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Overheard on ATS

I posted overheard bus conversations and comments back in June. Here's some more from the other day:
After mentioning something about the police, a man says into his cellphone: "You can't just sell something that isn't yours."

Man and woman talking across the aisle inside the bus.
Man: "Where you going this early in the morning?"
Woman: "Social Services."
Man: "What for?"
Woman: "None of your damn business. Where you going?"
Man turns toward the window and looks at his cellphone.

Man at a bus stop mopping his face with a handkerchief after racing up a hill to wait for the bus: "Hot has hell out here ... but a lot nicer than Columbus ... no drive-by shooting ... Asheville's a nice place ... "
Coffeehouse Junkie: "Columbus, Ohio?"
Man lighting a cigarette: "Yeah ... had to leave Columbus 'cause all the f__ing Mexicans taking all the jobs ... heard 'bout Asheville ... sure is damn hot but a whole lot nicer than Columbus."
Coffeehouse Junkie refrained from saying: Welcome to Asheville amigo.

  1. Anonymous dmak | 1:27 PM, August 11, 2006 |  

    Mmmm ... thanks. Keep 'em coming. Love it.

  2. Blogger MayBeBree | 2:12 PM, August 11, 2006 |  

    He moved to Asheville to escape the Mexicans?
    & he hasn't noticed all the brown faces all around?
    I wonder if he'll have issues with gays and drum circles....

  3. Blogger 1000 black lines | 3:27 PM, August 11, 2006 |  

    dmak, thanks.

    Riding the bus is entertaining at times. Except, yesterday. I lost $15, or it was lifted. I try to be optimistic and consider it was lost to me but found by someone who needed it rather than assume a thief was present at the Transit Center.

    Yeah, I thought that was a bit silly. I guess he just arrived or didn't do his research about Asheville. Makes me wonder about Columbus.

    Of course, overheard conversations lack context. So, I don't know what he thinks of gays and drum circles or that guy who preaches at Pritchard Park to the pigeons.

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