Oct 20, 2007

overheard today in biglots

"1 2 3 4 5 6 9 and 10"
(Feist's "1234" being played overhead)

"Did you hear that?"
Woman tells an older man indignantly...in a thick westbank accent.

"Dat..dat song....'1 2 3 4 5 6 9 10,'" she continues. "Children gonna hear dat and learn dat wrong."

The old man agrees laughing.
"Ain't no wonder dey so dumb nowdays, huh?"


mrpeenee said...

They were playing this in biglots? They have a sound system in biglots? How very upscale.

Silly Monkey said...

I'll bet it was playing on one of them thar $5.99 transistor radios over on aisle 6B.

thombeau said...

Oh lordy, don' get me started!

BTW, I thought of you the other night. A friend and I watched "The Beals of Grey Gardens"! My friend had seen the musical in New York, and I have seen parts of both docs, but never the whole thing. It sorta leaves one dumbfounded.

Miss Janey said...

Yes, It's all the fault of Feist.

jason said...

Thom...it takes repeated viewings before the dumbfoundedness leaves....not that that's a bad thing.

When you start hearing the Edies in your head...then you know everything will be all right.

mrpeenee said...

"You have to think these things up...."

no milk said...

i think people will also get the spelling of fergilicious wrong after fergie sings it D-to-the-E-to-L-I-C-I-O-U-S.

Michael Guy said...

You had me at "Biglots."

So many wonderful things for under $5 bucks. My mom sent me a canister set from Biglots. It was hand-painted and made in "It-lay" according to my mom.

jason said...

It-lay is a wonderful place., no?

Almost as wonderful as He-lay

T$ said...

man oh man.

I live for overhearing shit like that.