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The Eatsdropper won’t sell you a banana

Bananas and bottled water and bank-breaking marshmallows, oh my! Keep ’em coming to eatsdropper-at-seantimberlake-dot-com.


Manager: "We need Splenda and bottled water as soon as possible. Tell Jose to send some over … Splenda and bottled water. It’s an emergency!!"

– Eatsdropped by Doug at Caffe Bacio

Dolores: "Pardon me, but I’d like the banana too."

Cashier:
"Those are for meal deals only."

Dolores
(holding two sandwiches, two large bottles of water and a large
bag of kettle chips): "I’m spending MORE than a meal deal would cost…"

Cashier:
"Meal deal only."

Dolores: "So Safeway won’t sell me a banana?"

Cashier:
"Not these."
(Dolores’s husband then went to the produce aisle, returned with two bananas, with the same product code, which were weighed and added to the bill.)

– Eatsdropped by Dolores at Safeway deli

Blonde woman, with lots of bling, speaking to Hampton-snobbery friends:
    ""I was so surprised to see people actually take the bus. I mean, some people, like, actually take the bus for a living."

– Eatsdropped by Robin at Estia Cantina

Mother, to kids: "I am not buying you a marshmallow for six dollars."

– Eatsdropped by yours truly at the Ferry Building


One year ago today … did someone say Mexican gremolata?

This Post Has 8 Comments
  1. A $6 marshmallow?? That’s just wrong. It’s just eggs and sugar and gelatin, no?
    Also, nearly every Angeleno I meet has the bling lady’s reaction when I tell them I ride the bus to work.

  2. I LOVE that bus comment! Do people actually -gasp- take the BUS? Actually, the marshmallow one is pretty funny, too — now, if those kids were eating $6 marshmallows while riding the bus …

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