File this one under utter randomness.

Because most of my day at the dayjob is spent in silence the occasional words overheard tend to jump out at me. For the heck of it last week I started writing them down as I heard them. These covered several days and a wide variety of people.

She’s living in a tree now. (Afterwards I realized that the person had said “She’s living with me now.”  but I’m leaving it as is.)

I told her to call me if she needed any help.

It’s not that complicated really.

Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Yeah, yeah.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
No way.

You just don’t understand.
Yes I do. I just don’t want to pay for it.

In the for what it’s worth department,
It would be better if he was here.

I know what you expect, but, shall we say, I just don’t care.

How are you going to do that? I mean, really, is it even possible?

I just went in and they gave it to me.
Did you have to sign for it?
No, they just gave it to me. It was like they were waiting for me to take it away.

It’s been 37 forever.
Then how come somethings burning?


At first I thought I was just being silly doing this but now, as I look at the list, I realize there could be a writing exercise around this. You could take one snippet of dialog and give it to a character and see what happens.

Happy Monday. I hope yours is a creative one.