August 23, 2004

Heard on the Street

They must get a less profane group of construction workers slightly farther uptown from me. The following was from the NY Times Metropolitan Diary today and I thought it was charming:

Overheard by Patrick Keeffe recently as he walked to the office: a group of construction workers sitting on a terrace wall on 52nd Street, outside the CBS building. One guy pulled a cellphone from his pants pocket. Another said, "Hey, you shouldn't carry that in your pocket; it could make you impudent."
Posted by Random Penseur at August 23, 2004 08:08 AM

It's nice that the "uptown" construction workers are so concerned with manners!

Posted by: GrammarQueen at August 23, 2004 08:58 AM

Thank you! It was my first smile of the day. I really needed the "impudence".

Posted by: michele at August 23, 2004 11:29 AM

Is there a pill you can take to relieve male impudence?

Posted by: stolypin at August 23, 2004 09:20 PM

This reminds me of ther guy I used to work with (in Construction) who would refer to an optical illusion as a "testicle contusion". Jokingly, of course.

Posted by: Mark D. Firestone at August 29, 2004 10:29 AM
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