I may have a new favorite web site. During a session of random web surfing, I came across the site Overheard in Athens. The site is comprised of real life quotes that are overheard and submitted by those lucky enough to hear them. The quotes range from the hysterical to the surreal:
Drunk sorostitute: (as she’s being handcuffed and escorted to the paddywagon) Shotgun!
Bus driver: Attention passengers, the next stop is physics. If you got on at Tate and get off here, you will be beaten to death with stones.
Girl 1: (after Girl 2 gives some money to a homeless guy) Why’d you do that? You know he’s just gonna blow it on booze.
Girl 2: And we weren’t?
It’s nice to know that insane banter I overhear on New York subways is similar to the insane banter overheard on the streets of Athens. Well, mostly, but nowhere on the site did I hear the words “On your fucking head”. I hear that from time to time on the subway. Your guess is as good as mine.