Overheard in PDX

May 10, 2008

What do random people talk about in Portland?

Part voyeur daydream, part sad commentary on life as we know it, Overheard in PDX is a never-ending stream of the strange things that come out of other people’s mouths, submitted by people who were lucky(?) enough to hear them.


At the main library downtown, waiting for a computer, a guy (mid-to-late 30’s) shamelessly (and embarassingly) attempting to flirt with an 18 year-old PSU freshman (who says her R’s like W’s):

He: Wow, that’s an amazing accent! Is it British?

She: Actually, it’s a speech impediment.

– Overheard by Ellen