Overheard in L.A.: How We're (Probably) Getting Scammed
This week's edition of Overheard in L.A. features snippets of conversation overhead at the opera, from the bowels of Hollywood and, as always, Whole Foods.
Or Your Money Back?
"4 weeks in my class and you'll get a pilot. Guaranteed."
"As a songwriter, I don't think I'd use the word 'concentration camp.'"
At Cinespia via @yenniecheung
Die, Mimi, Die
"It isn't 19th century opera unless there's a corpse on the stage!"
At La Boheme via @dearcalliope
Oh Hey There, Red Flag, I Almost Didn't See You Come In
"I'm not a stalker, I'm a man in love."
Dating in L.A.?
"Hi, I'm gonna juice when I get home, so you're welcome to come over."
At Whole Foods via @jbb91
Past Life Recollections
"I haven't seen her in—she's from the adult business, back in the day."
Cell phone conversation via @suddenchad
How We Rough It
"I would go camping ALL the time if I had a full-body cashmere sleeping bag."
Why We Live in Los Angeles
"I'm allergic to the rain."
Better Luck Next Time
Person 1: "I got hit by a car on my bike today."
Person 2: "Oh! By a celebrity?!"
In Hollywood via @SoCassandra
Aesthetic Choices Part II
"You don't want to kill a dog just to prove a point."
"That's a very popular corner to stand and yell on."
Glendale at Brand and Broadway where a man was yelling in Spanish about Jesus via @tropicostation
Aesthetic Choices Part III
"Ugly people can have love triangles too!"
Why We Sell Our Souls
"I am a hummus whore!"
Person 1: "Does the picture look like a before pic?"
Person 2: "Oh! That's a trap."
Facial Hair-Related Violence Is A Serious Crime
"I wanted to punch his ironic mustache off his face."
Why We're Busy
"I can't play tennis tomorrow. I have to go to the American Idol finale."
In a Calabasas locker room via @MotorHeadMama
Girl 1: "I'm about to PASS OUT after not eating all day. How do you guys DO it?"
Girl 2: "It's really not that hard."
Hello There, Disturbing Mental Image
"That sounds like a fat seal masturbating."
"It's a scripted reality show."
"Don't mess, with me today, man, I just lost $7800 on Facebook"
In Beverly Hills via @dereksheath
More Past Life Recollections
Woman on cell phone: "You read a lot. You were always an avid reader. You even read a lot back when you were on drugs."
At the West Hollywood Target via Cece Sherman
"I guess I'm just jaded because I've been to Hong Kong SO many times."
In the Japanese Garden at the Huntington via Stephanie L.
"I'm so glad I didn't shroom."
At Universal City Walk via Jamesthefouth
How the Rich Abuse Each Other
Person 1: "He called my dog disgusting and then asked me for a blow job!"
Person 2: "Well you gave it to him, right?"
At La Scala in Beverly Hills
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