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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

One Market

Posted at 6:07 PM

"We can't listen to CDs in our car. The kids always put pennies into the CD player and break it."

Monday, February 26, 2007

24th & Mission BART Station

Posted at 8:31 PM

"Hey, I..."
"--Out of here! Now! Out of my office!"
"I just..."
"Out! Out of my space! Get the fuck out of here!"
"You can't..."
"The fuck out of here! Enough of you! Out! We're done!"
"In my space! The fuck out of here!"
"Enough of you! I'll put hands on you!"

Saturday, February 24, 2007

The Ferry Building: Farmer's Market

Posted at 9:28 PM

"Post one. A balloon lady came in. Take her out if she gets out of hand. Copy."
"Yeah, this is post one. I think that's a balloon man."
"Balloon person. Whatever. Make sure it's not nuts."
"Yeah, copy. Hey, did the cops get those guys out of the bathroom."
"Arrested. Over."

Market @ Stockton

Posted at 9:24 PM

"No, no, no, nigga. Check this out. I got exposure and shit. Hell, yeah. They put my track on Big Billy's CD. No, I ain't going to play it for you. The fuckin' CD ain't out and shit. You gotta wait. But I'll sing you some of the shit. Sit back. Here goes."

Friday, February 23, 2007

One Market

Posted at 12:29 PM

"Last night at happy hour, we were going around the table, asking people what fun meant to them. Remember how that guy next to you said, 'When a party is getting really out of control--when women start taking off their tops and dancing.' And then remember how the girl next to him just said, 'Cats.' That was the best."

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Powell @ Market

Posted at 12:16 PM

"Come on, ladies. Get into the groove, you've got to prove, your love to me. Come on, y'all. Step on your feet, tell me the beat, girl what's it going to be. Come on, bitches."

Paradise Valley Retirement Community: Fairfield, CA

Posted at 12:15 PM

"What was grandpa's favorite food?"
"Potatoes. And anything with gravy."

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Paradise Valley Retirement Community: Fairfield, CA

Posted at 8:56 PM

"My wife and I have been married for sixty-two years. And I've been doing some reading on marriage. You know, they say the more time that goes by, the more a husband and wife become one. They become each other. A husband and wife learn the best from each other, and they learn to discard the faults. In other words, they grow together and become spiritually entwined. In mythology, some stories talk about how a husband and wife become one entity, just like how a lot of religions talk about how our souls become one with God when we die. That's why gay marriage is foolish. You can't get a whole out of one part."

Paradise Valley Retirement Community: Fairfield, CA

Posted at 8:54 PM

"You know, your grand-dad had a special name for each one of his daughters. Cute little names, you know. He, too, had names for each of his son-in-laws. But, being in polite company, I won't tell you what those were."

Paradise Valley Retirement Community: Fairfield, CA

Posted at 8:52 PM

"Sorry to hear about the death of your grandfather, George. I mean, John. John was the best."

Thursday, February 15, 2007

One Market

Posted at 2:52 PM

"My goal out of college was to just sit at a desk for forty hours a week and get paid. In my wildest dreams, I never thought I'd succeed."

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

One Market

Posted at 7:28 AM

"Oh, Lord, guide me as a travel through the Valley of Coffee."

One Market

Posted at 6:51 AM

"Fuckin' Microsoft. Piece. Of. Shit."

24th @ Sanchez

Posted at 6:51 AM

"And don't forget the ling-ling."

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

One Market

Posted at 12:28 PM

"It's weird. When that guy is on speaker phone, he sounds like Frankenstein."

Paradise Valley: Fairfield, CA

Posted at 12:24 PM

"There's nothing in his will about what he wanted at his funeral. It just says pay for it quickly."

One Market

Posted at 12:22 PM

"Jesus Christ. Can't they teach these fancy managers with their expensive MBA's that you can solve problems by responding to email?"

Jackson @ Webster

Posted at 12:20 PM

"Have you thought about what you're going to get me for Valentine's Day?"
"No, I haven't had time. Maybe I'll get you some panties or something."

Thursday, February 08, 2007

The Ferry Building: Acme Bakery

Posted at 4:24 PM

"That sourdough cheese wheel you just bought...that changes lives."

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Justin-Herman Plaza

Posted at 4:26 PM

"This concert is bullshit. Jefferson Starship used to mean something. Now, they're just capitalists pigs like everyone else."

Justin-Herman Plaza

Posted at 4:24 PM

"Yeah, Jefferson Starship! Yeah, rock! Come one, we built this shitty! We built this shitty! We built this shitty on rock and roll! Yeah, baby. Shitty, come on!"

One Market

Posted at 4:22 PM

"Lookin' sharp, Walter. What is that, like a Borg head piece?"
"What's a Borg?"
"Oh, you're not a true computer geek. You don't know what a Borg is?"
"Don't you watch Star Trek?"
"No, that's stupid."

Pancho Villa @ The Embarcadero

Posted at 9:57 AM

"That's when I reach for my burrito. That's when I blow it all away."

24th @ Diamond

Posted at 9:56 AM

"I mean, just 'cuz I'm his friend doesn't mean I'm going to automatically like his band. Frankly, they suck. I don't know why he got so pissed when I told him."

Monday, February 05, 2007

One Market

Posted at 1:23 PM

"So, I was saying...Wow, oh my God. That's a big ass boat out there. What is that thing?"
"The Queen Marry 2. It sailed in yesterday."
"It's the size of a country."

Noe @ Market

Posted at 12:28 PM

"Oh, Ben is such a whore. Go tell him he's a whore. Just call his whore-ass up and tell him. He'll answer his whore-phone and be whore-thrilled."

Market @ Gough

Posted at 12:26 PM

"Hi. Hey, you can say, 'Hi', can't you? What's wrong with, 'Hi'? Hey, this is the west coast. West coast. We say, 'Hi' here."

Thursday, February 01, 2007

One Market

Posted at 1:12 PM

"If you had a kidney stone, you'd know if. My ex, who was a marine, was on the floor in a fetal position when he had them."
"I bet women can push them out easily."
"No way. It's asking a lot to push a rock out of a small tube."

One Market

Posted at 1:11 PM

"I like my dentist. I'm not too crazy about the gum guy, though."
"Nobody likes the gum guys."

California @ Market

Posted at 1:10 PM

"Apathy kills your ass."

Battery @ California

Posted at 1:09 PM

"I golf, therefore I swear."

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My name is Gavin. I'm a 32-year-old San Francisco, CA, resident who enjoys hearing the oddest conversations and sharing them with you.


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