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Thursday, August 03, 2006

Real VT: Overheard conversation in Uncommon Grounds

Sitting in Uncommon Grounds on Church Street in Burlington, drinking coffee and working on my laptop online. I'm in one of the window seats, facing the street. And yes, there is a free wireless signal here, though I'm not sure where it's coming from.

A 19ish or twentysomething woman is sitting behind me, also apparently using the signal. Suddenly a digital pop tune I've never heard starts playing. It's her cell phone. She answers it and says:

"I totally just myspaced you!"


"Nothing, I'm just coffeeing and interneting downtown."


"Not much. I was just checking email and myspacing."


"I don't know what I'm going to do. I might go to the gym. I'm about to go check my work schedule for next week."

There was more, but nothing else worth taking up space here.

August 3, 2006 at 11:06 AM in Real VT | Permalink


This proves it. I am officially old.

Posted by: natkinney | Aug 3, 2006 11:56:12 AM

Was it the new verbs that were funny, or the dicking around on a laptop in a public place (presumably) so near her own home? I always get a kick out of the latter.

Posted by: Ethan-VT | Aug 3, 2006 12:23:59 PM

No, it was the verbs.

I work on my laptop in public places all the time, because sitting in my home or office gets tedious. Also, because I get to overhear things.

Posted by: cresmer | Aug 3, 2006 12:26:45 PM

I'm surprised she didn't say she was going to be "gyming" later after she was done "espressoing."

Posted by: scully | Aug 3, 2006 2:57:47 PM

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