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Overheard in L.A.: Things We Want From An Open Relationship

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This week's edition of Overheard in L.A.includes things we want from an open relationship, a new slogan idea for the LAPD, and what's best to do right after grocery shopping.

Shoes, Clothes, Makeup, Psychic Healing
Girl 1: "My mom went to her psychic last week in Malibu; she's like the real kind of physic"
Girl 2: "Yeah, I really gotta get me one of those"
Two 20 something girls in the check-out line at Whole Foods, Venice via reader email.

On The Hardships of Ambition
Overheard in L.A.: "I don't want to act anymore. I just want to model."
@TorreCatalano via Twitter

Catchy New LAPD Slogan?
Random guy describing the #police: It's no longer to protect and serve. It's patrol and control.
@EnMassePaul via Twitter

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Obese mom to obese son in Vons: "Don't worry, when we leave here I'll buy you Jack in the Box to eat."
via reader email

Can You Put That On Your Match.Com Profile?
Two men discussing the merits of an open relationship over lunch on the patio at LACMA: "If I met the right person I'd want to have my dick sucked."
via reader email

When Washing That Man Outta Your Hair Isn't Enough
"Oh I bet you've been Reikied and all that whoo-whoo stuff, saging that man out of your life!"
Overheard at Bar Method Silver Lake
via reader email

On Walking the Walk
"I'm not an expert or anything....I've only been there a week, BUT..."
Overheard at Formosa Café
via reader email

On Who Not To Invite To Your Party
"He's not even a FUN drunk. Fast forward ten years and he's TOTALLY going to be a radical Islamist."
Overheard at Silver Lake Dog Park
via reader email

Why No One Visits You at the Retirement Home
"Move! Get up the hill! Don't stop. You wanna be a man doncha?!"
Dad at base of hill as son runs up a Runyon Canyon trail
via @glen_go/email

On How to Get Hired For That Tech Job
"Don't use the word 'interactive,' honey. Use the word 'digital'"
Overheard mom telling son over lunch in LA.
@barcholmes via Twitter

We Love L.A. (At Least More Than SF)
Overheard in L.A.: "3 days in SF were more than enough for me."
@dandyhighwayman via Twitter

Our Overheard in L.A. feature relies on you to send us the strange conversations you overhear in this city. Send them our way at (In the e-mail, put "overheard" in the subject and tell us who said it, where they said it and any amusing context.)

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