Thursday, April 24, 2008

Be Kind

Old man outside my window harshly scolding crying toddler just now:

"It's just a whinge, is all you are is a whinge, always crying all the time. Waaa waaa waaa. Stop right now crying. And why you wipe your nose on your shirt. Here, he is a tissue."

Suited young businessman talking intensely into mobile phone at train station yesterday:

"They're saying that because they're ugly people. You're surrounded by those people and they're all ugly. You're in an empire of idiots."

Young woman talking rapidly to friend on tram a few weeks ago:

"I'm not talking to her now. Firstly, the other day I was saying something and I said the word longjeopardy and she said ' I think it's longevity' and I said no, it's longjeopardy and she said it wasn't and even looked it up on google on her phone and I thought she was tricking me somehow. And then I got home and looked it up and she was right, so now I'm not talking to her cos I'm mad."

Kurt Vonnegut:

"Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth. It's hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It's round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you've got about a hundred years here. There's only one rule that I know of, babies—God damn it, you've got to be kind."


dell said...

I really liked this post...

LM said...

me too

gladbrain said...

me three. and i've polished off a bottle of really good pinot and have read all the previous posts and have to say I'm starting to understand all this web blog business. It's so much more entertaining and informative then nearly anything on tele.