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06 October 2017

The Things People Say

Over recent weeks I have overheard the following actual statements. Some of them remain mysterious; others were shared with me in the unfolding of entire stories.


"For a second there, I thought I lost my pom-poms."

"What's all this vitrupitive stuff!?"

"The river otters turned on the boat radio."

Male cyclist to female cyclist as they pedaled past me on a dirt road: 
"You're riding in your heels?" 
(I looked and, yes, she had on 'lady shoes' with big heels on them!)

"I'm writing like a normal human being."

"I judged up a storm the other day."

"These french fries are really awful. They're not even hot. But at least they were expensive."

"A deer rang the doorbell." 





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