Thursday, 23 December 2010

Overheard: I think I'd have remembered ...

Hi you.

For my final slice of overheard bizarreness for 2010 I've decided on something I heard quite recently and which, in a week in which our water pipes have frozen twice in the night, is also thematically appropriate ....

A couple of weeks ago I was using a computer on campus before starting work while two male students were on the computers opposite me within earshot.

While I was typing away one of them came out with the following line which is so brilliant I think it was made especially for me and delivered as my early present from a Santa who'd seen the request for a 'perfect overheard' on my Christmas list ...

Here goes ...

Male student to friend: Did I ever tell you about the time my boss let me sit in the fridge? I just need to repeat that for you so you get the full joy of it:

Did I ever tell you about the time my boss let me sit in the fridge?
Turns out that no, he hadn't told his friend about that time his boss had let him sit in the fridge so he spent the next 10 mins explaining the whole thing ...

... but I think I'll keep that to myself for now. Like when Dorothy discovers the truth behind the wizard in the Wizard of Oz, I think it's better if I leave it to your imagination.

But feel free to speculate ...

Julie :-)

p.s: if you need a good excuse to take a break from Christmas preparations ... take a break, put your feet up on the sofa and draw a man in a fridge. Worked for me.


  1. Ah, the perfect overheard! x

  2. Did I ever tell you about the time my boyfriend put me in a fridge? One of those big chest freezer things in a garage shop. He stood there and watched me climb out.

    Mery Christmas Julie!

  3. And i thouhgt my employers were dubious lol.I too got trapped in a freezer, it was a chest freezer, I'd leant in to get some chips & a cupboard door above swung open jamming the fridge lid, leaving me half in with my legs dangling out, I had to wait for mum to come & free me lol. Merry Christmas

  4. Well, there's really not much you can say to that except "the mind booggles..." Thanks Julie for keeping us all amused with your eavesdropping gems - v funny. Long may your ears flap!!!!
    I have a funny one courtesy of my 4 year old you might like, not overheard, more directed straight at me...You can find it here if your intrigued...

    Have a very Merry Christmas and I hope you find lots of treasures to recycle from your Christmas pressies!
    Jak :-)

  5. Wow ... I'd never have guessed this would touch a 'I've been in a fridge too' nerve! :-)

    Thanks for sharing - Merry Christmas!

  6. Did I ever tell you about the time I was placed on top of a post box?
    True story!!
    Love the illustrations too.

  7. Merry Christmas and great sketch :)Sorry I haven't got an interesting freezer or fridge story to tell apart from weirdly in freezing temperatures my freezer in the garage seems to be warmer on the inside that outside. It seems you need buy a freezer made especially to be outside in a garage for it to work properly - who knew? Seems we'll be buying a new freezer in the new year.


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