overheard-in-dc

Is that necessary?

Overheard on the P6 north to Rhode Island Avenue station:

Mid-20s black male is struggling to get his dollar to go into the farebox.

Male bus driver: “Would you hurry up already? Man, I would hate to be your girlfriend! [In a female voice:] ‘Is it in yet?! Is it in yet?!’”

Overheard of the Week

On the GW campus at 22nd & H St NW:

A college girl to a college guy: “Last night was crazy, I woke up at 5:00am because Steve brought a tranny over to try and blow Pete in his sleep.”

—  DCist
What I put up with at the inauguration was a shouted response to everything said over the loudspeaker (by a man who climbed up a freaking tree) but twisted to be about abortion. The heckler never once brought up the subject of women or mentioned women for the hour he screamed into the crowd about the "American Holocaust." Like,
  • Obama:Today we continue a never ending journey to bridge the meaning of those words with the realities of our time.
  • Tree-climbing heckler:OBAMA IS THE ANTICHRIST. OBAMA KILLS BABIES.
  • Obama:For history tells us that while these truths may be self-evident, they’ve never been self-executing.
  • Tree-climbing heckler:STOP EXECUTING BAAAAABIEEEEES