I have recently been going to Borders a few times a week to study. Truth be told, prior to this little stint I did not frequent the bookstore on a regular basis.
Inside, there is a Seattle’s Best café where people (including me) have a place to sit and read, study, chat, and what not.
Needless to say, I encounter some pretty interesting people. Tonight, I sat at one of the larger tables as there were no smaller ones available. They can sit 4 people, and I definitely have no problem sharing. Usually, when people share they just sit down and read. Tonight, two men sat down to chat.
One man did all of the talking, and he is someone that I have seen here a few times. A regular, if you will. The first time I saw him here I was convinced he was on a date.
Here are some little gemstones of info for you that I ‘learned’ from him. I have no idea if any of them are true.
‘You know, I come here and get about 3-4 phone numbers a week.’
‘Women these days don’t know what they want.’
‘20m Tootsie Rolls are made in a year.’
‘4m Twinkies are made every year.’
‘How do 300m people eat so much?’
‘Organic produce is a billion dollar industry.’
‘Womens clothing, there are so many styles out there. I saw a girl with uggs on and it was 90 degrees out. Whats wrong with people these days? Are they confused? I think she was from Wisconsin and secretly wanted to go back.’
‘I do believe that the world is coming to an end.’
‘I am going to be 64 at the end of the month.’
‘I see these kids drinking 60-80 ounces of coffee a day. These kids are in the prime of their life. The only time a guy drank coffee was if a guy was in construction or was in the service. My parents didn’t drink coffee. We ate real food, so we didn’t need coffee to stay awake.’
‘I didn’t start drinking coffee until I was 40. I drink it because it tastes good.’
‘How many schools do they have in this town? Half a dozen? I remember when there was just one!’
‘I know a woman, 20 years ago, all she did was work out people in Hollywood. She was charging $100/hr 20 years ago.’