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The Eatsdropper honestly is just not interested

Greetings from oven-hot Palm Springs, where I’ve been cowering in the shade for the past five days. The Wi-Fi has been patchy to say the least, so I’ve made a real vacation of it, hence the interruption in posting. We will resume the previously scheduled dinner party upon my return. Meanwhile, keep sending in your hot stuff to eatsdropper-at-seantimberlake-dot-com.

A couple of today’s items are funny for the same reason, and may take a beat to sink in. The mortadella comment reminded me of a Travel Channel special on Torino just before the last winter Olympics. Hosted by the oh-so-eloquent Jonny Moseley, he actually remarked that people come to Torino to see the Shroud of Turin "because Torino is Italian for Turin." Ouch.

Sign at a vendor: "Yellow haricots verts"

– Eatspotted by Anita at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Woman walking down street, talking on cell phone, making dinner plans:
"Well, I could make a salad"
… pause …
Woman: "We do have a tomato [accusingly] unless you ate that too."
3 blocks later, same woman: "Wait!! Do you want Subway??"
… pause …
Woman: "Fine. Then you cook."

– Eatsdropped by Erin on Broadway in New York

Woman, eating from a plate of chicken:
    "Do you want to try my breast?"
Man across the table, apathetically:
    "Honestly, I’m just not interested."

– Eatsdropped by Robin at 90 Main Restaurant in New Hope

Customer, pointing toward sign: "What’s mortadella?"
Deli worker:
"It’s like Italian baloney."

– Eatsdropped by yours truly at RJ’s Market

Younger kid: "What’s the difference between young coconut and coconut?"
Older kid:
"I dunno, I guess the older ones are bigger."
Younger kid:
"Why don’t they just let them all get bigger? Then they’d have more!"

– Eatsdropped by Anita at Mitchell’s Ice Cream

Linda: "Shelley, do you have any more salsa?"
Shelley: "Yeah, it’s in the … uh … dishwasher."
Linda: "Wha…?"

– Eatsdropped by yours truly at my friends Shelley and Ann’s house in Palm Springs

One year ago today … Pizza: Leftovers velcro

This Post Has 6 Comments
  1. Jonathan: We aim to please.
    Jess: You know, I didn’t ask. Nor did I partake.
    David: I’m sure they must have some kind of special blue bleach, leaving only the yellow tint behind.

  2. Oh I love these! I can’t go out to dinner anymore without spending half the time craning my neck to hear what everyone is talking about!

  3. That tomato phone conversation is TOO FUNNY! Unfortunately, I must confess I may also accuse my bf of eating the last tomato/cucumber/bread/leftovers whatever from time to time. Never again!

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