It’s the end of an era — Tim, the force behind Overheard Lines, San Francisco’s venerable (since 2005, which is like 40 blog years) evesdropping site, has announced that the site has run its course, as:
I’ve been way too busy; people on the bus have been way too on-their-iPods-and-not-saying-anything-I-found-interesting; and many other Overheard sites have sprung up that can easily fill your day better than I can.
Far be it from us to impede life progress, but, damn, we’ll miss that site. In the interest of nostalgia, here’s just a few fave Overheard Lines from the past 4 years.
And The Moral Is: Toothless People Like Movies?
A couple rents 24 movies at a rental store and is awarded bonus treats. Teen daughter goes to the ice cream cooler.
Teen: “Mom, do you want the sundae cone or that one with nuts?”
Mom: “I can’t have them, I ain’t got any teeth!
Mom: “I’m getting my teeth for my birthday!”
Dad: “I’ve been waiting 20 years to get my two front teeth back, and here she goes to the dentist today and is getting a whole mouthful for her birthday.”
Mother Who Doesn’t Like Labels, To Child At Zoo
“We came here to see animals, not ducks!”
Overheard Outside A Church
Guy 1: “What are Episcopalians?”
Guy 2: “I don’t know, but they must be atheist. The sign says ‘all are welcome’.”
Good luck, Tim, and thanks. And, Sexpigeon? Better step it up.