Overheard VII

19 February 2006 at 13:50 Leave a comment

In Marks and Spencer, Manchester, England:

I am standing near a little girl who is playing in the middle of the aisle, singing to herself and dancing a bit. She looks about 6. Her dance involves stepping on certain squares of the tiles. About 10-15 feet away are a man and a woman, her parents?

The woman, glaring in the direction of the little girl with her arms folded, says loudly,

“What’s she think she’s doing? I just want to smack her.”

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What I’ve been reading:

  • James Boswell, The Life of Samuel Johnson, L.L.D. (London, 14 King William Street, Strand: William P. Nimmo, 1876). 4 years ago
  • Marsilio Ficino, Letters of Marsilio Ficino, v. 3, trans. Language Dept. School of Economic Science, London (New York: Gingko Press, 1985). 4 years ago
  • Italo Calvino, Six Memos for the Next Millennium (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1988). 4 years ago
  • Stephanie Kallos, Broken for You (New York: Grove Press, 2004). 5 years ago
  • Marsilio Ficino, Letters of Marsilio Ficino, v. 2, trans. Language Dept. School of Economic Science, London (New York: Gingko Press, 1985) 5 years ago

T. Anderson Painter

I am a misanthrope. No one ever believes me, but this seems to prove my point.

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