I’m including something a little off-topic this time, just because it tickled me. It was spotted rather than overheard, but still fits into the same spirit of silliness. As always, send in your snarky, snacky snippets to eatsdropper-at-seantimberlake-dot-com.
Tea drinker engaging in sophisticated metaphysical discussion:
"Jesus was like this dude who taught people stuff, you know…"
Great-niece Anni, writing on a pad: "How do you spell your name?"
Great-aunt Toni: "T-O-N-I"
Note passed: "Dear Toni. Why are you here? Love, Anni"
– Eatsdropped by Anita at the Easter table
Fat man: "I am leery of new bosses that impress me right out of the gate."
Woman: "All fluff but no substance."
Man: "Yeah, but he is hot."
Tourist: "Do you have edible cheese?"
Description of Lao Tzu’s Whisker Pu-erh:
"…Round, smooth, soothing with the unmistakeable taste of rain sucked from moss on a cedar."
– Spotted by yours truly on the menu at Samovar