Tag Archives: eavesdropping

Best Story of the Week…October 24

A woman with enough plastic surgery to make her eligible for Mount Rushmore, is in Starbucks on her phone. As I’m pouring milk I hear her say, “I don’t know about Halloween. Should he be a clown or a pirate. … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…September 7, 2018

It was 3:30 a.m. as I ventured out to get coffee at Hot and Crusty, the only 24 hour place open. I had an early job but alas, was out of milk, hence…foraging like the caffiene junky that I am. … Continue reading

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Cab This

A mother and her teenage daughter are on my corner having an argument. The kid wants to take a taxi, and mom the bus. Mind you, they look very affluent in blazers and fancy jeans, but the mother is adamant … Continue reading

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Boast On Toast

 There’s a downside to everything, even a coupon, as I sit in the very ritzy Russian  Petrossian Restaurant, about to inhale some complimentary caviar, an acquired taste much like Tab, or Cool Whip despite what it costs. When I say … Continue reading

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Flab and Gab

I’m in a coffee joint called Chochi’s for reasons surpassing my understanding.  Okay, I got a coupon in the mail for a half-price latte. So shoot me. I’m surrounded by well-endowed Latino girls talking a mile-a-minute eating donuts like Bon-Bons. … Continue reading

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Prig, A Superior Word

 I overheard two men talking. One said to the other, “I really like Kyle, but he’s such a fucking prig.”  Prig? Now there’s a word you don’t hear very often, so naturally my ears flapped like Dumbo’s. Prig: a self-righteously moralistic … Continue reading

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Bald and Blonde

I’m in Fresh & co, the latest neighborhood quasi health bar.  Why quasi?  Their oatmeal has enough salt to attract deer. I’m eating peach yogurt that, in theory, is supposed to quell my yen for ice-cream…a myth right up there … Continue reading

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Rap-id Science

My hearing has become very selective.  One can actually call my ears elite the way they pick and choose their content. It was 2 in the afternoon, an odd time for me to be in Starbucks, but I craved a … Continue reading

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No Biting Or Hair Pulling

I was witness to an argument that left me filled with thought…a young couple duking it out at the entrance of Central Park.  I so wanted to say, please don’t go in disturbing the peace, but managed to muzzle myself. … Continue reading

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Hate As A Pastime

I was eavesdropping again. You can’t really help it when you’re out carousing alone. It’s as though you have an antenna that picks up random frequencies, frequently, I might add. This time I was perched on a park bench attempting … Continue reading

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