4.04.2012

Overheard in Anchorage: The It's Been Way Too Long Edition

Um, What Was The First Thing?
-Man on Train #1: "When I was a kid, the second thing I always wanted to be when I grew up was be a sniper."
-Man on Train #2: "Did you see Act Of Valor?"
-Man on Train #1: "Yeah! It was awesome!"

Tech Trouble
-Gentleman on Cell Phone: "I can't believe I used to work for NASA and now I can't even figure out how to use Facebook."

-40-Something Man: "I don't have text messaging on my phone."
-20-Something Woman: "Whoa. It's like you are living off the grid."

Perspective
-Yuppie Woman: "This is so refreshing; I always forget how much I love sparkling water."
-Her Friend: "Um, if you always forget, then you really don't like it that much."

-Anarchy-Supporting College Student: "We want super-cheap goods. Yet we will pay $5 for a cup of coffee, no questions asked.  But $20 for a microwave? Are you freaking kidding me? Forget it!"

-Office Dweller: "I was cleaning off my desk today and I found all these notes I wrote to myself months ago--to-do lists and whatnot. But I don't remember writing any of them. I'm like the guy from Memento."

Moving In, and On
-Dude at Bar: "She's moving in with him? That makes me so mad. I know, I know. It is totally unreasonable. I need to get over it.
-Dude at Bar's Drinking Companion: "No, I totally understand. I get really mad when I just see pictures of my ex-girlfriend smiling."

Existential
-Same Dude at Bar: "I think I would be so much happier if I wasn't so depressed all the time."
-Same Dude Listening: "That makes sense."

-Confused College Student: "Which are you supposed to focus on--the journey or the destination? I always forget."

Rhetorical
-College Professor: "Why do we allow kids to play violent video games but not look at images of sex? Because we are a prudish, violent society; which is weird, because on an individual basis, most people are not violent and they love porn."

Movie Reviews
-Re: The Hunger Games: "The general premise of this movie sounds great! I mean, we could totally do this now and it would be better than anything else on TV!" [Note: I agree completely]

-Re: To Kill a Mockingbird: "There's a lot of good there, but not a lot of great." [Note: I completely disagree]