The Monitor

August 31, 2006

What's the point? -- Admit it - when you're on a crowded city sidewalk, you can't help but catch snippets of other people's conversations. And some of the things you pick up along the way can be pretty hilarious. The folks at this Web site do all the legwork for you, posting short exchanges they overheard from random people on the streets of New York City.

What to look for --No one, from the lady on the bus to two guys in suits to a kid selling lemonade, is safe. Here's a recent posting:

"Kid: `Would you like to buy some lemonade or iced tea?'

Lady: `Sure, what are you planning to use the money for?'

Kid: `Last week we were collecting money for Israeli soldiers. This week we're saving for a nice vacation.'"

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