Monday, March 30, 2009

Ever The Optimist?


From a hilarious blogsite, OVERHEARD LINES...

30 March, 2009
Half-Full, Half-Empty Girls

Girl 1: "Oh look, those people are camping!"
Girl 2: "No, they're homeless. People don't camp by the freeway."

OVERHEARD BY MARGOT

9 comments:

  1. It reminded me of being on a date about 18 years ago, on our way to the Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest, along a two-lane road hideously dotted on the sides by dead cats. The guy I was with said, If those sleepy cats aren't more careful where they snooze in the sun they're going to be hit by a car sooner or later.

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  2. Camping, yah, that's right. We're camping and if we stay long enough we just might homestead this spot.

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  3. Ever the clueless? (word verification coedi)

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  4. If the economy doesn't give me a breather I might ask the folks there to sublet me a corner by the pillar.

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  5. OMG! I LOVE those overheard lines so much. I always get the biggest kick out of them. In fact, they inspired me to try to listen more carefully for such jewels and I heard on up in Sacramento two weeks ago in a restaurant:

    Two guys were waiting to be seated in a restaurant and I walked by just in time to hear guy #1 say to guy #2 about guy #3, "He's an "early eater" type, that guy." I was so tickled because I caught the exchange and it made me laugh!

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  6. First, I agree, overheard lines can be the best.

    Second-seeing these tent cities pop up is sad. I saw furniture and belongings under a freeway overpass. People were obviously living under the bridge. It's heartbreaking.

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  7. Priceless. Also sad that such obvious evidence of homelessness is not even recognized!

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  8. Both is heartbreaking: the fact that homelessness exists and the fact that many people are totally clueless about it.

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Hey, thanks for your thoughts and your time:>)