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Wait, What?


One of my favorite things is hearing completely nonsensical statements, out of context, when passing by strangers. The kind that make you say wait, what? I truly enjoy trying to piece together a reality in which the statement could somehow make sense. I also like people watching/listening in general, and observing the human condition. (That’s my fancy way of saying spying & eavesdropping!)

Anyway, Ryan Gosling – seen here in an utterly drool-worthy shot that looks like he was modeling but really was just a candid, because he’s that hot ALL THE TIME – overheard a funny, and it cracked me up. Here are my top 3 weird & random things people overheard in passing…

Ryan Gosling, on The Late Show:

“He also talked about New York women, saying: “Some of the prettiest women I have ever seen in my life live here, also because it’s so hot they appear to you like some kind of mirage and they are all screaming into their cell phones… I passed by a girl the other day and she was saying ‘I know, I know, I should have just given him a cigarette for a banana and I could be in Dubai right now’.”

Louis Black, from his White Album show in 1999/2000. He’s referencing a women he overheard talking in IHOP:

If it weren’t for my horse, I wouldn’t have spent that year in college.

And my fave, something I was fortune enough to overhear in person. Granted, I only heard one end of the phone conversation, but that was plenty. During my time working at an online jewelry company (more about that later, with links to best fake bling available!) a relatively new employee was assisting a customer by phone. So the whole office heard the following:

It’s pink. Spell it? Ok, P…I…N…K. Yes, pink. (long pause) Pink? Well, it’s like red, but…lighter.”

Several years later, I still wonder how anyone could possibly be old enough to use a telephone and somehow not understand the concept of the color pink.

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