Thursday, March 6, 2014

I hear things

Sometimes being a college "kid" when no longer a kid can be quite amusing.  I'm certainly not the only olderish one, which is a nice thing, but I often get a kick out of being around "peers" that are a generation behind me.

And they talk.  And I hear things.

So I'm linking up with Mama Kat again this week for the prompt:

5.) 7 things you overheard this week.

Girl outside the math building,  talking to a friend:  After my mid-term, I went and got a Brazilian, and now I feel better.

Instructor:  I'm going to put up this slide of a Tesla Coil....
Student (female):  WHAAAAT?!?
Instructor:  A Tesla Coil?
Student:  OH, I thought you said TESTICLE!

Girl on her phone:  Well, he never talks about girls, and there's no way a guy with that hairdo is not gay.

Guy on the shuttle:  They should totally use gondolas instead of these shuttle buses.
Girl on the shuttle:  What?  Then there'd be all kinds of sex going on in the gondolas.

Girl(1) from my Teach class, to her boyfriend:  We tried to teach the scientific method to a class of 2nd graders, and we totally sucked.  Now they'll hate science!

Instructor:  Suppose I make the claim that the mountains got fresh snow because I danced naked last night...
Student:  It'd be better if you left out the "naked" part.

Then this gem...

Girl(2) from my Teach class:  Yes, I turned 30 last week.  GAWD, I'm old!


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17 comments:

  1. Ha ha, I love them all and your new background too. I wish I overheard such funny stuff.

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    1. I'm still wondering how a Brazilian makes up for a bad test score.

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  2. Funny! I was a generation older than my peers when I went back to college. You can hear some pretty funny remarks. Enjoy!

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    1. "Kids" say the darndest things!

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  3. I have got to stop staring at people and start evesdropping!

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    1. Staring's good too, but usually makes people uncomfortable - in case you haven't noticed.

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  4. I'm the "olderish" one at work and hear some pretty funny things from the young ones too. It makes me smile. Well, except for the ones who complain about being old at 30. I work with a few of them too.

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    1. Olderish is okay. It beats going back!

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  5. I recommend breaking the ice with, "When I was your age......" at every possible opportunity. Y'know, earn yourself a reputation. Give 'em somthing to remember about you.

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    1. Yeah, I think I'll do that. And then I can end all my stories with, "Now get off my lawn!"

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  6. These are so good. My daughter's keep mis-hearing me and what they think I've said is so-o-o-o much better than what I've actually said. (Love the tesla coil one :-> )

    Happy to have found you through Mama Kat!

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  7. You must see/hear so much. I always feel like such an old fart when I am around my teen and her friends. Always something to talk about, that's for sure!

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  8. Oh my gosh, endless entertainment!!

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  9. Ha! Loved the one with the response to the instructor. I can honestly imagine my second son saying that :)

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  10. This just makes me realize that the "real" world is way too serious sometimes. Maybe I should go back to school, if for no other reason than to remember how funny people can be!

    The "danced naked" remark is my favorite!

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  11. You must keep a file of these and post them sometimes!
    This can be an audio version of reality TV... better, because it's non-scripted.

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