June 01, 2011

Overheard at the Store and at Fog Con

This is a feature that appears periodically, as we attend conventions and overhear things.  The tradition of keeping track of anonymous overheard bits and bobs started for us at the 2002 ConJose in San Jose, where trying (or trying not to) fill in the blanks on overheard conversations made us laugh so much that we made it a tradition.  When we haven't attended any cons recently, we just keep track of outrageous stuff we've heard in the store!  So we heard the following in the store in May:

"Exactly how pregnant are you allowed to be at this wedding?"

"She kidnapped them & fed them bran muffins until they had Stockholm Syndrome.  And were very regular."

"I've seen myself burned in effigy more times than I can count."

"We are going to have haunted Nazi clowns!"

"Do you know any women in open relationships who'd be interested in attending?"

(1) "You just don't wear six-inch heels to a show with a mosh pit."
(2) "Hell, no.  Maybe two inches; just enough to kick someone!"

"Which one do you hate better?"

"It's unfortunately much more rare that old favorite books, re-read, are visited by the Awesome Fairy than by the Suck Fairy."

And these gems were sent to us by our Anonymous Intrepid Reporter (thanks, AIR!) from BayCon:

"Yes, that's my service cat; I've lost my sense of ennui, and now he looks bored for me."

"OF COURSE I know who Michael Moorcock is; I just didn't know he was an author."

"The mask used to belong to my mother; she wore it at her wedding."

"I'm finally making money, and now you tell me the place is on fire?"

"Dude, don't you know to use painter's tape? Duct tape will pull all your hairs out."

"I'm sure there's a pretty nice person there, behind all the boredom I feel when talking with her."

"He said the high heels hurt him only when he's sleeping."

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