September 28th, 2005


Overheard in Brookline

It still never ceases to amaze me how people on cell phones carry on the most private of conversations in public.

Yesterday, after work, I was walking home along Harvard Street from Coolidge Corner, and I passed a very young blonde woman on her cell phone. I would have pegged her for late teens or early twenties. Other people around included parents taking their kids home from school, just to set the scene. And clear as anything, in a very chirpy voice, she says to her friend on the other end of the phone:

"If you go out, and I go out, and if we end up drunk and in bed together, that can only lead to good things."

To her credit, I think the instant she said that she realized just who around her might have been listening, as she immediately lowered her volume for the rest of the conversation. But still...