Friday, November 21, 2008

Overheard at the Coffeeshop

Today, while the boys were at school, I went to a coffee shop to write for a while.

My writing was going...roughly, so I was kind of sitting there, thinking. And listening to the other people at nearby tables. This is what I heard, and it's an EXACT quote, as immediately after I heard it, I wrote it down on the back of my receipt as it was so funny.
Women have become unreasonable in their unwillingness to accept the term 'mankind'. [pause] They like to squawk a lot.

All this was said very matter-of-factly, by one older man to another.

I just about cracked up.

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Current NaNo Word Count: 46,204

Current NaNo Attitude: I'm so close, both to 50k, and also the end of my novel is in sight. And I'm stuck. I need a kick in the pants.

4 comments:

Nancy said...

*smack* there's your kick :D Did it work?? :)

And LOL!! I'm not sure I would have been able to stop myself from laughing if I had overheard that...

Mary Ellen said...

Squawk!

Anonymous said...

You know, you are not really at 46k until you update your online word count (or did you since the last time I was on the webpage?)

Cindy

Epicurean said...

Men!!! Or should I say, MEN!